28 days in New Zealand & Fiji Itinerary

28 days in New Zealand & Fiji Itinerary

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28 days in New Zealand & Fiji Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Wellington, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 45​min
4
Pacific Harbour, Fiji
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Sigatoka, Fiji
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h
6
Christchurch, New Zealand
— 5 nights
7
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: New Delhi, India

5
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Southward Car Museum. Popular historic sites such as Old St Paul's and Wellington Cable Car are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Cloudy Bay (in Rapaura), Allan Scott Family Winemakers (in Blenheim) and Picton (Picton Sound & Queen Charlotte Sound). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at ZEALANDIA Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Scorching Bay, and brush up on your military savvy at National War Memorial.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Wellington trip builder tool .

New Delhi, India to Wellington is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from New Delhi in March, plan for little chillier days in Wellington, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Blenheim, Picton, Southward Car Museum
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Queen Charlotte Sound ©
Queen Charlotte Sound
Old St Paul's ©
Old St Paul's

5
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ohope Beach and Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rotorua Museum and Buried Village of Te Wairoa. Change things up with a short trip to Huka Falls tracks in Taupo (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, identify plant and animal life at Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Rotorua, and take in the natural beauty of Hell's Gate.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rotorua travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Wellington to Rotorua by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Wellington in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rotorua, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Auckland Central.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Hells Gate, Ohope Beach, River Rafting & Tubing, Huka Falls Walkway
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Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Ohope Beach ©
Ohope Beach

2
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 12th (Mon): take a stroll through Ponsonby and then stroll through Takapuna Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): learn about all things military at Auckland Museum and then take a stroll through Parnell.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Auckland Central online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Auckland Central takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Rotorua in March, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Auckland Central: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pacific Harbour.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Ponsonby ©
Ponsonby
Parnell ©
Parnell

1
night
Pacific Harbour, Fiji

At the eastern end of Coral Coast, only a short drive from Suva, lies Pacific Harbour, Fiji's self-styled adventure capital.
On the 15th (Thu), meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pacific Harbour road trip site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Auckland Central to Pacific Harbour in 8 hours. In March, Pacific Harbour is somewhat warmer than Auckland Central - with highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Pacific Harbour

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Shark Diving

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): look for gifts at Hot Glass Fiji, then identify plant and animal life at Kula Wild Adventure Park, and then contemplate the long history of Tavuni Hill Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Momi Bay Battery Historic Park and then play a few rounds at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sigatoka route maker website .

Traveling by car from Pacific Harbour to Sigatoka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Sigatoka sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trip

Momi Bay Battery Historic Park
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Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course ©
Hot Glass Fiji ©
Hot Glass Fiji
Tavuni Hill Fort ©
Tavuni Hill Fort

5
nights
Christchurch, New Zealand

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cardboard Cathedral and Christchurch Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore International Antarctic Centre and Canterbury Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Christchurch: Swim with Dolphins (in Akaroa) and Little River Gallery (in Little River). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Port Hills, stroll through Sumner Beach (Cave Rock), take in the exciting artwork at Christchurch Art Gallery (Te Puna o Waiwhetu), and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps and tourist information, read Christchurch trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sigatoka to Christchurch takes 8 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sigatoka in March, with highs in Christchurch at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Christchurch

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Little River Gallery, Swim with Dolphins
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Swim with Dolphins
Port Hills ©
Port Hills
Sumner Beach (Cave Rock) ©
Sumner Beach (Cave Rock)

5
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Arrowtown Chinese Settlement. Head to Silver Fern Gallery and The Remarkable Sweetshop - Queenstownfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Fishing Charters & Tours (in Wanaka) and Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) (in Te Anau). There's lots more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Christchurch to Queenstown takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 28th (Wed).

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Arrowtown Chinese Settlement, Fishing Charters & Tours, Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
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Arrowtown Chinese Settlement ©
Arrowtown Chinese Settlement
Fishing Charters & Tours

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