12 days in New Zealand & Fiji Itinerary

12 days in New Zealand & Fiji Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Auckland, New Zealand
— 1 night
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Wellington, New Zealand
— 1 night
4
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 3 nights
5
Sigatoka, Fiji
— 1 night
6
Nadi, Fiji
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, look for gifts at Pauanesia, thendon't miss a visit to SkyTower, and finally don't miss a visit to Viaduct Harbour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Auckland road trip planning app.

Chicago, USA to Auckland is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Auckland, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chicago in October: highs in Auckland hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Viaduct Harbour ©
Viaduct Harbour

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Rotorua, New Zealand

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Venture out of the city with trips to Taupo (Maori Rock Carvings, Huka Falls Walkway, &more). Next up on the itinerary: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the natural beauty of Te Puia, and take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest.

Plan my Rotorua trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can drive from Auckland to Rotorua in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Auckland, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Rotorua, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Taupo
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Zipline

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Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington
Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
On the 31st (Sun), get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition, ponder the world of politics at New Zealand Parliament, thencatch a ride on Wellington Cable Car, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Wellington trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Rotorua to Wellington takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Wellington are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums Transportation Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition
Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car

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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.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, take a memorable tour with Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Queenstown trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Wellington to Queenstown in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Outdoors Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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night
Sigatoka, Fiji

Sigatoka ©
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.
On the 4th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Natadola Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sigatoka itinerary maker site.

Fly from Queenstown to Sigatoka in 10.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in November, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nadi.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
On the 5th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool, admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Nadi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Sigatoka to Nadi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nadi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Sleeping Giant ©
Garden of the Sleeping Giant
Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple ©
Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple
Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool ©
Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool

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