29 days in South Pacific Itinerary

29 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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29 days in South Pacific Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Hobart, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Melbourne, Australia
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Nadi, Fiji
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Apia, Samoa
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Auckland, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
9
Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 2nd (Sun), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then explore the world behind art at ArtVo, and then kick back and relax at Brighton Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne itinerary planner .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Melbourne, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Brighton Beach
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Hobart, Australia

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Get some cultural insight at Maritime Museum of Tasmania and Constitution Dock. Cape Raoul and May Queen will appeal to history buffs. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Fluted Cape Trail in Adventure Bay, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: visit North Hobart, browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, contemplate the long history of Runnymede House, and explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery.

Discover how to plan a Hobart trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Hobart sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cape Raoul, Seven Mile Beach, Fluted Cape Trail, Hartz Mountains National Park
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Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park
Maritime Museum of Tasmania ©
Maritime Museum of Tasmania
North Hobart ©
North Hobart

1
day
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
On the 8th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, identify plant and animal life at St Kilda Pier, and then enjoy some diversion at The Mystery Rooms Melbourne.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip builder site .

Getting from Hobart to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

The Mystery Rooms Melbourne
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Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
St Kilda Pier ©
St Kilda Pier
The Mystery Rooms Melbourne ©
The Mystery Rooms Melbourne

4
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Explore hidden gems such as Bronte Beach and Wentworth Falls. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Change things up with a short trip to The Giant Stairway in Katoomba (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and stroll through Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Bronte Beach, The Giant Stairway
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

5
nights
Nadi, Fiji

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tavuni Hill Fort and Hot Glass Fiji. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Koroyanitu National Heritage Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Sigatoka (Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course, Natadola Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nadi online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Sydney to Nadi by flight takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Nadi is 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Nadi to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Apia.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Sigatoka, Koroyanitu National Heritage Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
Apia, Samoa

Apia ©
The Samoan capital of Apia serves as the first port of call for most visitors, and it plays home to a number of historic sites, a laid-back seaside promenade, and a range of hotels and restaurants keeping tourists entertained.
Explore hidden gems such as To Sua Ocean Trench and Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Robert Louis Stevenson Museum and Baha'i House of Worship, Tiapapata, Samoa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Apia: Lalomanu Beach (in Lalomanu) and Giant Clam Sanctuary (in Savaia). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Piula Cave Pool, examine the collection at Museum of Samoa, explore the activities along Palolo Deep Marine Reserve, and take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Sauniatu.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Apia trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Nadi to Apia in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Fiji Time (FJT) to West Samoa Standard Time (WSST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Apia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Upolu, Lalomanu Beach, To Sua Ocean Trench, Giant Clam Sanctuary
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To Sua Ocean Trench ©
To Sua Ocean Trench
Lalomanu Beach ©
Lalomanu Beach
Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral ©

3
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©
The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Howick Historical Village and Manukau Heads Lighthouse. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Orewa Beach and Bethells Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Auckland: Muriwai Gannet Colony (in Muriwai Beach), Stockade Hill (in Howick) and Soljans Estate Winery (in Kumeu). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Browns Bay Beach, relax in the rural setting at Sweet Red Strawberries, and take in the pleasant sights at Rotoroa Island.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Auckland holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Apia to Auckland takes 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Apia to Auckland is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Auckland are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Muriwai Gannet Colony, Orewa Beach, Stockade Hill, Rotoroa Island, Soljans Estate Winery
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Orewa Beach ©
Orewa Beach
Muriwai Gannet Colony ©
Muriwai Gannet Colony
Bethells Beach ©
Bethells Beach

2
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
On the 25th (Tue), stroll through Mt Crichton Loop Track, then savor a hot drink at Vesta Design Boutique, and then steep yourself in history at Arrowtown Chinese Settlement. Keep things going the next day: hike along Tobins Track, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Queenstown Trail, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Queenstown online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Queenstown takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Arrowtown
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Queenstown Trail ©
Queenstown Trail
Arrowtown Chinese Settlement ©
Arrowtown Chinese Settlement
Spas

2
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, steep yourself in history at Cooks' Cottage, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Capital City Trail, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum and then contemplate the long history of William Ricketts Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Melbourne takes 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, William Ricketts Sanctuary
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:
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William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
National Sports Museum ©
National Sports Museum

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