18 days in Auckland, Christchurch & Fiji Itinerary

18 days in Auckland, Christchurch & Fiji Itinerary

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18 days in Auckland, Christchurch & Fiji Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Auckland, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Christchurch, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  8 h 15 min
3
Sigatoka, Fiji
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Nadi, Fiji
— 3 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Montreal, Canada

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie) and The Kauri Museum. Get outdoors at Piha Beach and Muriwai Gannet Colony. Venture out of the city with trips to Matakana War Memorial (in Matakana), Warkworth (Omaha Beach, Goat Island Marine Reserve, & more) and Piha (Arataki Visitor Centre & Kitekite Falls). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Orewa Beach, stroll through Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, explore the world behind art at Connells Bay Sculpture Park, and walk around Karekare Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Auckland journey planner .

Montreal, Canada to Auckland is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 17 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in March, with highs in Auckland at 22°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Warkworth, Waiheke Island, Piha, Orewa Beach, The Kauri Museum
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Piha Beach ©
Piha Beach
Muriwai Gannet Colony ©
Muriwai Gannet Colony
Arataki Visitor Centre ©
Arataki Visitor Centre

4
nights
Christchurch, New Zealand

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Port Hills. Do some cultural sightseeing at Riccarton House & Bush and Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities. Get out of town with these interesting Christchurch side-trips: Hanmer Springs (Spas, Conical Hill, & more). Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and appreciate the history behind Chalice Sculpture.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Christchurch road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Christchurch takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect slightly colder evenings in Christchurch when traveling from Auckland in March, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Christchurch

Tours Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Hanmer Springs, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Hanmer Forest ©
Hanmer Forest
Port Hills ©
Port Hills

3
nights
Sigatoka, Fiji

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course. Explore hidden gems such as Shark Diving and Natadola Beach. Go for a jaunt from Sigatoka to Pacific Harbour to see Zipline about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sigatoka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Christchurch to Sigatoka takes 8.5 hours. While traveling from Christchurch, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Sigatoka, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Nadi.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Pacific Harbour
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Shark Diving
Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach

3
nights
Nadi, Fiji

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nadi route planning website .

You can take a bus from Sigatoka to Nadi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, daily temperatures in Nadi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nadi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Vuda Point Marina Fiji
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

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