48 days in South Pacific Itinerary

48 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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48 days in South Pacific Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  25​h
1
Koror, Palau
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
3
Majuro, Marshall Islands
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Tarawa Atoll, Republic of Kiribati
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Yaren, Nauru
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Honiara, Solomon Islands
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Luganville, Vanuatu
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h
8
Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h
9
Apia, Samoa
— 6 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h 15​min
10
Savai'i, Samoa
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
11
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
12
Nadi, Fiji
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
13
Funafuti, Tuvalu
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: San Francisco, United States

5
nights
Koror, Palau

Koror ©
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, museums, zoos & aquariums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, step off the mainland to explore Rock Islands, take in the dramatic scenery at Ngardmau Falls, and see the vivid underwater world at Mandarin Fish Lake.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Koror trip maker app .

San Francisco, USA to Koror is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from San Francisco to Koror. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Koror, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Chuuk.

Things to do in Koror

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

German Channel
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Jellyfish Lake ©
Jellyfish Lake
Rock Islands Southern Lagoon ©
Rock Islands Southern Lagoon
Milky Way ©
Milky Way

1
night
Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia

Chuuk ©
Explore the giant atoll of Chuuk, a state of Micronesia encompassing many tiny islands dotted along the outer barrier reef.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Kuop Atoll and then explore the activities along Truk Lagoon.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chuuk online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Koror to Chuuk takes 6 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Majuro.

Things to do in Chuuk

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Truk Lagoon ©
Truk Lagoon
Kuop Atoll ©
Kuop Atoll

1
night
Majuro, Marshall Islands

Majuro ©
Majuro is the capital and largest city of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): snap pictures at Majuro Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Arno Atoll, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get lost in a book at Alele Museum and Public Library, then head off the coast to Bokolap Island, then relax in the rural setting at RRE Mariculture, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Kalalin Pass.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Majuro day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Chuuk to Majuro takes 6 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Chuuk to Majuro due to the time zone difference. October in Majuro sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 79°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tarawa Atoll.

Things to do in Majuro

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Arno Atoll ©
Arno Atoll
Alele Museum and Public Library ©
Alele Museum and Public Library
Cathedral of the Assumption ©
Cathedral of the Assumption

1
night
Tarawa Atoll, Republic of Kiribati

Tarawa Atoll ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): browse the collection at Kiribati National Library and Archives, then step off the mainland to explore Ambo Island, 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 traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tarawa Atoll trip planner .

You can fly from Majuro to Tarawa Atoll in 1.5 hours. In October in Tarawa Atoll, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Yaren.

Things to do in Tarawa Atoll

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Parliament Building ©
Parliament Building

2
nights
Yaren, Nauru

Yaren ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): head outdoors with Buada Lagoon, then go deep underground at Central Plateau, and then kick back and relax at Anibare Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Parliament House, explore the activities along Moqua Well, take a stroll around Civic Centre, then don't miss a visit to Japanese Guns, and finally don't miss a visit to Nauru Government House.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yaren trip maker tool .

You can fly from Tarawa Atoll to Yaren in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Honiara.

Things to do in Yaren

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Nauru
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
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Anibare Bay ©
Anibare Bay
Buada Lagoon ©
Buada Lagoon
Central Plateau ©
Central Plateau

3
nights
Honiara, Solomon Islands

Honiara ©
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.
Honiara is known for historic sites, shopping, museums, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Tenaru Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Solomon Islands Memorial Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Cathedral, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Honiara Central Market.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Honiara trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Yaren to Honiara takes 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yaren to Honiara due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Luganville.

Things to do in Honiara

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:
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Solomon Islands Memorial Garden ©
Solomon Islands Memorial Garden
Guadalcanal American Memorial ©
Guadalcanal American Memorial
Bonegi I and II ©
Bonegi I and II

5
nights
Luganville, Vanuatu

Luganville ©
Luganville is the second largest city in Vanuatu. Change things up with a short trip to Port Olry Beach in Port Olry (about 1 hour away). The adventure continues: Head underground at Millennium Cave, cast your line with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Nanda Blue Hole, and enjoy the sand and surf at Champagne Beach.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Luganville trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Honiara to Luganville takes 5.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Luganville when traveling from Honiara in October, with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Vila.

Things to do in Luganville

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Espiritu Santo, Port Olry Beach
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Champagne Beach ©
Champagne Beach
SS President Coolidge ©
SS President Coolidge
Nanda Blue Hole ©
Nanda Blue Hole

6
nights
Port Vila, Vanuatu

Port Vila ©
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.
Step out of Port Vila to go to Pele Island and see Pele Island, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Evergreen Cascades Waterfall, contemplate the long history of Ekasup Village, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and make a trip to Underwater Post Office.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Vila road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Luganville to Port Vila takes an hour. Traveling from Luganville in October, expect little chillier with lows of 66°F in Port Vila. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Apia.

Things to do in Port Vila

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

The Secret Garden, Blue Lagoon, Cascades Waterfalls, Pele Island
Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Evergreen Cascades Waterfall ©
Evergreen Cascades Waterfall
Hideaway Island Marine Reserve ©
Hideaway Island Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
nights
Apia, Samoa

Apia ©
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.
Explore Apia's surroundings by going to To Sua Ocean Trench (in Lotofaga) and Lalomanu (Lalomanu Beach & Lalomanu Crater Walk). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, Head underground at Piula Cave Pool, and don't miss a visit to Samoa Cultural Village.

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Fly from Port Vila to Apia in 10 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Port Vila to Apia. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Savai'i.

Things to do in Apia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Upolu, Lalomanu, To Sua Ocean Trench
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
To Sua Ocean Trench ©
To Sua Ocean Trench
Piula Cave Pool ©
Piula Cave Pool

3
nights
Savai'i, Samoa

Savai'i ©
Savai'i is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Alofaaga Blowholes, get outside with Mount Matavanu Crater, kick back and relax at Aganoa Beach, and make a trip to Swimming with Turtles.

To find maps and tourist information, read Savai'i trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Apia to Savai'i by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nuku'alofa.

Things to do in Savai'i

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Highlights from your plan
Alofaaga Blowholes ©
Alofaaga Blowholes
Afu Aau Waterfall ©
Afu Aau Waterfall
Mount Matavanu Crater ©
Mount Matavanu Crater

3
nights
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Nuku'alofa ©
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.
Step out of Nuku'alofa to go to Haveluliku and see Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ha'atafu Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Free Church of Tonga, browse the fresh offerings at Talamahu Markets, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Getting from Savai'i to Nuku'alofa by combination of ferry and flight takes about 7.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Nuku'alofa are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Nuku'alofa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tongatapu Island, Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes ©
Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes
Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon ©
Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon

6
nights
Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Galerie (in Malolo Lailai Island) and Sigatoka (Natadola Beach, Baravi Handcrafts, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront activity at Port Denarau Marina, step off the mainland to explore Robinson Crusoe Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Subar Maniya, and don't miss a visit to Fiji Culture Village.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nadi trip planning site .

You can fly from Nuku'alofa to Nadi in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nuku'alofa to Nadi. In November, daily temperatures in Nadi can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Funafuti.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sigatoka, Denarau Island, La Galerie, Robinson Crusoe Island
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Port Denarau Marina ©
Port Denarau Marina
Garden of the Sleeping Giant ©
Garden of the Sleeping Giant
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Funafuti, Tuvalu

Funafuti ©
Funafuti is an atoll on which the capital of the island nation of Tuvalu is located. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stop by Tuvalu Women's Handicraft Centre, identify plant and animal life at Funafuti Marine Conservation Area, then browse the collection at Tuvalu National Library, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Funafuti online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Nadi to Funafuti takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Nadi in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Funafuti, with lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Funafuti

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Funafuti Marine Conservation Area ©
Funafuti Marine Conservation Area

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