47 days in South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

47 days in South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

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Nadi, Fiji
— 2 nights
Taxi to Nadi, Fly to Suva
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Suva, Fiji
— 2 nights
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Sigatoka, Fiji
— 3 nights
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Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 7 nights
Fly to Mackay, Bus to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach, Australia
— 3 nights
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Hamilton Island, Australia
— 5 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 7 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 8 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 8 nights
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Nadi, Fiji

— 2 nights
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to Fiji Culture Village, admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): see some colorful creatures with Scuba Bula Dive Centre and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nadi route website.

Bergen, Norway to Nadi is an approximately 29.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bergen to Nadi, you'll lose 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bergen in December, things will get much hotter in Nadi: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Suva.

Things to do in Nadi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

Suva, Fiji

— 2 nights
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), get close to the beloved marine mammals with Drua Experience, then browse the exhibits of Fiji Museum, and then hunt for treasures at Suva Municipal Market. On the next day, trek along Talanoa Treks.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nadi to Suva in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Suva can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Suva

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

Sigatoka, Fiji

— 3 nights
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.
Sigatoka is known for wildlife, beaches, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Off-Road Cave Safari, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see some colorful creatures with Diveaway Fiji, and stop by Baravi Handcrafts.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sigatoka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Suva to Sigatoka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Sigatoka can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Port Vila.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Port Vila, Vanuatu

— 7 nights
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.
Step out of Port Vila with an excursion to Pele Island in Pele Island--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Iririki Island, explore the galleries of National Museum of Vanuatu, find something for the whole family at Wet N Wild Adventure Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Port Vila road trip planning website.

You can fly from Sigatoka to Port Vila in 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sigatoka to Port Vila is minus 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Vila

Parks · Tours · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — Jan 2:

Airlie Beach, Australia

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Airlie Beach is known for adventure, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the waterfront activity at Coral Sea Marina, enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and stop by Grotty Yachty Clothing.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach day trip tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Port Vila to Airlie Beach in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Port Vila to Airlie Beach, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:

Hamilton Island, Australia

— 5 nights
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Hamilton Island is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club, go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, and join the crowd at Go-Kart Racing Track.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hamilton Island road trip website.

Traveling by ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island takes 2 hours. January in Hamilton Island sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:

Sydney, Australia

— 7 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in panoramic vistas at Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 17:

Melbourne, Australia

— 8 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Venture out of the city with trips to Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), Mt Martha (The Briars Park & Wine Compass) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in January since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Dubai.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 25:

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 8 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Explore Dubai's surroundings by going to Abu Dhabi (Heritage Village, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more) and Sharjah (Souk Al Arsah & Sharjah Heritage Museum). Make the 1st (Tue) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, take in nature's colorful creations at Dubai Miracle Garden, take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort, and browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dubai journey maker app.

You can fly from Melbourne to Dubai in 16.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne to Dubai, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you will find days in Dubai are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — Feb 2:

Fiji travel guide

4.2
Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas · Outdoor Activities
Located at the heart of the Central Pacific, Fiji is an archipelago of 333 islands and hundreds more tiny islets, many of which are uninhabited. The land masses range from vast Viti Levu, mountainous and covered in green jungle, to private desert islands available for rent. With bountiful sunshine, white sand beaches, tranquil oceans, and lush rainforest, it is no surprise that ecotourism in Fiji thrives. Local culture combines indigenous Fijian, Indo-Fijian, Asian, and European influences in a vibrant mix, with many of the smaller islands still retaining a strong element of traditional island life. Explore the countless pockets of paradise to find your favorite.

Vanuatu travel guide

4.4
Nature & Parks · Waterfalls · Scuba & Snorkeling
Composed of 83 rugged islands spread out over a stretch of nearly 1,300 km (810 mi), Vanuatu features a huge diversity of natural environments and cultures. A fusion of British, French, Polynesian, and Melanesian influences, the nation combines devout religious devotion with the slow, relaxed pace of island life. Lush rainforests and thriving coral sanctuaries abound across the island chain and feature a colorful array of native wildlife and plant species that make for fantastic snorkeling, diving, and hiking excursions. Active volcanoes remain among the biggest attractions in Vanuatu, along with the chain's stunning beaches and shimmering blue waters. Despite the nation's harsh volcanic landscapes, rocky coast, and lack of arable land, Vanuatu is a warm and welcoming place to visit, as its people do everything they can to make tourists feel right at home.