16 days in South Pacific Itinerary

16 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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16 days in South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Hanoi, Vietnam
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Nadi, Fiji
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Honiara, Solomon Islands
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
Noumea, New Caledonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Christchurch, New Zealand
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 1 night
7
Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Nadi, Fiji
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Hanoi, Vietnam

2
nights
Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront activity at Port Denarau Marina, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nadi Market, and then admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Nadi travel app .

Hanoi, Vietnam to Nadi is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Fiji Time (FJT) is 5 hours. May in Nadi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Vila.

Things to do in Nadi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Natadola Beach, Port Denarau Marina
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Garden of the Sleeping Giant ©
Garden of the Sleeping Giant
Port Denarau Marina ©
Port Denarau Marina
Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach

1
night
Port Vila, Vanuatu

Port Vila ©
The capital of Vanuatu and the largest settlement on Efate, Port Vila plays home to a number of busy markets, cafes, bars, and restaurants catering to the tourism industry.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Mele Cascades, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at Gallery Blong Vanuatu. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Vanuatu Handicraft Markets, then admire the natural beauty at The Secret Garden, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hideaway Island Marine Reserve.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Vila road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Nadi to Port Vila takes 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nadi to Port Vila. In May, daytime highs in Port Vila are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Honiara.

Things to do in Port Vila

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Secret Garden
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Evergreen Cascades Waterfall ©
Evergreen Cascades Waterfall
The Secret Garden ©
The Secret Garden
Scuba & Snorkeling

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nights
Honiara, Solomon Islands

Honiara ©
The hustle and bustle of Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands, provides a nice counterpoint to the slow pace and laid-back atmosphere in other areas of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Honiara Central Market, then brush up on your military savvy at Vilu War Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Solomon Islands Memorial Garden, and finally delve into the distant past at Bonegi I and II.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Honiara trip planning website .

You can fly from Port Vila to Honiara in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Port Vila in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Honiara, with lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Noumea.

Things to do in Honiara

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Solomon Islands Memorial Garden ©
Solomon Islands Memorial Garden
Bonegi I and II ©
Bonegi I and II
Vilu War Museum ©
Vilu War Museum

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nights
Noumea, New Caledonia

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Tjibaou Cultural Center, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, then head off the coast to Ile aux Canards island, and finally stop by Maison de la Perle. Keep things going the next day: browse the collection at Bernheim Library, French Caledonia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Joseph's Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Vata Beach, and finally shop like a local with Noumea Morning Market.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Noumea online day trip planner .

You can fly from Honiara to Noumea in 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Ile aux Canards island ©
Ile aux Canards island
Tjibaou Cultural Center ©
Tjibaou Cultural Center
Anse Vata Beach ©
Anse Vata Beach

1
night
Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Christchurch Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at International Antarctic Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Canterbury Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Christchurch trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Noumea to Christchurch takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Noumea to Christchurch is 1 hour. In May in Christchurch, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Christchurch

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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International Antarctic Centre ©
International Antarctic Centre
Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum

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night
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua ©
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.
On the 16th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Rainbow Springs Nature Park and then explore the world behind art at Rotorua Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rotorua day trip planner .

Fly from Christchurch to Rotorua in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Christchurch in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Rotorua. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Auckland Central.

Things to do in Rotorua

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Rainbow Springs Nature Park ©
Rainbow Springs Nature Park
Rotorua Museum ©
Rotorua Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): look for gifts at Pauanesia, then learn about all things military at Auckland Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Tower.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Auckland Central road trip website .

You can drive from Rotorua to Auckland Central in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Rotorua in May, plan for slightly colder days in Auckland Central, with highs around 17°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. On the 18th (Fri), you're off toNadi.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums Shopping
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Sky Tower ©
Sky Tower
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Pauanesia ©
Pauanesia

1
night
Nadi, Fiji

Nadi
On the 18th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nadi itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Auckland Central to Nadi in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Auckland Central in May, expect nights in Nadi to be somewhat warmer, around 24°C, while days are much warmer, around 34°C. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Nadi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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