38 days in South Pacific Itinerary

38 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia
— 3 nights
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Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia
— 1 night
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Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia
— 2 nights
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Yap, Federated States of Micronesia
— 2 nights
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Tarawa Atoll, Republic of Kiribati
— 3 nights
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Majuro, Marshall Islands
— 3 nights
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Yaren, Nauru
— 3 nights
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Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
— 2 nights
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Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands
— 1 night
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Rota, Northern Mariana Islands
— 2 nights
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Koror, Palau
— 2 nights
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Airai, Palau
— 1 night
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Tumon, Guam
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Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia

— 3 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kepirohi Waterfall and Mt. Pwusehn Malek. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nan Madol and Pohnpaid Petroglyphs.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kolonia route builder website.

San Francisco, USA to Kolonia is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Kolonia is 19 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in January, with highs in Kolonia at 87°F and lows at 77°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kosrae.

Things to do in Kolonia

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia

— 1 night
On the 7th (Thu), delve into the lush surroundings at Yela Valley Ka Forest, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Blue Hole, then explore the ancient world of Lelu, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Green Banana Paper Company.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kosrae trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Kolonia to Kosrae takes 3 hours. January in Kosrae sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to fly to Chuuk.

Things to do in Kosrae

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:

Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia

— 2 nights
Explore the giant atoll of Chuuk, a state of Micronesia encompassing many tiny islands dotted along the outer barrier reef.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the activities along Truk Lagoon.

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Getting from Kosrae to Chuuk by flight takes about 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kosrae to Chuuk. In January in Chuuk, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 78°F at night. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yap.

Things to do in Chuuk

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

Yap, Federated States of Micronesia

— 2 nights
Yap or Wa′ab traditionally refers to an island located in the Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean, a part of the Federated States of Micronesia. On the 10th (Sun), take in the views from Colonia Bridge, stroll through Tamilyog Trail, explore the galleries of The Ethnic Art Institute of Micronesia, then explore the ancient world of Stone Money, and finally steep yourself in history at Japanese Zeros. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Sunset Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yap travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Chuuk to Yap takes 13 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Yap can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Mon) before leaving for Tarawa Atoll.

Things to do in Yap

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:

Tarawa Atoll, Republic of Kiribati

— 3 nights
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.
On the 17th (Sun), stroll through Ambo Island, then get advice or help at Kiribati National Library and Archives, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Heart Cathedral, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Building.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tarawa Atoll day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Yap to Tarawa Atoll takes 120 hours. Traveling from Yap to Tarawa Atoll, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Tarawa Atoll can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Majuro.

Things to do in Tarawa Atoll

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:
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Majuro, Marshall Islands

— 3 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral of the Assumption and Alele Museum and Public Library.

Plan a trip to Majuro easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Tarawa Atoll to Majuro takes 12 hours. January in Majuro sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 79°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for Yaren.

Things to do in Majuro

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:

Yaren, Nauru

— 3 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Buada Lagoon and Central Plateau. Step out of the city life by going to Anibare Bay and Moqua Well.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yaren journey planning website.

Explore your travel options from Majuro to Yaren with the Route module. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Saipan.

Things to do in Yaren

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:

Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

— 2 nights
As the largest of Northern Mariana Islands, Saipan represents an important entry port in the archipelago.
On the 27th (Wed), head off the coast to Managaha Island, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saipan Katori Shrine, then stroll through Landing Beach, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Old Man By The Sea. On the next day, see Let's Go Tour Company, stroll through Ladder Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Micro Beach, and finally head outdoors with Sea Touch.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saipan online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Yaren to Saipan in 47 hours. The time zone changes from Nauru Time to Chamorro Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In January in Saipan, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tinian.

Things to do in Saipan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:

Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands

— 1 night
Tinian--now home to around 3,000 people--was the site of a ferocious battle between Japanese and Allied forces during World War II.
On the 30th (Sat), stroll through Chulu Beach, make a trip to Suicide Cliff (Tinian), then delve into the distant past at House of Taga, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Taga Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tachogna Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tinian travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saipan to Tinian. In January, daytime highs in Tinian are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Rota.

Things to do in Tinian

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 30:

Rota, Northern Mariana Islands

— 2 nights

The Friendly Island

Vacations in Rota may not be as popular as trips to its larger neighbor, Saipan, and the World War II site of Tinian.
On the 31st (Sun), see what you can catch with Rota Scuba Center Rubin and then contemplate the long history of Old Japanese Cannon.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Rota vacation maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tinian to Rota. In January, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 76°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Koror.

Things to do in Rota

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:
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Koror, Palau

— 2 nights
Once Palau's capital, Koror remains by far the country's most populous town and offers plenty of options for tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the activities along Milky Way, then explore and take pictures at Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, then browse the exhibits of Belau Art Gallery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at Omkar Yoga Palau, contemplate the waterfront views at German Channel, delve into the distant past at Stone Monoliths, then step off the mainland to explore Rock Islands, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Mandarin Fish Lake.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Koror online trip maker.

Fly from Rota to Koror in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in February, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Airai.

Things to do in Koror

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:

Airai, Palau

— 1 night
On the 4th (Thu), explore and take pictures at Kaigun Sho, WWII Japanese Communications Center, admire all the interesting features of Airai Bai, step off the mainland to explore Babeldaob Island, then get a sense of history and politics at Palau National Congress, and finally explore the activities along Big Drop-off.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Airai online journey planner.

Airai is just a stone's throw from Koror. In February, daily temperatures in Airai can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Tumon.

Things to do in Airai

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:

Tumon, Guam

— 3 nights
Lazing on the beach and cooling off in the clear water remain the most popular things to do in Tumon, the busiest resort town in Guam.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Ypao Beach Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tumon Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Piti Bomb Holes Preserve, then contemplate the long history of Fort Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, and finally admire the sheer force of Tarzan Falls. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica, look for all kinds of wild species at Valley of the Latte Adventure Park, then push the limits with Skydive Guam, then kick back and relax at Fai Fai Beach, and finally make a trip to Two Lovers Point.

Plan a trip to Tumon easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Airai to Tumon by flight takes about 4.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Tumon can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tumon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:

Federated States of Micronesia travel guide

3.9
Bodies of Water · Ruins · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
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.

Republic of Kiribati travel guide

3.1
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.

Marshall Islands travel guide

3.6
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.

Northern Mariana Islands travel guide

3.8
Islands · Caves · Nature & Parks
An archipelago of 15 islands north of Guam, Northern Mariana Islands remains best known for its tropical weather, excellent scuba diving, and sobering historical reminders of World War II. Originally settled by the Chamorro people, the seemingly remote archipelago has endured a surprisingly turbulent history thanks to its strategic location in the South Pacific. Ferdinand Magellan landed in 1521 and claimed the islands for the Spanish, but since then the archipelago came under successive German, Japanese, and finally U.S. rule. A holiday in Northern Mariana Islands typically involves lazing on pristine beaches, enjoying succulent tropical fruits, and scuba diving among the many impressive offshore shipwrecks.

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.

Guam travel guide

3.5
Beaches · Shopping Malls · Landmarks
Indigenous, Spanish colonial, and American influences are all visible during a vacation in Guam, a Pacific island that forms part of the Mariana Archipelago. First settled by the indigenous Chamorro people centuries ago, the island was "discovered" by Ferdinand Magellan in 1521-- Spanish colonial powers eventually settled the island in 1668. Today the island is a U.S. territory, with many mainland U.S. citizens choosing to visit Guam as a visa-free way to enjoy the Pacific. Tourism in Guam focuses heavily on the island's picturesque beaches, extensive diving opportunities, and indigenous culture and history.