56 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

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Nadi, Fiji
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Mana Island, Fiji
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Suva, Fiji
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Taveuni Island, Fiji
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Sigatoka, Fiji
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Melbourne, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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Alice Springs, Australia
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Cairns, Australia
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Nadi, Fiji — 2 nights

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Nadi is known for wildlife, adventure, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, take in the dramatic natural features at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool, take in the natural beauty of Tifajek Mud Pool & Hot Spring, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nadi trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Nadi is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Nadi is 11 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in July; daily highs in Nadi reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mana Island.
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Mana Island, Fiji — 1 night

Barely 2 km (1.25 mi) across, the miniscule Mana Island is inhabited only thanks to a handful of resorts, which make the most of white-sand beaches appealing to vacationers from around the globe.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): kick back and relax at Sunset Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Aqua-Trek Mana.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mana Island trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Nadi to Mana Island takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mana Island are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Suva.
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Suva, Fiji — 1 night

Situated on a verdant, hilly peninsula, Suva is the second-largest city in the South Pacific and has been the capital of Fiji since 1882.
On the 12th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at 21K Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Fiji Museum, and then gain insight with Drua Experience.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Suva trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight from Mana Island to Suva in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Suva, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to fly to Taveuni Island.
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Taveuni Island, Fiji — 2 nights

Garden Island

Known as the Garden Island, Taveuni is a tropical paradise of tall mountains draped in lush rainforest, filled with delicate wildflowers and colorful birds, and dotted with cascading waterfalls.
On the 13th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bouma National Heritage Park. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stroll through Lavena Coastal Walk, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tavoro Waterfalls.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Taveuni Island trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Suva to Taveuni Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can fly to Sigatoka.
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Sigatoka, Fiji — 2 nights

Located at the western end of Coral Coast, with its long sheltered beaches and popular surf spots, Sigatoka is best known for its immediate surroundings than for the town itself.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Off-Road Cave Safari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): get a taste of local nightlife at Baravi Handcrafts & Cafe and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sigatoka travel route planner.

Fly from Taveuni Island to Sigatoka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Sigatoka sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Auckland.
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Auckland, New Zealand — 5 nights

City of Sails

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Auckland: Warkworth (Horse Riding Warkworth & Of Hand & Heart). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Sky Tower, see the interesting displays at MOTAT - Museum of Transport and Technology, admire the landmark architecture of Alberton, and head off the coast to Hauraki Gulf.

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You can fly from Sigatoka to Auckland in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Sigatoka in July, expect nights in Auckland to be slightly colder, around 13°C, while days are cooler, around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Queenstown.
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Queenstown, New Zealand — 6 nights

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Explore Queenstown's surroundings by going to Te Anau (The Chasm Walk & Milford Sound), Chard Farm Winery (in Gibbston) and UnderDog Sled Dog Tours (in Cardrona). On the 26th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Coronet Peak Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through The Remarkables Ski Area, trek along Mirror Lakes Walk, learn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by flight from Auckland to Queenstown takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne, Australia — 5 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wildlife Coast Cruises (in Cowes) and National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne planning tool.

Fly from Queenstown to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Queenstown to Melbourne, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.
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Sydney, Australia — 6 nights

The Harbour City

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls), Faulconbridge (Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum & Faulconbridge Cemetery) and Elysian Rock Lookout (in Leura). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planning site.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Brisbane.
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Brisbane, Australia — 6 nights

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Brisbane Whale Watching (in Redcliffe) and Cork 'n Fork Tours (in Tamborine Mountain). The adventure continues: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ninderry, and explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip tool.

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Brisbane sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Alice Springs.
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Alice Springs, Australia — 4 nights

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Alice Springs is known for wildlife, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Yubu Napa Art Gallery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, examine the collection at Road Transport Hallf of Fame, and view the masterpieces at This is Aboriginal Art.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Brisbane to Alice Springs in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Alice Springs, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly to Cairns.
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Cairns, Australia — 6 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman), Port Douglas (Safaris, Flagstaff Hill Lookout, &more) and Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre and learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cairns road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Alice Springs in August, you will find days in Cairns are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are much warmer (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 7 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Delft (Markt, City Hall, &more) and The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, wander the streets of Leiden Square (Leidseplein), and see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Amsterdam in 24 hours. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Cairns to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In August, Amsterdam is little chillier than Cairns - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Fiji travel guide

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Located at the heart of the Central Pacific, Fiji is an archipelago of 333 islands and hundreds more tiny islets, many of which are uninhabited. The land masses range from vast Viti Levu, mountainous and covered in green jungle, to private desert islands available for rent. With bountiful sunshine, white sand beaches, tranquil oceans, and lush rainforest, it is no surprise that ecotourism in Fiji thrives. Local culture combines indigenous Fijian, Indo-Fijian, Asian, and European influences in a vibrant mix, with many of the smaller islands still retaining a strong element of traditional island life. Explore the countless pockets of paradise to find your favorite.
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