31 days in South Pacific Itinerary

31 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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Koror, Palau
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Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia
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Majuro, Marshall Islands
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Yaren, Nauru
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Tarawa Atoll, Republic of Kiribati
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Funafuti, Tuvalu
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Apia, Samoa
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Sigatoka, Fiji
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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Nadi, Fiji
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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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Honiara, Solomon Islands
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Koror, Palau

Once Palau's capital, Koror remains by far the country's most populous town and offers plenty of options for tourism.
Koror is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, capture your vacation like a pro with Pacific Mission Aviation, explore the activities along Jellyfish Lake, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Koror online tour itinerary planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Koror is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Chamorro Standard Time, which is usually a 4.5 hour difference. Plan for much hotter nights when traveling from Ahmedabad in January since evenings lows in Koror dip to 28°C. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chuuk.

Things to do in Koror

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:

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Explore the giant atoll of Chuuk, a state of Micronesia encompassing many tiny islands dotted along the outer barrier reef.
On the 7th (Thu), explore the activities along Truk Lagoon.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chuuk trip planning app.

You can fly from Koror to Chuuk in 33 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Chuuk can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Majuro.

Things to do in Chuuk

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

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Majuro, Marshall Islands

On the 8th (Fri), get your bearings at Alele Museum and Public Library and then stroll through Arno Atoll. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Bikini Atoll.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Majuro trip itinerary website.

Getting from Chuuk to Majuro by flight takes about 16 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Chuuk to Majuro. In January, daily temperatures in Majuro can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Yaren.

Things to do in Majuro

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:

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Yaren, Nauru

Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House, head outdoors with Buada Lagoon, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Central Plateau, then head outdoors with Anibare Bay, then don't miss a visit to Japanese Guns, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Moqua Well.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yaren travel planning tool.

You can fly from Majuro to Yaren in 46 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can fly to Tarawa Atoll.

Things to do in Yaren

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:

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The capital of Kiribati, Tarawa Atoll has an administrative and cultural importance to the country as a whole and deserves to be explored by those visiting the islands.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Sacred Heart Cathedral and then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Building.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tarawa Atoll trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Yaren to Tarawa Atoll takes 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Funafuti.

Things to do in Tarawa Atoll

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:
Highlights from your trip

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Funafuti, Tuvalu

Funafuti is an atoll on which the capital of the island nation of Tuvalu is located. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get advice or help at Tuvalu National Library, then ponder the world of politics at Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau, and then stroll through Funafuti Marine Conservation Area.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Funafuti trip website.

Traveling by flight from Tarawa Atoll to Funafuti takes 6 hours. In January, daytime highs in Funafuti are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Apia.

Things to do in Funafuti

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:

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Apia, Samoa

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.
When in Apia, make a side trip to see To Sua Ocean Trench in Lotofaga, approximately Lotofaga away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral, have fun at Apollo Cinemas, explore the fascinating underground world of Piula Cave Pool, and look for gifts at Mailelani Samoa.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Apia trip planner.

Getting from Funafuti to Apia by flight takes about 15 hours. Traveling from Funafuti to Apia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Apia

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:

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Sigatoka, Fiji

Located at the western end of Coral Coast, with its long sheltered beaches and popular surf spots, Sigatoka is best known for its immediate surroundings than for the town itself.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with Diveaway Fiji, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): take an exotic tour of Off-Road Cave Safari.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sigatoka online day trip planner.

Getting from Apia to Sigatoka by flight takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Apia to Sigatoka is minus 1 hour. In January in Sigatoka, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nuku'alofa.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:

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Nuku'alofa, Tonga

The capital of Tonga and the seat of the island nation's royal family, Nuku'alofa was first seen by Western eyes in 1777, when legendary Captain James Cook arrived in the area.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): soothe aching muscles at Island Glow, then shop like a local with Talamahu Markets, then kick back and relax at Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St Anthony of Padua. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: paddle through the water with Fatai Kayak Adventures and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Nuku'alofa visit app.

Traveling by flight from Sigatoka to Nuku'alofa takes 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sigatoka to Nuku'alofa. In January, daily temperatures in Nuku'alofa can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Nuku'alofa

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:

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Nadi, Fiji

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Change things up with a short trip to Scuba Bula Dive Centre in Momi (about 44 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple, get outside with Cloud 9 Fiji, and play a few rounds at Denarau Golf and Racquet Club.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nadi tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nuku'alofa to Nadi in 5.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nuku'alofa to Nadi. In January, daily temperatures in Nadi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Vila.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 24:

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Port Vila, Vanuatu

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, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Evergreen Cascades Waterfall, head off the coast to Iririki Island, take in the local highlights with Oceanwalker Tour, and admire the natural beauty at The Secret Garden.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Vila road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Nadi to Port Vila takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Nadi to Port Vila is minus 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in Port Vila are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Honiara.

Things to do in Port Vila

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28:

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Honiara, Solomon Islands

The hustle and bustle of Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands, provides a nice counterpoint to the slow pace and laid-back atmosphere in other areas of the country.
On the 29th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Guadalcanal American Memorial, then see what you can catch with Ripples Boat Charters, and finally admire the sheer force of Tenaru Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Solomon Scouts & Coastwatchers Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Solomon Islands National Museum, then hunt for treasures at Honiara Central Market, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Barnabas Anglican Cathedral, and finally delve into the distant past at Bonegi I and II.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Honiara tour itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Port Vila to Honiara in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honiara

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:

Palau travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Scuba & Snorkeling · Shark Diving
Visit Palau for an island holiday of exploration, relaxation, and culture. Adventure across the country's many limestone islands, covered in a wealth of vegetation and brimming with wildlife, and head out into the surrounding waters to dive, snorkel, and swim in an abundant marine environment. Learn about the native culture during your Palau holiday through traditional villages, live performances, and, of course, by delving into the local cuisine. Tours and accommodations across the islands offer good, convenient options for exploring the atolls at your own pace.

Federated States of Micronesia travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Ruins · Fishing Charters & Tours
Visit the Federated States of Micronesia to experience life on its 607 small islands, scattered across more than 2,600,000 sq km (1,000,000 sq mi) of the Pacific Ocean. These tropical lands dotted in the sea formed as the result of volcanic activity millions of years ago. Today, the four states each have their distinct culture, but share a common ideal of sustainability coupled with an abundance of biological diversity on land and at sea. Enjoy the traditions of the welcoming Micronesian people, and travel between the islands to observe their similarities and differences. A Micronesia holiday offers true exploration, with points of historical, biological, and cultural interest.

Marshall Islands travel guide

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Bridges · Nature & Parks · Churches
A chain of coral atolls and volcanic islands, Marshall Islands are probably best know for their coral reefs, which teem with marine life. A holiday in Marshall Islands is the perfect choice for anyone looking for that classic beach experience on white sand lapped by gentle warm waves. You'll probably spend most of your time there swimming, snorkeling, or diving. If you're a fan of cultural activities, consider visiting a few farms or explore the curio shops, which sell souvenirs made using traditional methods.

Nauru travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Outdoor Activities
Pleasant Island
One of the world's smallest countries, Nauru represents an island heaven for those interested in doing little more than relaxing by the sea during their vacation. For those into active holidays, a trip to Nauru ensures plenty of chances to try fishing, scuba diving, and exploring the remnants of a phosphate mine. For history buffs looking to add some culture to their Nauru itinerary, reminders of Japanese occupation remain scattered around the tiny island.

Republic of Kiribati travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Government Buildings · Churches
You'll find a surprising number of vacation ideas in Kiribati, an island nation boasting a rich cultural and natural abundance. The 33 coral islands offer world-class fishing spots, marine and terrestrial reserves, and great places to try a range of water sports. Its refreshingly noncommercial and lively culture engages visitors with its colors, vibrancy, and welcoming character. Experience the local philosophy of subsistence in the villages, where delicious cuisine and traditional ceremonies take precedence. On a different note, history buffs will appreciate sites commemorating an infamous World War II battle that took place here. Head farther inland for an adventurer's holiday--exploring the forests, discovering a wealth of impressive natural features, and identifying the diversity of plant and animal life.

Tuvalu travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Government Buildings
A group of tiny atolls and reef islands in the South Pacific, Tuvalu offers plenty of seaside appeal. Most visitors start and end their tour of Tuvalu on Fongfale, the main islet where you'll find the majority of accommodations and other tourist-oriented facilities. Beaches fringed by palms remain the main attractions on Tuvalu, with visitors coming to dive and snorkel the waters sheltering a variety of tropical fish and sea turtles. Others head for the uninhabited islets, which provide no amenities but plenty of chances to spot a range of sea birds.

Samoa travel guide

3.9
Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · History Museums
Enchanting Samoa and its people boast a legendarily laid-back approach to life, and clocks and set times are merely a formality here. The society remains a proud one, deeply connected to a set of millennia-old traditions known as "Fa'a Samoa"--the Samoan Way. Spread out over two main islands and several smaller landmasses, Samoa is a land of incredible contrasts and natural beauty, home to rocky volcanic mountains and expansive beaches, rugged cliffs and lush rainforests. Visitors on holiday in Samoa can easily spend their time exploring the country's exotic interior and untamed coastal reaches, which offer plenty of wildlife and fantastic landscapes. Alternatively, they can just as readily kick back in sleepy seaside villages, indulging in a full-service resort, or splash around in lagoons and at beaches that hold their place among the world's best.

Fiji travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas · Outdoor Activities
Located at the heart of the Central Pacific, Fiji is an archipelago of 333 islands and hundreds more tiny islets, many of which are uninhabited. The land masses range from vast Viti Levu, mountainous and covered in green jungle, to private desert islands available for rent. With bountiful sunshine, white sand beaches, tranquil oceans, and lush rainforest, it is no surprise that ecotourism in Fiji thrives. Local culture combines indigenous Fijian, Indo-Fijian, Asian, and European influences in a vibrant mix, with many of the smaller islands still retaining a strong element of traditional island life. Explore the countless pockets of paradise to find your favorite.

Tonga travel guide

3.9
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Nature & Parks
The Friendly Islands
Spread out over 177 islands, Tonga features an incredible array of natural environments and places to visit. "Island time" remains omnipresent in Tonga, and visitors may find that locals are in little hurry in their day-to-day lives. While sightseeing in Tonga, head for the country's three main island groupings--Vava'u, Ha'apai, and Tongatapu--to enjoy a taste of their world-class snorkeling and diving opportunities. Reefs and forests burst with life and lush foliage, and lend themselves well to enjoying the great outdoors, while sun-kissed beaches and idyllic lagoons make for fantastic lazy days along the shore. Alternatively, take advantage of the country's prolific whale-watching industry--frequently ranked among the best on the planet.

Vanuatu travel guide

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Waterfalls · Nature & Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Composed of 83 rugged islands spread out over a stretch of nearly 1,300 km (810 mi), Vanuatu features a huge diversity of natural environments and cultures. A fusion of British, French, Polynesian, and Melanesian influences, the nation combines devout religious devotion with the slow, relaxed pace of island life. Lush rainforests and thriving coral sanctuaries abound across the island chain and feature a colorful array of native wildlife and plant species that make for fantastic snorkeling, diving, and hiking excursions. Active volcanoes remain among the biggest attractions in Vanuatu, along with the chain's stunning beaches and shimmering blue waters. Despite the nation's harsh volcanic landscapes, rocky coast, and lack of arable land, Vanuatu is a warm and welcoming place to visit, as its people do everything they can to make tourists feel right at home.

Solomon Islands travel guide

3.9
Scuba & Snorkeling · Flea Markets · Ruins
Build your Solomon Islands trip around the many enriching diving experiences available, or plan a relaxing break on a luxuriously sandy and peaceful beach. Witness the vibrant culture of the local people on an eco-friendly guided walk, shopping for locally made handicrafts, and sampling the local cuisine. Solomon Islands still bears the marks of a very different aspect of its history, when some of the most intense fighting in World War II happened here. Learn about this dark chapter through memorials, museums, artifacts, and relics, both on land and under the sea.