47 days in United States, Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

47 days in United States, Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Lahaina, United States
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Honolulu, United States
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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Sydney, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Nadi, Fiji
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Lahaina, United States — 3 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Iao Valley (in Wailuku). Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, and walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lahaina day trip tool.

Guadalajara, Mexico to Lahaina is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Guadalajara to Lahaina is minus 4 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Guadalajara in April: highs in Lahaina hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Honolulu.
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Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:

Honolulu, United States — 5 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach Park, &more). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, and browse the exhibits of Shangri La.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu travel route app.

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Taipei.
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Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 2:

Taipei, Taiwan — 2 nights

City of Azaleas

Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lungshan Temple, then take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, and then browse the different shops at Taipei 101. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): stop by Ximending, appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and then see some colorful creatures with MyTaiwanTour Travel Services.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Taipei itinerary builder.

You can fly from Honolulu to Taipei in 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Taipei Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 18 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Hanoi.
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 4 nights

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
On the 7th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), visit Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Taipei to Hanoi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Taipei to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can fly to Luang Prabang.
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Luang Prabang, Laos — 2 nights

Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get a taste of life in the country at Laos Buffalo Dairy, admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, admire the striking features of Wat Xiengthong, and then examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum.

Before you visit Luang Prabang, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Hanoi to Luang Prabang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can fly to Yangon (Rangoon).
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar — 1 night

Garden City of the East

Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Chaukhtatgyi Buddha, pause for some photo ops at Shwedagon Pagoda, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sule Pagoda.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yangon (Rangoon) trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Yangon (Rangoon) takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Myanmar Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 3 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bangkok takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Myanmar Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Siem Reap.
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Siem Reap, Cambodia — 3 nights

Temple Town

Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, and see the interesting displays at Angkor National Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Siem Reap trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Siem Reap takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 3 nights

Pearl of the Far East

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
On the 19th (Fri), get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and then don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Here are some ideas for day two: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Moresby.
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Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea — 2 nights

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 22nd (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Adventure Park PNG, then stroll the grounds of Bomana War Cemetery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at National Orchid Garden. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Ela Beach and then get to know the resident critters at Port Moresby Nature Park.

Discover how to plan a Port Moresby trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Port Moresby. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Port Moresby. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in May, you will find days in Port Moresby are a bit cooler (35°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Sydney.
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Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

Sydney, Australia — 5 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip builder app.

Fly from Port Moresby to Sydney in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Port Moresby in May, you will find days in Sydney are little chillier (24°C), and nights are cooler (14°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.
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Find places to stay May 23 — 28:

Melbourne, Australia — 5 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately Werribee away. Dedicate the 31st (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne vacation planner.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Queenstown.
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Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 2:

Queenstown, New Zealand — 5 nights

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Queenstown: Te Anau (The Chasm Walk & Milford Sound). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the natural beauty at Queenstown Gardens, and stroll through Queenstown Hill.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Queenstown tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Queenstown takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne to Queenstown, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Nadi.
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Find places to stay Jun 2 — 7:

Nadi, Fiji — 2 nights

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
On the 8th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple, admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, and then putt your heart out at Denarau Golf and Racquet Club. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront activity at Port Denarau Marina and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nadi vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Nadi takes 10 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Nadi can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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Taiwan travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Flea Markets · Gift & Specialty Shops
Heart of Asia
A sliver of land just off China's east coastline, Taiwan represents one of the world's most densely populated countries--and one of Asia's most powerful economies. History buffs on a tour of Taiwan will discover ancient artifacts stored at outstanding national museums narrating nearly 10,000 years of Asia's history. Those interested in more active pursuits can organize a Taiwan itinerary around its modern mountain resorts, well-developed beaches, and protected forests sheltering hundreds of species of native plant and animal life. Begin your visit in Taipei, a vibrant capital city with a thriving entertainment scene, relatively inexpensive accommodations, and an eclectic culinary scene.
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Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.
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Laos travel guide

3.9
Waterfalls · Landmarks · Mountains
Long overlooked by travelers due to its reputation as one of the world's poorest nations, Laos is drawing a growing number of visitors with its laid-back charm, natural beauty, and numerous archaeological sites and historic temples. Many visitors make the trip to Laos from nearby Thailand, combining the two neighboring countries into one memorable experience of Southeast Asia. Others focus their Laos vacation on the Mekong River, which serves as a major source of irrigation for local farms and represents a popular alternative for sightseeing by car. On top of the rich cultural heritage and impressive natural landscapes, its major treasure remains its people--friendly and devout Buddhists welcoming visitors with a genuine hospitality rarely felt in other parts of the world.
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Myanmar travel guide

3.8
Monuments · Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins
Golden Land
Closed to Western travelers for most of the 20th century, Myanmar draws an increasing number of visitors with its gilded pagodas and elaborately decorated temples. Visitors looking for sun and sand opt to vacation on Myanmar's many isolated beaches, ideal for escaping the modern world and kicking back with a drink and a book. In the cities, savvy shoppers easily find bargains on high-quality textiles, antiques, traditional tapestries, and precious stones. A well-rounded Myanmar itinerary also includes a few leisurely activities, like drinking tea at a cozy teahouse, enjoying a hearty meal at a family-run eatery, and pausing to contemplate at a centuries-old Buddhist shrine.
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Thailand travel guide

3.8
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.
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Cambodia travel guide

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Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.
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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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Australia travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Hiking Trails
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.
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Fiji travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas · Fishing Charters & Tours
Located at the heart of the Central Pacific, Fiji is an archipelago of 333 islands and hundreds more tiny islets, many of which are uninhabited. The land masses range from vast Viti Levu, mountainous and covered in green jungle, to private desert islands available for rent. With bountiful sunshine, white sand beaches, tranquil oceans, and lush rainforest, it is no surprise that ecotourism in Fiji thrives. Local culture combines indigenous Fijian, Indo-Fijian, Asian, and European influences in a vibrant mix, with many of the smaller islands still retaining a strong element of traditional island life. Explore the countless pockets of paradise to find your favorite.
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