42 days in Oceania Itinerary

42 days in Oceania Itinerary

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Denarau Island, Fiji
— 3 nights
Taxi to Denarau, Ferry to Malolo Lailai Island
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Malolo Lailai Island, Fiji
— 5 nights
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Tokoriki Island, Fiji
— 5 nights
Ferry to Denarau, Taxi to Denarau Island
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Denarau Island, Fiji
— 1 night
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Neiafu, Tonga
— 7 nights
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Mulifanua, Samoa
— 5 nights
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Apia, Samoa
— 5 nights
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Denarau Island, Fiji

— 3 nights
Denarau Island, a small 2.55 sq km (1 sq mi) private island connected to mainland Viti Levu by a short causeway, includes eight beachside resorts arranged around the 18-hole Denarau Golf Course.
Step out of Denarau Island to go to Lautoka and see Saweni beach, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, steep yourself in history at Momi Battery Historical Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and try out the rides at Big Bula Water Park.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Denarau Island road trip website.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Denarau Island is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Christchurch in March, expect nights in Denarau Island to be warmer, around 27°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Malolo Lailai Island.

Things to do in Denarau Island

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Malolo Lailai Island, Fiji

— 5 nights
Malolo Lailai Island is known for nightlife, outdoors, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: view the masterpieces at La Galerie and look for all kinds of wild species at Take A Break Cuises.

Plan a Malolo Lailai Island trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Denarau Island to Malolo Lailai Island by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You'll set off for Tokoriki Island on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Malolo Lailai Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Tokoriki Island, Fiji

— 5 nights
Tokoriki Island is known for wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with Tokoriki Diving at Tokoriki Island Resort.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tokoriki Island itinerary maker app.

Traveling by ferry from Malolo Lailai Island to Tokoriki Island takes 4.5 hours. April in Tokoriki Island sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. You'll set off for Denarau Island on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Tokoriki Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Denarau Island, Fiji

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Momi Battery Historical Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Denarau Island trip planner.

Getting from Tokoriki Island to Denarau Island by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly to Neiafu.

Things to do in Denarau Island

Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Historic Sites

Neiafu, Tonga

— 7 nights
Neiafu is known for wildlife, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Ene'io Botanical Garden, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Talau, pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph's Cathedral, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Neiafu tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Denarau Island to Neiafu takes 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denarau Island to Neiafu. In April, daily temperatures in Neiafu can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You will leave for Mulifanua on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Neiafu

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Mulifanua, Samoa

— 5 nights
Mulifanua is a village on the north-western tip of the island of Upolu, in Samoa. Change things up with a short trip to Giant Clam Sanctuary in Savaia (about 38 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with Pure Ocean Dive & Water sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pe'ape'a Cave, and pause for some photo ops at Cape Fatuosofia.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mulifanua day trip planning site.

Getting from Neiafu to Mulifanua by flight takes about 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 26th (Wed), you're off to Apia.

Things to do in Mulifanua

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

Apia, Samoa

— 5 nights
The Samoan capital of Apia serves as the first port of call for most visitors, and it plays home to a number of historic sites, a laid-back seaside promenade, and a range of hotels and restaurants keeping tourists entertained.
Apia is known for museums, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, browse the fresh offerings at Fugalei Market, soothe aching muscles at Yoga Samoa, and shop like a local with Plantation House Samoa.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Apia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mulifanua to Apia takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can fly to Avarua.

Things to do in Apia

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Avarua, Cook Islands

— 9 nights
Avarua is known for shopping, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Maire Nui Botanical Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Titikaveka Beach, and sample the tasty concoctions at Matutu Brewery.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Avarua itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Apia to Avarua in 16.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Apia to Avarua is minus 23 hours. May in Avarua sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Avarua

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.

Mamanuca Islands travel guide

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Outdoor Activities · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
A string of around 20 islands (some of the tiniest disappearing in high tide), Mamanuca Islands probably represent Fiji's most popular tourist destination. It's not hard to see why, with the secluded white sand beaches fringed with swaying palm trees, and the emerald vegetation clinging to rocky promontories. Nutrient-rich currents in the crystal clear waters feed dazzling coral reefs, creating a diver's paradise. Access the islands on a short day trip from the mainland, or extend your stay at one of the many resorts on the islands themselves, catering to everything from a backpacking budget to five-star luxury.

Tonga travel guide

3.9
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Nature & Parks
The Friendly Islands
Spread out over 177 islands, Tonga features an incredible array of natural environments and places to visit. "Island time" remains omnipresent in Tonga, and visitors may find that locals are in little hurry in their day-to-day lives. While sightseeing in Tonga, head for the country's three main island groupings--Vava'u, Ha'apai, and Tongatapu--to enjoy a taste of their world-class snorkeling and diving opportunities. Reefs and forests burst with life and lush foliage, and lend themselves well to enjoying the great outdoors, while sun-kissed beaches and idyllic lagoons make for fantastic lazy days along the shore. Alternatively, take advantage of the country's prolific whale-watching industry--frequently ranked among the best on the planet.

Samoa travel guide

3.9
Nature & Parks · History Museums · Tourist Spots
Enchanting Samoa and its people boast a legendarily laid-back approach to life, and clocks and set times are merely a formality here. The society remains a proud one, deeply connected to a set of millennia-old traditions known as "Fa'a Samoa"--the Samoan Way. Spread out over two main islands and several smaller landmasses, Samoa is a land of incredible contrasts and natural beauty, home to rocky volcanic mountains and expansive beaches, rugged cliffs and lush rainforests. Visitors on holiday in Samoa can easily spend their time exploring the country's exotic interior and untamed coastal reaches, which offer plenty of wildlife and fantastic landscapes. Alternatively, they can just as readily kick back in sleepy seaside villages, indulging in a full-service resort, or splash around in lagoons and at beaches that hold their place among the world's best.

Rarotonga travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Concerts & Shows · Scuba & Snorkeling
The center of Rarotonga is a mass of peaks and ridges, closely thatched with dense jungle. Around the outer edge of the island, between verdant bush and pristine white beaches, you'll find a scattering of hotels and resorts; restaurants, bars, and cafes; paw paw patches and fields of taro, mango, and bananas. Explore the unspoiled scenery of the interior, or relax wholeheartedly into the laid-back Islander way of life. There are two bus routes--clockwise and counterclockwise around the island--and the buses stop on demand, allowing you to get around with ease (if at a sedate place). Encircled by a sheltering coral reef, the crystal clear waters surrounding the island are calm and perfect for fishing, swimming, diving, paddling, snorkeling, or simply splashing about. Rarotonga also serves as the gateway to the rest of the Cook Islands, with tiny traditional communities, ancient caves, uninhabited islets, and sandy atolls to discover.