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The Best Fiji Itineraries for 5 Days 🤿 [2023]

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Our Selection of the Best 5-Day Itineraries for Fiji

Swap five days in one resort for road tripping and island-hopping with these 5-day itineraries for Fiji! Whether you’re travelling with kids, on a romantic honeymoon, on a backpacker budget, with luxury in mind or something else, you’re bound to find an itinerary to suit your travel style in this list of the best Fiji itineraries for 5 days.

Destinations Visited in Our Fiji Itineraries for 5 Days

Choosing a destination among the 333 islands of Fiji can be pretty overwhelming. So let’s break it down to the main destinations mentioned in the five-day itineraries listed below.

Viti Levu

This is Fiji’s largest island where most travellers arrive in Fiji at Nadi International Airport. Some of the itineraries below visit several destinations around Viti Levu, all connected by road. These destinations include Nadi, Denarau, the Coral Coast, Pacific Harbour, Suva and the Suncoast (Rakiraki).

Mamanuca Islands and Yasawa Islands

These two island groups are the easiest island groups to reach from Nadi. While the tourism scene is well-developed with a diverse range of resorts, the islands themselves are remarkably undeveloped. The island groups hold a mix of volcanic islands and small uninhabited coral islands. Learn more about these destinations in The Complete Guide to the Mamanuca Islands and The Complete Guide to the Yasawa Islands.

Vanua Levu

This is Fiji’s second-largest island located in the north of the Fiji archipelago, about a 1h25min flight from Nadi International Airport. Vanua Levu has two main towns, while the rest of the landscape is made up of small villages, remote resorts, copra and sugar cane plantations, and tropical rainforest. Find out more about the island in The Complete Guide to Vanua Levu.


Off the southeastern shores of Vanua Levu, the island of Taveuni earns its nickname as the “Garden Island” thanks to its pristine nature. Around 80% of the island is made up of the Bouma National Heritage Park, while marine reserves and coral reefs are found off the coast. Find out more in The Complete Guide to Taveuni.

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Fiji Budget and Backpacking Itinerary for 5 Days

Five days is more than enough time to see the idyllic islands of Fiji on a budget. One of the best backpacker routes is through the Mamanuca Islands to the Yasawa Islands, with an array of budget resorts to choose from. Our five-day budget itinerary gives you a taste of city life in Fiji with time in Nadi, as well as a chance to island-hop.

See our complete list of things to do and budget accommodation for each day in our Fiji Budget & Backpacking Itinerary: 5 Days. Otherwise, check out the quick overview below.

Overview: 5-Day Budget Itinerary for Fiji

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Fiji Luxury Itinerary for 5 Days

With five days in Fiji and money not being an object, you can go a lot further than the average tourist. Our five-day luxury itinerary has you travelling to the less-visited islands of Fiji, home to remote resorts, authentic culture and breathtaking nature.

Check out our list of five-star and luxury accommodation recommendations, as well as special experiences at each destination in Fiji Luxury Itinerary: 5 Days. Or get a quick idea of where to go in the overview below.

Overview: 5-Day Luxury Itinerary for Fiji

  • Day 1 – Nadi International Airport to Vanua Levu
  • Day 2 – Vanua Levu
  • Day 3 – Vanua Levu to Taveuni
  • Day 4 – Taveuni
  • Day 5 – Taveuni to Nadi International Airport
  • See the full itinerary: Fiji Luxury Itinerary: 5 Days.
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Fiji Family Itinerary for 5 Days

While spending five days in a Fiji resort might seem like the only option for families, there’s definitely something for families who want to discover more of Fiji.

In our five-day family itinerary, we show you where to go on the mainland with the best resorts for families and the greatest offering of family-friendly activities. You won’t need to worry about organising overwater transport, as renting a car or even taking a taxi from location to location is an easy way to go with our Viti Levu itinerary. Find out more in Fiji Family Itinerary: 5 Days.

Overview: 5-Day Family Itinerary for Fiji

  • Day 1 – Nadi International Airport to the Coral Coast
  • Day 2 – Coral Coast
  • Day 3 – Coral Coast to the Pacific Harbour
  • Day 4 – Pacific Harbour
  • Day 5 – Pacific Harbour to Nadi International Airport
  • See the full itinerary: Fiji Family Itinerary: 5 Days.
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Fiji Adults-Only Itinerary for 5 Days

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a solo timeout or a trip with friends, set the tone right by staying in adults-only resorts in Fiji.

Some of the best adults-only accommodation can be found on the paradise-like islands of the Mamanuca and the Yasawa Islands, so we made sure to include them in our Fiji Adults-Only Itinerary: 5 Days. Check out the full itinerary for our top recommendations, as well as things to do on an adults-only holiday.

Overview: 5-Day Adults-Only Itinerary for Fiji

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Fiji Food Itinerary for 5 Days

There are amazing foodie experiences to be had all over Fiji, but with only five days, we suggest taking a culinary journey on Viti Levu. The mainland is where you’ll find the most variety, from the Indo-Fijian street food in Nadi and Suva to the authentic Fijian meals experienced in Viti Levu’s remote inland villages. Find out all the details in our Fiji Food Itinerary: 5 Days.

Overview: 5-Day Food Itinerary for Fiji

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Fiji Honeymoon and Romance Itinerary for 5 Days

There’s something utterly romantic about the small coral islands that scatter across the azure waters of the Mamanucas and the Yasawas. That’s why we’ve made sure to add them to the Fiji Honeymoon & Romance Itinerary: 5 Days, along with recommendations for the most romantic resorts and special experiences in Fiji for couples.

Overview: 5-Day Honeymoon and Romance Itinerary for Fiji

More of the Best Fiji Itineraries

If you’re lucky enough to be able to be open about your travel dates, check out our other itineraries for a longer or shorter trip:

Finally, make sure you’re fully prepared for your Fiji trip with The Complete Travel Guide to Fiji and 31 Tips for Travelling in Fiji.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Fiji Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Fiji. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Fiji’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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