20 days in North Island & Fiji Itinerary

20 days in North Island & Fiji Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Wellington, New Zealand
— 2 nights
2
Taupo, New Zealand
— 5 nights
3
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 5 nights
4
Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
5
Sigatoka, Fiji
— 2 nights
6
Nadi, Fiji
— 2 nights

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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 20th (Wed), appreciate the history behind John Plimmer Statue, contemplate the long history of Wellington Cable Car, then admire the natural beauty at Wellington Botanic Garden, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at New Zealand Parliament, take a stroll through Cuba Street, and then examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Wellington journey planner.

Valletta, Malta to Wellington is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Valletta to Wellington is 11 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Valletta in October: high temperatures in Wellington hover around 19°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Wellington Botanic Garden
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Cuba Street ©
Cuba Street
The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition

5
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Taupo, New Zealand

Taupo ©
The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tongariro National Park (Taranaki Falls, Tawhai Falls, &more) and Whakapapa (Ridge Track & Tama Lakes). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls Walkway, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Maori Rock Carvings, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Taupo trip site.

Fly from Wellington to Taupo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Tongariro National Park
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Mountain Air Scenic Flights Day Tour ©
Mountain Air Scenic Flights Day Tour
Tama Lakes ©
Tama Lakes
Taranaki Falls ©
Taranaki Falls

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rotorua: Waitomo Caves (Spellbound Glowworm & Cave Tours & Waitomo Glowworm Caves), Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera) and Dog and Sheep Shaped Corrugated Metal Buildings (in Tirau). Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, trek along Okere Falls Track, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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Traveling by car from Taupo to Rotorua takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set, Dog and Sheep Shaped Corrugated Metal Buildings, Okere Falls Track
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Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Te Puia ©
Te Puia

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: go for a stroll along the water at Viaduct Harbour, then don't miss a visit to SkyTower, and then look for gifts at Pauanesia.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Auckland visit planner.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Auckland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rotorua in October: highs in Auckland hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Auckland

Wineries · Tours · Museums
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Wine Tours & Tastings
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Off-Road Cave Safari and then kick back and relax at Natadola Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Diveaway Fiji, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sigatoka visit planner.

You can fly from Auckland to Sigatoka in 8 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Auckland in November: highs in Sigatoka hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nadi.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach
Spas
Off-Road Cave Safari ©
Off-Road Cave Safari

2
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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 (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Aviva Farms, then play a few rounds at Denarau Golf and Racquet Club, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nadi day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Sigatoka to Nadi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors · Golf · Spas

Side Trip

Spas
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Denarau Golf and Racquet Club ©
Denarau Golf and Racquet Club
Spas
Aviva Farms ©
Aviva Farms

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