30 days in South Pacific Itinerary

30 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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30 days in South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Queenstown, New Zealand
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  17​h 45​min
1
Pago Pago, American Samoa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h
2
Apia, Samoa
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
3
Funafuti, Tuvalu
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h
4
Neiafu, Tonga
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Nadi, Fiji
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h
7
Noumea, New Caledonia
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  45​min
8
Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
9
Aitutaki, Cook Islands
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
10
Alofi, Niue
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Queenstown, New Zealand

2
nights
Pago Pago, American Samoa

Pago Pago ©
Head to Pago Pago, the territorial capital of American Samoa, for an authentic Pacific Islands holiday.
On the 7th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of National Park of American Samoa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Alava, then hike along Lower Sauma Ridge Hike, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Congregational Christian Church.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Pago Pago trip maker app .

Queenstown, New Zealand to Pago Pago is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. You'll gain 22 hours traveling from Queenstown to Pago Pago due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Pago Pago are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Apia.

Things to do in Pago Pago

Parks Nature Trails
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National Park of American Samoa ©
National Park of American Samoa
Mount Alava ©
Mount Alava

3
nights
Apia, Samoa

Apia ©
The Samoan capital of Apia serves as the first port of call for most visitors, and it plays home to a number of historic sites, a laid-back seaside promenade, and a range of hotels and restaurants keeping tourists entertained.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Apia: Lalomanu Beach (in Lalomanu) and To Sua Ocean Trench (in Lotofaga). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Piula Cave Pool, get engrossed in the history at Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lefaga Beach, and admire the sheer force of Papaseea Sliding Rock.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Apia trip builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pago Pago to Apia. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 23 hours traveling from Pago Pago to Apia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Funafuti.

Things to do in Apia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Upolu, To Sua Ocean Trench, Lalomanu Beach
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To Sua Ocean Trench ©
To Sua Ocean Trench
Lalomanu Beach ©
Lalomanu Beach

2
nights
Funafuti, Tuvalu

Funafuti ©
Funafuti is an atoll on which the capital of the island nation of Tuvalu is located. On the 15th (Tue), browse the collection at Tuvalu National Library, then look for gifts at Tuvalu Women's Handicraft Centre, then ponder the world of politics at Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau, and finally identify plant and animal life at Funafuti Marine Conservation Area.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Funafuti driving holiday app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Apia to Funafuti. The time zone changes from West Samoa Standard Time to Tuvalu Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May in Funafuti, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Neiafu.

Things to do in Funafuti

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Funafuti Marine Conservation Area ©
Funafuti Marine Conservation Area

1
day
Neiafu, Tonga

Neiafu ©
On the 17th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph's Cathedral, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Talau, and then admire the natural beauty at Ene'io Botanical Garden.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Neiafu trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Funafuti to Neiafu in 22 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Funafuti to Neiafu. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Funafuti in May; daily highs in Neiafu reach 32°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Neiafu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ene'io Botanical Garden ©
Ene'io Botanical Garden
Mt Talau ©
Mt Talau
St Joseph's Cathedral ©
St Joseph's Cathedral

4
nights
Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Get out of town with these interesting Nadi side-trips: Sigatoka (Kula Wild Adventure Park, Natadola Beach, & more). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront activity at Port Denarau Marina, take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nadi Market, and tee off at Denarau Golf and Racquet Club.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nadi trip app .

You can fly from Neiafu to Nadi in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Tonga Time (TOT) to Fiji Time (FJT) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Port Vila.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sigatoka, Port Denarau Marina
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Port Denarau Marina ©
Port Denarau Marina
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Garden of the Sleeping Giant ©
Garden of the Sleeping Giant

3
nights
Port Vila, Vanuatu

Port Vila ©
The capital of Vanuatu and the largest settlement on Efate, Port Vila plays home to a number of busy markets, cafes, bars, and restaurants catering to the tourism industry.
Port Vila is known for nature, adventure, wildlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Mele Cascades, look for gifts at Fung Kuei, identify plant and animal life at Hideaway Island Marine Reserve, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Vila driving holiday site .

Fly from Nadi to Port Vila in 2 hours. The time zone changes from Fiji Time to Vanuatu Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Noumea.

Things to do in Port Vila

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

The Secret Garden
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Mele Cascades ©
Mele Cascades
Hideaway Island Marine Reserve ©
Hideaway Island Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Noumea, New Caledonia

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Noumea is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, beaches, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from Amedee Lighthouse, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, choose your vessel at Dalocean Charter - Day Tours, and head off the coast to Ilot Maitre.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Noumea vacation planner.

Getting from Port Vila to Noumea by combination of flight and car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Amedee Lighthouse ©
Amedee Lighthouse
Ile aux Canards island ©
Ile aux Canards island

3
nights
Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia

Ile Des Pins ©
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.
On the 30th (Wed), Head underground at Grotte de Hortense, enjoy the sand and surf at Oro Bay, and then kick back and relax at Piscine Naturelle. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Pic N'Ga, explore the activities along Kanumera Bay, and then make a trip to Vestiges du Bagne.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ile Des Pins day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Noumea to Ile Des Pins in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Ile Des Pins can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can fly to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Piscine Naturelle ©
Piscine Naturelle
Kanumera Bay ©
Kanumera Bay
Oro Bay ©
Oro Bay

2
nights
Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Aitutaki ©
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at O'otu Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aitutaki Lagoon, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Maungapu. On the next day, look for gifts at T & S Artworx, take in nature's colorful creations at Aitutaki Secret Garden, then step off the mainland to explore One Foot Island, and finally head off the coast to Moturakau.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Aitutaki trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Ile Des Pins to Aitutaki in 16.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from New Caledonia Time (NCT) to Cook Is. Time (CKT) is minus 21 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Alofi.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Aitutaki Lagoon ©
Aitutaki Lagoon
One Foot Island ©
One Foot Island
Mount Maungapu ©
Mount Maungapu

1
day
Alofi, Niue

Alofi ©
Alofi is the capital of the Pacific Ocean island nation of Niue, which is located within the Realm of New Zealand. On the 4th (Mon), Head underground at Talava Arches and then kick back and relax at Hio Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Alofi trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Aitutaki to Alofi takes 18.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Aitutaki to Alofi is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alofi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Talava Arches, Hio Beach
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Hio Beach ©
Hio Beach
Talava Arches ©
Talava Arches

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