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The Best Fiji Itineraries for a Weekend đź‘™ [2023]

© Mark Snyder – Tourism Fiji

Our Selection of the Best Weekend Itineraries for Fiji

Swap a weekend near the airport for road tripping and island-hopping with these 3-day itineraries for Fiji! Whether you’re travelling with little ones, on a quick honeymoon, on a backpacker budget, seeking luxury or something else, you’re bound to find an itinerary to suit your travel style in this list of the best Fiji itineraries for 3 days.

Destinations Visited in Our Fiji Itineraries for 3 Days

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

Viti Levu

Viti Levu is Fiji’s largest island where most arrive in Fiji at Nadi International Airport. Some of the itineraries below visit destinations around Viti Levu within a 10-minute to two-hour drive from the airport. These destinations include Nadi, Denarau and the Coral Coast.

Mamanuca Islands and Yasawa Islands

These two island groups are the easiest island groups to reach from Nadi, making them ideal for a weekend trip. The tourism scene is well-developed on the islands with a diverse range of resorts, yet the islands themselves are blissfully undeveloped. The island groups hold a mix of volcanic islands and uninhabited coral islands. Find out more in The Complete Guide to the Mamanuca Islands and The Complete Guide to the Yasawa Islands.

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Fiji Budget Itinerary for a Weekend

A weekend is just enough time to see the idyllic islands of Fiji on a budget. One of the best backpacker routes is from Wailoaloa Beach in Nadi to the Mamanuca Islands thanks to the array of budget resorts to choose from. Our three-day budget itinerary gives you a taste of city life in Fiji by giving you time in Nadi, as well as a chance to island-hop.

See our complete list of things to do and budget resorts for each day in our Fiji Budget & Backpacking Itinerary: 3 Days. Otherwise, check out the quick overview below.

Overview: 3-Day Budget Itinerary for Fiji

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Fiji Luxury Itinerary for a Weekend

With a weekend in Fiji and luxury in mind, visiting Denarau Island and the Mamanuca Islands is a no-brainer. Denarau is a hub for five-star resorts with some of the biggest names in hotels huddled on the manmade island. Additionally, you’ll get that idyllic island resort experience on one of the islands of the Mamanucas.

Check out our list of five-star accommodation recommendations, as well as special experiences at each destination in Fiji Luxury Itinerary: 3 Days. Otherwise, get a quick idea of where to go in the overview below.

Overview: 3-Day Luxury Itinerary for Fiji

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Fiji Family Itinerary for a Weekend

While spending a weekend 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 three-day family itinerary, we show you where to go on the mainland for the best family resorts and the widest 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 get around with this Viti Levu itinerary. Find out more in the Fiji Family Itinerary: 3 Days.

Overview: 3-Day Family Itinerary for Fiji

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Fiji Adults-Only Itinerary for a Weekend

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

Some of the best adults-only accommodation can be found on the tranquil islands of the Mamanuca and the Yasawa Islands, so we made sure to include them in our Fiji Adults-Only Itinerary: 3 Days. Check out the full itinerary for our recommendations, as well as things to do on an adults-only getaway.

Overview: 3-Day Adults-Only Itinerary for Fiji

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Fiji Food Itinerary for a Weekend

There are amazing foodie experiences to be had all over Fiji, but with only a weekend, we suggest taking a short culinary journey through Viti Levu. On 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 on the Coral Coast‘s inland villages. Check out all the details in our Fiji Food Itinerary: 3 Days.

Overview: 3-Day Food Itinerary for Fiji

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Fiji Honeymoon and Romance Itinerary for a Weekend

There’s something utterly romantic about the small coral islands that are scattered across the azure waters of the Mamanuca Islands. That’s why we’ve made sure to add this island group to the Fiji Honeymoon & Romance Itinerary: 3 Days, along with recommendations for romantic resorts and special experiences for couples.

Overview: 3-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 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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