18 days in Australia, Nadi & New York State Itinerary

18 days in Australia, Nadi & New York State Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Nadi, Fiji
— 3 nights
Fly
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Brisbane, Australia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Moreton Island, Australia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brisbane, Australia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Byron Bay, Australia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brisbane, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly
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New York City, United States

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Nadi, Fiji — 3 nights

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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.

Before you visit Nadi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

New York City, USA to Nadi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Nadi, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from New York City in February: high temperatures in Nadi hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to fly to Brisbane.
Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 1:

Brisbane, Australia — 3 nights

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane travel route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Nadi to Brisbane takes 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Nadi to Brisbane. Traveling from Nadi in March, things will get slightly colder in Brisbane: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Moreton Island.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 4:

Moreton Island, Australia — 2 nights

Off Queensland's southeastern coast, Moreton Island offers steep dunes and beaches.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Moreton Lighthouse and then head off the coast to Moreton Island. On the next day, make a trip to Tangalooma Wrecks and then get outside with Tangalooma Island Resort.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Moreton Island trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Brisbane to Moreton Island in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 6:

Brisbane, Australia — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): indulge your thirst for a good beer at XXXX Brewery Tour, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, and then take a leisurely stroll along Eagle Street Pier.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane itinerary builder.

You can drive from Moreton Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Byron Bay.
Museums · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 8:

Byron Bay, Australia — 2 nights

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): have unforgettable encounters with Sundive Byron Bay, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, and then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Byron Bay travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Byron Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Brisbane.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas
Side Trip
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 10:

Brisbane, Australia — 4 nights

Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Surfers Paradise (Surfers Paradise Beach & Infinity Attraction), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). See even more of Brisbane: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, ponder the world of politics at City Hall, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planner.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New York City.
Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 14:

New York City, United States

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
To find photos and more tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to New York City takes 22.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to New York City is minus 15 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in March, with highs in New York City at 11°C and lows at 1°C. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Mon).
Nightlife · Parks · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 15:

Australia travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

New York State travel guide

4.5
Scenic Walking Areas · Observation Decks · Historic Sites
The Empire State
Home to the country's most populous city, the state of New York is a major gateway for immigration into the United States, but also one of the nation's prime holiday destinations. Take a trip down the state's numerous wilderness trails and scenic roads to visit quaint small towns, sandy beaches, historical estates, and artist colonies. Though the majority of visitors head for the big-city restaurants, theaters, and museums, you can venture deeper into the rugged and remote mountain areas to discover a world of picturesque forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York also boasts the nation's largest forest preserve, encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of the state.