15 days in Oceania Itinerary

15 days in Oceania Itinerary

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Fly to Apia, Ferry to Pago Pago
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Pago Pago, American Samoa
— 2 nights
Ferry to Apia, Fly to Aitutaki
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Aitutaki, Cook Islands
— 2 nights
Fly
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Atiu, Cook Islands
— 1 night
Fly
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Mauke, Cook Islands
— 1 day
Fly to Rarotonga International Airport, Drive to Titikaveka
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Titikaveka, Cook Islands
— 1 night
Drive to Rarotonga International Airport, Fly to Wellington
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Wellington, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly to Noumea, Bus to Ile Des Pins
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Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia
— 1 night
Fly
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Noumea, New Caledonia
— 1 day
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Pago Pago, American Samoa

— 2 nights
Head to Pago Pago, the territorial capital of American Samoa, for an authentic Pacific Islands holiday.
On the 30th (Wed), stroll through Fagatele Bay Trail, browse the exhibits of Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary Office, stroll through Cloud Rainforest to Reef Hike, then stroll through National Park of American Samoa, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Alava, and finally stroll through Lower Sauma Ridge Hike. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Two Dollar Beach, browse the exhibits of Jean P. Haydon Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at World War II Heritage Trail, then take in the awesome beauty at Matafao Peak, and finally trek along Blunts Point Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pago Pago vacation planner.

Sydney, Australia to Pago Pago is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Pago Pago is minus 20 hours. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect nights in Pago Pago to be much hotter, around 27°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Pago Pago

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:

Aitutaki, Cook Islands

— 2 nights
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): shop like a local with T & S Artworx, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aitutaki Lagoon, then tour the pleasant surroundings at One Foot Island, and finally get outside with Akaiami. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Maungapu, stroll through Aitutaki Secret Garden, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Aitutaki trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Pago Pago to Aitutaki takes 29 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Atiu.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Atiu, Cook Islands

— 1 night
Atiu, also known as Enuamanu, is an island 187 km northeast of Rarotonga, in the Southern Islands group of the Cook Islands Archipelago.GeographyAtiu is a raised volcanic island surrounded by a reef from which rise 6m cliffs of fossilized coral (makatea). On the 5th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Anatakitaki Cave (Kopeka Cave).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Atiu route builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Aitutaki to Atiu. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mauke.

Things to do in Atiu

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

Mauke, Cook Islands

— 1 day
Mauke is an island of the Cook Islands archipelago, lying in the central-southern Pacific Ocean. On the 6th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zion church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Mauke travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Atiu to Mauke. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Titikaveka.

Things to do in Mauke

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

Titikaveka, Cook Islands

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): kick back and relax at Muri Lagoon and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Titikaveka Beach.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Titikaveka tour itinerary maker site.

Explore your travel options from Mauke to Titikaveka with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Titikaveka are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Titikaveka

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Wellington, New Zealand

— 3 nights

Harbour Capital

Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Go for a jaunt from Wellington to Paraparaumu to see Southward Car Museum about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, tour the pleasant surroundings at ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary, steep yourself in history at Wellington Cable Car, and admire the natural beauty at Wellington Botanic Garden.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Wellington trip itinerary maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Titikaveka to Wellington. The time zone difference when traveling from Titikaveka to Wellington is 22 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Titikaveka in July: high temperatures in Wellington hover around 14°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia

— 1 night

L'ile la plus proche du paradis (the island closest to paradise)

Just a little way off the southern end of Grand Terre, Île des Pins (the Isle of Pines) gets its name from the tall columnar pines that stick out of the surrounding vegetation like bristles on a brush.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): stroll through Isle of Pines, kick back and relax at Piscine Naturelle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kanumera Bay, and finally stroll through Kuto Bay. On the next day, make a trip to Upi Bay and then kick back and relax at Oro Bay.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ile Des Pins tour planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Wellington to Ile Des Pins in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Wellington to Ile Des Pins. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Wellington in July; daily highs in Ile Des Pins reach 26°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Noumea.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Noumea, New Caledonia

— 1 day
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Ville de Noumea, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, and then stroll through Ile aux Canards island.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Noumea trip planner.

You can fly from Ile Des Pins to Noumea in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

Cook Islands travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Concerts & Shows · Scuba & Snorkeling
Scattered across a 2,200,000 sq km (849,425 sq mi) zone in the vast Pacific Ocean, roughly halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii, the Cook Islands are about as remote a holiday destination as you will find. With their pristine white-sand beaches, tranquil azure lagoons, lush tropical jungles, and teeming coral reefs, the 15 islands seem plucked from a picture postcard of paradise. Relaxation comes first and foremost, for locals as much as tourists, and you will find the laid-back lifestyle of the Cook Islanders as infectious as their warm smiles. As tempting (and fulfilling) as it might be to spend all day swinging lazily in a hammock strung between shady palm trees, plenty of adventures await exploring the idyllic scenery overland, on the waves, and undersea.

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.