22 days in South Pacific Itinerary

22 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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22 days in South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  18​h
1
Koror, Palau
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
2
Honiara, Solomon Islands
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Yaren, Nauru
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Tarawa Atoll, Republic of Kiribati
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Nadi, Fiji
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Funafuti, Tuvalu
— 1 day
Fly:  27​h
7
Aitutaki, Cook Islands
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Muri, Cook Islands
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
9
Apia, Samoa
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Koror, Palau

Koror ©
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, museums, zoos & aquariums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Jellyfish Lake, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Palau Aquarium, delve into the distant past at Stone Monoliths, and explore the gorgeous colors at Mandarin Fish Lake.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Koror online driving holiday planner .

Sydney, Australia to Koror is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect nights in Koror to be much warmer, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Honiara.

Things to do in Koror

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Jellyfish Lake ©
Jellyfish Lake
Rock Islands Southern Lagoon ©
Rock Islands Southern Lagoon
Milky Way ©
Milky Way

1
night
Honiara, Solomon Islands

Honiara ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Guadalcanal American Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Cathedral, then delve into the distant past at Bonegi I and II, then admire the sheer force of Tenaru Falls, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Barnabas Anglican Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Honiara vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Koror to Honiara takes 27 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Koror to Honiara. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Honiara when traveling from Koror in September, with lows around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yaren.

Things to do in Honiara

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Bonegi I and II ©
Bonegi I and II
Tenaru Falls ©
Tenaru Falls
Guadalcanal American Memorial ©
Guadalcanal American Memorial

1
night
Yaren, Nauru

Yaren ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): head outdoors with Buada Lagoon, admire all the interesting features of Central Plateau, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Anibare Bay.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yaren trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Honiara to Yaren takes 2.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Honiara to Yaren due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Tarawa Atoll.

Things to do in Yaren

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Nauru
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Buada Lagoon ©
Buada Lagoon
Anibare Bay ©
Anibare Bay
Central Plateau ©
Central Plateau

1
night
Tarawa Atoll, Republic of Kiribati

Tarawa Atoll ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): browse the collection at Kiribati National Library and Archives, then step off the mainland to explore Ambo Island, then ponder the world of politics at Parliament Building, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacred Heart Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tarawa Atoll attractions app .

You can fly from Yaren to Tarawa Atoll in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Tarawa Atoll are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Tarawa Atoll

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Parliament Building ©
Parliament Building

2
nights
Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): go for a stroll along the water at Port Denarau Marina, then take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, and then explore the striking landscape at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nadi trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Tarawa Atoll to Nadi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Tarawa Atoll in September since evenings lows in Nadi dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Funafuti.

Things to do in Nadi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Denarau Island
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Port Denarau Marina ©
Port Denarau Marina
Garden of the Sleeping Giant ©
Garden of the Sleeping Giant
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
Funafuti, Tuvalu

Funafuti ©
Funafuti is an atoll on which the capital of the island nation of Tuvalu is located. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau, stop by Tuvalu Women's Handicraft Centre, then browse the collection at Tuvalu National Library, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Funafuti Marine Conservation Area.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Funafuti trip planner .

You can fly from Nadi to Funafuti in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nadi in September since evenings lows in Funafuti dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Funafuti

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

2
nights
Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Aitutaki ©
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
On the 18th (Wed), get outside with Akaiami, step off the mainland to explore One Foot Island, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Maungapu. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Aitutaki Lagoon, then take in nature's colorful creations at Aitutaki Secret Garden, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Aitutaki day trip planning app .

Getting from Funafuti to Aitutaki by flight takes about 27 hours. The time zone changes from Tuvalu Time (TVT) to Cook Is. Time (CKT), which is usually a -22 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Muri.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Aitutaki Lagoon ©
Aitutaki Lagoon
One Foot Island ©
One Foot Island
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Muri, Cook Islands

Muri ©
Raratonga's lagoon measures widest and deepest around Muri, attracting large numbers of tourists to swim, snorkel, dive, and boat in the turquoise water filled with tropical sea life.
On the 20th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Maire Nui Botanical Gardens, kick back and relax at Titikaveka Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Muri Lagoon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Matutu Brewery, putt your heart out at Cocoputt, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Punanga Nui, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Te Rua Manga (The Needle).

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Muri online trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Aitutaki to Muri. In September, daytime highs in Muri are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Apia.

Things to do in Muri

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rarotonga, Titikaveka Beach, Punanga Nui
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Muri Lagoon ©
Muri Lagoon
Titikaveka Beach ©
Titikaveka Beach
Punanga Nui ©
Punanga Nui

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Apia: To Sua Ocean Trench (in Lotofaga) and Lalomanu Beach (in Lalomanu). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, make a trip to Samoa Cultural Village, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stop by Mailelani Samoa.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Apia trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Muri to Apia with the Route module. Traveling from Muri to Apia, you'll lose 23 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Nuku'alofa.

Things to do in Apia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Upolu, To Sua Ocean Trench, Lalomanu Beach
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
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To Sua Ocean Trench ©
To Sua Ocean Trench
Robert Louis Stevenson Museum ©
Robert Louis Stevenson Museum
Lalomanu Beach ©
Lalomanu Beach

1
night
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Nuku'alofa ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes, then kick back and relax at Ha'atafu Beach, and then Head underground at Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Free Church of Tonga, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St Anthony of Padua, and finally appreciate the history behind Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nuku'alofa travel planner .

You can fly from Apia to Nuku'alofa in 5.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Nuku'alofa can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nuku'alofa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tongatapu Island, Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
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Ha'atafu Beach ©
Ha'atafu Beach
Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes ©
Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes

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