60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Bus to Sydney, Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay, Philippines
— 7 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Taipei
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 4 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 6 nights
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Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 6 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 6 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 6 nights
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Ubud, Indonesia
— 6 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 6 nights
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
— 1 night
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Honiara, Solomon Islands
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Boracay, Philippines — 7 nights

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
You'll get in some beach time at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and Bugtongbato Beach. Shop till you drop at Bamboo Market and City Mall. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on 1Boracay, stroll through Diniwid Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at White Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Boracay trip builder website.

Canberra, Australia to Boracay is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus, flight, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Philippine Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Canberra in April, you will find days in Boracay are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are warmer (29°C). On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Taipei.
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Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 5:

Taipei, Taiwan — 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at MyTaiwanTour Travel Services and YehLiu Geopark. Shop till you drop at Taipei 101 and Songshan Cultural and Creative Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taipei: Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and YOLO Taiwan (in Dayuan District). Next up on the itinerary: visit Ximending, take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, stop by Zhangyifang, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Taipei day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Taipei takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Boracay in May, Taipei is little chillier at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly to Hanoi.
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 6 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.
Get in touch with nature at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Off-Road Tours. Visit Old Quarter and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum for their historical value. Spend the 14th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, explore the galleries of Nguyen Art Gallery in Hanoi, and contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi day trip planning website.

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. The time zone difference moving from Taipei Standard Time (CST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Luang Prabang.
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Luang Prabang, Laos — 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kuang Si Waterfall and MandaLao Elephant Conservation. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Xiengthong and Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham. There's still lots to do: stop by Kopnoi Export Promotion Center, examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Sensoukharam.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Luang Prabang day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Luang Prabang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to Chiang Mai.
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Chiang Mai, Thailand — 5 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Ched Yot will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Elephant Rescue Park. Go for a jaunt from Chiang Mai to Mae Rim to see Maerim Elephant Sanctuary about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Three Owls Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 6 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Pho and The Grand Palace. Head to Chatuchak Weekend Market and Khaosan Roadfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration) & Wat Maha That) and Ancient City (in Samut Prakan). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), and see the interesting displays at The National Museum Bangkok.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip maker site.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bangkok are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Siem Reap.
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Siem Reap, Cambodia — 6 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at One Eleven Gallery and TRIBE Cambodia. Get some cultural insight at Angkor Wat and Banteay Srei. Spend the 1st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pre Rup, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Thai Zen Spa.

Plan trip to Siem Reap with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Bangkok to Siem Reap by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Kuala Lumpur.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — 2 nights

Garden City of Lights

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, then walk around KLCC Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, and finally stop by Safir Jewellery & Gems. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): walk around KL Bird Park, then buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, and then shop like a local with BB Park Bukit Bintang.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur attractions planner.

Getting from Siem Reap to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Siem Reap to Kuala Lumpur is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to fly to Singapore.
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Singapore, Singapore — 6 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chinatown and Madame Tussauds Singapore. Step out of the city life by going to Tanjong Beach and The Southern Ridges. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Orchard Road, identify plant and animal life at Jurong Bird Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer, and admire the natural beauty at Gardens by the Bay.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read our Singapore online trip builder.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Ubud.
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Ubud, Indonesia — 6 nights

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
For shopping fun, head to Threads of Life or Purpa Fine Art Gallery Seminyak. Visit Tanah Lot Temple and Uluwatu Temple for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Padang Padang Beach (in Pecatu), Kuta Beach - Bali (in Kuta) and Sanur (Pantai Sanur, Chantara Wellness & Spa, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ubud day trip planner.

Getting from Singapore to Ubud by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Singapore in June: highs in Ubud hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 29°C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Cairns.
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Find places to stay Jun 12 — 18:

Cairns, Australia — 6 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Head to Coffee Works Port Douglas and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairnsfor some retail therapy. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove), Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman) and Port Douglas (Ngarru Gallery, The Deep Retreat Port Douglas, &more). Spend the 22nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns attractions planner.

Fly from Ubud to Cairns in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Ubud to Cairns. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Ubud in June; daily highs in Cairns reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to fly to Port Moresby.
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Find places to stay Jun 18 — 24:

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea — 1 night

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 25th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Port Moresby Nature Park and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bomana War Cemetery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Port Moresby journey maker tool.

Fly from Cairns to Port Moresby in 5 hours. Traveling from Cairns in June, things will get a bit warmer in Port Moresby: highs are around 34°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Honiara.
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Find places to stay Jun 24 — 25:

Honiara, Solomon Islands — 1 night

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 26th (Sat), learn about all things military at Vilu War Museum and then get interesting insight from Ripples Boat Charters.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Honiara trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Port Moresby to Honiara in 6 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Port Moresby to Honiara due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Honiara when traveling from Port Moresby in June, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Philippines travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.
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Taiwan travel guide

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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

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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

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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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Thailand travel guide

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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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Malaysia travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.
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Indonesia travel guide

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Spas · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Emerald of the Equator
Boasting over 18,000 islands, Indonesia represents the world's largest archipelago, serving as home to about 250 million people. A kaleidoscope of cultures, the country encompasses some 300 ethnic groups and nearly 750 different languages and dialects--an astounding cultural diversity that makes an Indonesia holiday especially rewarding. Begin your Indonesia tour by discovering the country's big cities, huge melting pots bursting with energy and soaked in centuries of dramatic history. From there, head farther afield: the nation's varied landscapes of volcanoes, white-sand beaches, and sprawling tropical forests draw adrenaline junkies seeking an exotic land offering perhaps the world's last truly great outdoor adventures.
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Papua New Guinea travel guide

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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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Scuba & Snorkeling · Flea Markets · Ruins
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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