38 days in Oceania Itinerary

38 days in Oceania Itinerary

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Nadi, Fiji
— 2 nights
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
— 3 nights
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Apia, Samoa
— 4 nights
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Funafuti, Tuvalu
— 3 nights
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Tarawa Atoll, Republic of Kiribati
— 3 nights
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Yaren, Nauru
— 3 nights
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Majuro, Marshall Islands
— 3 nights
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Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia
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Koror, Palau
— 3 nights
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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Honiara, Solomon Islands
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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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Nadi, Fiji — 2 nights

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
On the 3rd (Fri), take in the waterfront activity at Port Denarau Marina and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool and then take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nadi trip itinerary builder tool.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Nadi is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Nadi due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Copenhagen in May; daily highs in Nadi reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can fly to Nuku'alofa.
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Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
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Find places to stay May 2 — 4:

Nuku'alofa, Tonga — 3 nights

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 5th (Sun): stroll through Ha'atafu Beach and then appreciate the history behind Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then pause for some serene contemplation at Free Church of Tonga.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Nuku'alofa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Nadi to Nuku'alofa in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Nadi to Nuku'alofa is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nadi in May: highs in Nuku'alofa hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Apia.
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Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Find places to stay May 4 — 7:

Apia, Samoa — 4 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Apia to Lotofaga to see To Sua Ocean Trench about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Cathedral, stroll through Papaseea Sliding Rock, get engrossed in the history at Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, and shop like a local with Plantation House Samoa.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Apia trip builder app.

You can fly from Nuku'alofa to Apia in 17.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Funafuti.
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Find places to stay May 7 — 11:

Funafuti, Tuvalu — 3 nights

Funafuti is an atoll on which the capital of the island nation of Tuvalu is located. Funafuti is known for sightseeing and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Funafuti Marine Conservation Area, ponder the world of politics at Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau, and get advice or help at Tuvalu National Library.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Funafuti driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Apia to Funafuti takes 15.5 hours. Traveling from Apia to Funafuti, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Funafuti are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. On the 14th (Tue), you're off to Tarawa Atoll.
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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.
Tarawa Atoll is known for sightseeing, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Parliament Building, pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Heart Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ambo Island, and get advice or help at Kiribati National Library and Archives.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Tarawa Atoll trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Funafuti to Tarawa Atoll takes 7 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. You will leave for Yaren on the 17th (Fri).
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Yaren, Nauru — 3 nights

Yaren is known for sightseeing, shopping, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Anibare Bay, get outside with Buada Lagoon, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House, and admire all the interesting features of Japanese Guns.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yaren driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Tarawa Atoll to Yaren in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Majuro.
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Majuro, Marshall Islands — 3 nights

Majuro is known for sightseeing, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Arno Atoll, get your bearings at Alele Museum and Public Library, and take in the views from Majuro Bridge.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Majuro trip itinerary builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yaren to Majuro. In May in Majuro, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to Kolonia.
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Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Kolonia and then cast your line with Pohnpei Surf Club.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Kolonia trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Majuro to Kolonia takes 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Majuro to Kolonia. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You will leave for Koror on the 25th (Sat).
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Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
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Koror, Palau — 3 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, explore the activities along Milky Way, take a memorable tour with Tours, and examine the collection at Belau National Museum.

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

You can fly from Kolonia to Koror in 11 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kolonia to Koror. In May, daily temperatures in Koror can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Port Moresby.
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Find places to stay May 25 — 29:

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea — 3 nights

In contrast to the surrounding wilderness, national capital Port Moresby offers some impressive cultural attractions and a decent array of amenities.
Port Moresby is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Bomana War Cemetery, ponder the world of politics at National Parliament House, and meet the residents at Port Moresby Nature Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Port Moresby trip planner.

Getting from Koror to Port Moresby by flight takes about 13.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Honiara.
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Honiara, Solomon Islands — 3 nights

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 2nd (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with Tulagi Dive and then delve into the distant past at Bonegi I and II. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Vilu War Museum and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Honiara Central Market.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Honiara trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Port Moresby to Honiara takes 6 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Port Moresby to Honiara due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Port Moresby in June since evenings lows in Honiara dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Port Vila.
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Port Vila, Vanuatu — 2 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Evergreen Cascades Waterfall, hunt for treasures at Port Vila Markets, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore and take pictures at Underwater Post Office.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Vila day trip planning app.

Getting from Honiara to Port Vila by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Honiara in June, Port Vila is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Tonga travel guide

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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.
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Samoa travel guide

3.9
Nature & Parks · History Museums · Tourist Spots
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.
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Tuvalu travel guide

3.9
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.
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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.
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Nauru travel guide

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Tourist Spots · Nature & Parks · 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.
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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.
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Federated States of Micronesia travel guide

4.1
Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks · Ruins
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.
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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.
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Papua New Guinea travel guide

3.9
Zoos · Cemeteries · Hiking Trails
Occupying the eastern half of New Guinea and its offshore islands, Papua New Guinea represents an immense cultural and biological diversity. Densely carpeted in lush rainforest, the largely mountainous interior includes several active volcanoes. Because of this rugged landscape, Papua New Guinea remains one of the planet's least explored areas, thought to harbor as-yet undiscovered species. Remote mountain ranges nurture unique plant and animal life found nowhere else in the world, while the wildly fluctuating topography creates large differences in climate that further diversify the ecosystems. The people of Papua New Guinea are equally varied and distinct, with hundreds of tribes and communities--the vast majority of which are rural--and approximately 850 different languages. Don't expect much of a tourism infrastructure in Papua New Guinea (or infrastructure of any kind), but do expect any challenges to be richly rewarded by a real adventure unlike any other, in an untamed wilderness, untouched by commercialization.
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Solomon Islands travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling · Flea Markets
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.
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Vanuatu travel guide

4.3
Waterfalls · Nature & Parks · Bodies of Water
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.
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