16 days in Australia, New Zealand & Fiji Itinerary

16 days in Australia, New Zealand & Fiji Itinerary

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16 days in Australia, New Zealand & Fiji Itinerary

Start: Buffalo, United States
Fly:  26​h
1
Nadi, Fiji
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Auckland, New Zealand
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Cairns, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Buffalo, United States

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day
Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): go for a stroll along the water at Port Denarau Marina.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nadi holiday maker website .

Buffalo, USA to Nadi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Fiji Time (FJT) is 17 hours. Traveling from Buffalo in February, things will get much warmer in Nadi: highs are around 87°F and lows about 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Auckland Central.

Things to do in Nadi

Parks

Side Trip

Port Denarau Marina
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Port Denarau Marina ©
Port Denarau Marina

1
night
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 6th (Tue): take in the waterfront activity at Viaduct Harbour and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Tower.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Auckland Central vacation maker .

You can fly from Nadi to Auckland Central in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Nadi in February, you will find days in Auckland Central are little chillier (72°F), and nights are about the same (72°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks
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Viaduct Harbour ©
Viaduct Harbour
Sky Tower ©
Sky Tower

3
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

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, spas, parks, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Queenstown trip site .

Getting from Auckland Central to Queenstown by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne holiday planner .

You can fly from Queenstown to Melbourne in 6 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In February, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the grandeur of opera at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in February since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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nights
Cairns, Australia

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, Cairns is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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