12 days in Fiji, Newcastle & Sydney Itinerary

12 days in Fiji, Newcastle & Sydney Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia, United States
Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
Nadi, Fiji
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
2
Newcastle, Australia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Philadelphia, United States

4
nights
Nadi, Fiji

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sigatoka (Tavuni Hill Fort & Nature & Wildlife Tours). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, push the limits with an extreme tour, explore the striking landscape at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool, and get outside with Nadi Sports and Social Club.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Nadi trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Nadi is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, subway, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Nadi is 17 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in July; daily highs in Nadi reach 82°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Sigatoka, Port Denarau Marina
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool ©
Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool

2
nights
Newcastle, Australia

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
On the 12th (Mon), stroll around Speers Point Park, then let the kids burn off some steam at Blackbutt Reserve, then take some stellar pictures from Shepherds Hill Fort, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head, and finally take some stellar pictures from Barry Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Newcastle visit planner.

You can fly from Nadi to Newcastle in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Nadi to Newcastle, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nadi in July: highs in Newcastle hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Off-Road Tours, Tomaree Head, Barry Park, Speers Point Park
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Speers Point Park ©
Speers Point Park
Off-Road Tours

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Bondi Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and have some family-friendly fun at Flight Experience Sydney - Flight Simulator.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney day trip tool.

Drive from Newcastle to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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