31 days in South Pacific Itinerary

31 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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31 days in South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 15​min
2
Koror, Palau
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
4
Majuro, Marshall Islands
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Tarawa Atoll, Republic of Kiribati
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Yaren, Nauru
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Honiara, Solomon Islands
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
8
Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
10
Nadi, Fiji
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Funafuti, Tuvalu
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  25​h
12
Savai'i, Samoa
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Apia, Samoa
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
14
Neiafu, Tonga
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
15
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Sydney, Australia

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night
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby ©
In contrast to the surrounding wilderness, national capital Port Moresby offers some impressive cultural attractions and a decent array of amenities.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Port Moresby Nature Park, then stroll the grounds of Bomana War Cemetery, and then get a sense of history and politics at National Parliament House. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at National Museum and Art Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Idler's Beach, and then explore the activities along Brown River.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Moresby trip planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Port Moresby is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Port Moresby reach 37°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Koror.

Things to do in Port Moresby

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Port Moresby Nature Park ©
Port Moresby Nature Park
Brown River ©
Brown River
Bomana War Cemetery ©
Bomana War Cemetery

1
night
Koror, Palau

Koror ©
Once Palau's capital, Koror remains by far the country's most populous town and offers plenty of options for tourism.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, make a trip to Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ngardmau Falls. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Kayangel Island.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Koror trip planner.

You can fly from Port Moresby to Koror in 10.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Koror can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chuuk.

Things to do in Koror

Parks Nature Beaches
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Rock Islands Southern Lagoon ©
Rock Islands Southern Lagoon
Ngardmau Falls ©
Ngardmau Falls
Kayangel Island ©
Kayangel Island

1
day
Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia

Chuuk ©
Explore the giant atoll of Chuuk, a state of Micronesia encompassing many tiny islands dotted along the outer barrier reef.
On the 5th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Kuop Atoll and then contemplate the waterfront views at Truk Lagoon.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chuuk trip maker website .

Fly from Koror to Chuuk in 6 hours. In December, daytime highs in Chuuk are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Majuro.

Things to do in Chuuk

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Truk Lagoon ©
Truk Lagoon
Kuop Atoll ©
Kuop Atoll

1
day
Majuro, Marshall Islands

Majuro ©
Majuro is the capital and largest city of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Arno Atoll, explore and take pictures at RRE Mariculture, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Kalalin Pass.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Majuro trip maker site .

Getting from Chuuk to Majuro by flight takes about 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Chuuk to Majuro is 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Majuro are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Tarawa Atoll.

Things to do in Majuro

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Arno Atoll ©
Arno Atoll

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacred Heart Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Parliament Building, then head off the coast to Ambo Island, and finally browse the collection at Kiribati National Library and Archives.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tarawa Atoll vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Majuro to Tarawa Atoll takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Tarawa Atoll are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Yaren.

Things to do in Tarawa Atoll

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Parliament Building ©
Parliament Building

1
night
Yaren, Nauru

Yaren ©
On the 8th (Sun), kick back and relax at Anibare Bay, make a trip to Japanese Guns, take a stroll around Civic Centre, then make a trip to Nauru Government House, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yaren vacation tool .

Traveling by flight from Tarawa Atoll to Yaren takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Honiara.

Things to do in Yaren

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Anibare Bay
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Anibare Bay ©
Anibare Bay
Nauru Government House ©
Nauru Government House
Parliament House ©
Parliament House

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Japanese War Memorial, explore the world behind art at Solomon Islands National Museum, and then stroll through Mbonege Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Solomon Scouts & Coastwatchers Memorial, explore the ancient world of Bonegi I and II, brush up on your military savvy at Vilu War Museum, then take a peaceful walk through Honiara Botanical Gardens, and finally appreciate the history behind Guadalcanal American Memorial.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Honiara online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Yaren to Honiara takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Yaren to Honiara is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Espiritu Santo.

Things to do in Honiara

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Japanese War Memorial ©
Japanese War Memorial
Honiara Botanical Gardens ©
Honiara Botanical Gardens
Bonegi I and II ©
Bonegi I and II

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nights
Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

Espiritu Santo ©
Espiritu Santo offers an impressive combination of natural beauty and cultural experiences.
Get outdoors at Port Olry Beach and Mount Hope Waterfall. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nanda Blue Hole and Champagne Beach. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Riri Blue Hole and contemplate the waterfront views at Matevulu Blue Hole.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Espiritu Santo trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Honiara to Espiritu Santo in 7 hours. Traveling from Honiara in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 26°C in Espiritu Santo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Vila.

Things to do in Espiritu Santo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nanda Blue Hole ©
Nanda Blue Hole
Champagne Beach ©
Champagne Beach
Port Olry Beach ©
Port Olry Beach

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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.
Visiting The Reef Vanuatu Zoological and Pele Island will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fishing Charters & Tours and Ekasup Village. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Eden on the River, find something for the whole family at Wet N Wild Adventure Park, admire the sheer force of Cascades Waterfalls, and make a trip to Rarru Cascades.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Vila driving holiday planner.

Getting from Espiritu Santo to Port Vila by combination of car and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Port Vila

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pele Island, Cascades Waterfalls
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The Reef Vanuatu Zoological ©
The Reef Vanuatu Zoological
Pele Island ©
Pele Island
Eden on the River ©
Eden on the River

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nights
Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Get in touch with nature at Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course and Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple. Explore Nadi's surroundings by going to Spas (in Sigatoka) and Hot Glass Fiji (in Korotogo).

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nadi vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Vila to Nadi takes 2 hours. The time zone changes from Vanuatu Time to Fiji Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Nadi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Funafuti.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sigatoka
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Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park ©
Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course ©

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Funafuti, Tuvalu

Funafuti ©
Funafuti is an atoll on which the capital of the island nation of Tuvalu is located. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Funafuti Marine Conservation Area, then stop by Tuvalu Women's Handicraft Centre, and then ponder the world of politics at Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Funafuti day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Nadi to Funafuti takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Funafuti are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Savai'i.

Things to do in Funafuti

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

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nights
Savai'i, Samoa

Savai'i ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Alofaaga Blowholes, admire the sheer force of Afu Aau Waterfall, and then browse the fresh offerings at Salelologa Market. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Falealupo Canopy Walk and then don't miss a visit to Swimming with Turtles.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Savai'i vacation builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Funafuti to Savai'i in 25 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Funafuti to Savai'i. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Apia.

Things to do in Savai'i

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Alofaaga Blowholes ©
Alofaaga Blowholes
Afu Aau Waterfall ©
Afu Aau Waterfall
Falealupo Canopy Walk ©
Falealupo Canopy Walk

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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.
Get outdoors at Lalomanu Beach and Giant Clam Sanctuary. Explore hidden gems such as Piula Cave Pool and Togitogiga Waterfall. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Samoa Cultural Village, admire the sheer force of Falefa Falls, and pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral.

Start your trip to Apia by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Savai'i to Apia in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Neiafu.

Things to do in Apia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Upolu, Lalomanu Beach, Giant Clam Sanctuary
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Lalomanu Beach ©
Lalomanu Beach
Giant Clam Sanctuary ©
Giant Clam Sanctuary
Piula Cave Pool ©
Piula Cave Pool

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Neiafu, Tonga

Neiafu ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph's Cathedral and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in nature's colorful creations at Ene'io Botanical Garden, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Utakalongalu Market.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Neiafu trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Apia to Neiafu in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nuku'alofa.

Things to do in Neiafu

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Ene'io Botanical Garden ©
Ene'io Botanical Garden
St Joseph's Cathedral ©
St Joseph's Cathedral

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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 30th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Hufangalupe Natural Land Bridge, stroll through Ha'atafu Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Captain Cook's Landing Place, Head underground at Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St Anthony of Padua, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nuku'alofa trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Neiafu to Nuku'alofa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Nuku'alofa can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nuku'alofa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tongatapu Island, Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool
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Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes ©
Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes
Captain Cook's Landing Place ©
Captain Cook's Landing Place

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