21 days in Australia, Fiji & Palau Itinerary

21 days in Australia, Fiji & Palau Itinerary

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21 days in Australia, Fiji & Palau Itinerary

Start: Lagos, Nigeria
Fly:  28​h
1
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
Sigatoka, Fiji
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Taveuni Island, Fiji
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
4
Suva, Fiji
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
5
Brisbane, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
7
Airai, Palau
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
8
Koror, Palau
— 1 night
Fly:  34​h
End: Lagos, Nigeria

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.
Visit Manly Beach and Coogee Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Victoria Building (QVB), admire the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney sightseeing planning website .

Lagos, Nigeria to Sydney is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Lagos to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lagos in January, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
day
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 12th (Sat), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Natadola Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sigatoka trip maker app .

Getting from Sydney to Sigatoka by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Sigatoka, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sigatoka, with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Taveuni Island.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Taveuni Island, Fiji

Taveuni Island ©
Known as the Garden Island, Taveuni is a tropical paradise of tall mountains draped in lush rainforest, filled with delicate wildflowers and colorful birds, and dotted with cascading waterfalls.
On the 13th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bouma National Heritage Park.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Taveuni Island vacation maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sigatoka to Taveuni Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Suva.

Things to do in Taveuni Island

Nature Parks
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Bouma National Heritage Park ©
Bouma National Heritage Park

1
night
Suva, Fiji

Suva ©
Situated on a verdant, hilly peninsula, Suva is the second-largest city in the South Pacific and has been the capital of Fiji since 1882.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Suva Municipal Market, take an in-depth tour of Fiji Museum, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Municipal Handicraft Centre.

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Getting from Taveuni Island to Suva by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or ride a ferry. In January, daytime highs in Suva are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Suva

Shopping Museums
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Suva Municipal Market ©
Suva Municipal Market
Fiji Museum ©
Fiji Museum
Municipal Handicraft Centre ©
Municipal Handicraft Centre

2
nights
Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
You'll get in some beach time at Dicky Beach and Moffat Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Queensland Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, have fun at South Bank Parklands, and admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Suva to Brisbane. Traveling from Suva to Brisbane, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Suva in January since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Museums

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or Readings Book Shop. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online route maker .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Airai.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

1
day
Airai, Palau

Airai ©
On the 24th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Babeldaob Island and then explore the gorgeous colors at Big Drop-off.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Airai day trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Melbourne to Airai in 17.5 hours. In January, Airai is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Koror.

Things to do in Airai

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Big Drop-off
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Big Drop-off ©
Big Drop-off
Babeldaob Island ©
Babeldaob Island

1
night
Koror, Palau

Koror ©
Once Palau's capital, Koror remains by far the country's most populous town and offers plenty of options for tourism.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Rock Islands, make a trip to Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, and then kick back and relax at Long Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Koror itinerary planner.

Koror is just a stone's throw from Airai. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Koror

Parks Beaches Nature
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Rock Islands ©
Rock Islands
Rock Islands Southern Lagoon ©
Rock Islands Southern Lagoon
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

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