8 days in Northern Mariana Islands, Guam & American Samoa Itinerary

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Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
— 2 nights
Tumon, Guam
— 2 nights
Pago Pago, American Samoa
— 1 night


Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands — 2 nights

As the largest of Northern Mariana Islands, Saipan represents an important entry port in the archipelago.
On the 4th (Sun), stroll through Micro Beach, then head off the coast to Managaha Island, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Carmel Cathedral. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt.Tapochao, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saipan Katori Shrine, then Head underground at The Grotto, and finally take in the history at Puntan Sabaneta.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Saipan journey site.

Boston, USA to Saipan is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Chamorro Standard Time is 15 hours. Traveling from Boston in June, expect Saipan to be a bit warmer, temps between 88°F and 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Tumon.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Tumon, Guam — 2 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 6th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Purification, browse the different shops at Micronesia Mall, then don't miss a visit to Two Lovers Point, and finally look for gifts at JP Super Store. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Ypao Beach Park, then kick back and relax at Tumon Beach, then take a tour by water with Captain Dan's Marine Center, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Guam Premier Outlets.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tumon itinerary planner.

You can fly from Saipan to Tumon in 4.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Pago Pago.
Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Pago Pago, American Samoa — 1 night

Head to Pago Pago, the territorial capital of American Samoa, for an authentic Pacific Islands holiday.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): hike along Lower Sauma Ridge Hike, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Alava, then stroll through National Park of American Samoa, and finally browse the exhibits of Jean P. Haydon Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pago Pago vacation builder tool.

You can fly from Tumon to Pago Pago in 25.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Tumon to Pago Pago is minus 20 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tumon in June; daily highs in Pago Pago reach 84°F and lows reach 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
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Northern Mariana Islands travel guide

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.

Guam travel guide

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.

American Samoa travel guide

Nature & Parks · Nightlife · Museums
Visit American Samoa, a land made up of five volcanic islands and two coral atolls, for a holiday as adventurous or relaxing as you want to make it. The untouched landscape supports an abundance of protected wildlife, and many tourism businesses are locally owned, operated, and sustainable. The islands' numerous cultural heritage highlights give visitors a sense of the spirituality and calm that native inhabitants have maintained for millennia. Traversable by land and sea, this unincorporated territory of the United States offers many new perspectives on a fascinating culture and environment.