6 days in Northern Mariana Islands Itinerary

6 days in Northern Mariana Islands Itinerary

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6 days in Northern Mariana Islands Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Rota
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
San Jose, Tinian
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h
3
Saipan
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Wellington

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night
Rota

Rota
Vacations in Rota may not be as popular as trips to its larger neighbor, Saipan, and the World War II site of Tinian.
To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rota online road trip planner .

Wellington, New Zealand to Rota is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Chamorro Standard Time (ChST) is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Wellington in December: highs in Rota hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Mon) before leaving for San Jose.

Things to do in Rota

Historic Sites
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San Jose, Tinian

San Jose ©
On the 15th (Tue), stroll through Taga Beach, delve into the distant past at House of Taga, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Chulu Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Jose trip itinerary tool .

Explore your travel options from Rota to San Jose with the Route module. In December, daily temperatures in San Jose can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Saipan.

Things to do in San Jose

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Tinian
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House of Taga ©
House of Taga

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Saipan

As the largest of Northern Mariana Islands, Saipan represents an important entry port in the archipelago.
On the 15th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Landing Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saipan Katori Shrine, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): kick back and relax at Micro Beach, Head underground at The Grotto, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Puntan Sabaneta.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Saipan trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Jose to Saipan. In December, daytime highs in Saipan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saipan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Saipan Katori Shrine ©
Saipan Katori Shrine
The Grotto ©
The Grotto