48 days in South Pacific Itinerary

48 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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Route & dates

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, take in the dramatic scenery at Ngardmau Falls, step off the mainland to explore Rock Islands, and explore the gorgeous colors at Mandarin Fish Lake.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Koror trip website.

San Francisco, USA to Koror is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Chamorro Standard Time (ChST), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Koror to be warmer, around 77°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 87°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chuuk.

Things to do in Koror

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

German Channel
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 13:
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll through Kuop Atoll and then contemplate the waterfront views at Truk Lagoon.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chuuk trip app.

Traveling by flight from Koror to Chuuk takes 6 hours. October in Chuuk sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Majuro.

Things to do in Chuuk

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Truk Lagoon ©
Truk Lagoon
Kuop Atoll ©
Kuop Atoll

1
night
Majuro, Marshall Islands

Majuro ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): snap pictures at Majuro Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arno Atoll, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption. Here are some ideas for day two: get your bearings at Alele Museum and Public Library, stroll through Bokolap Island, then experience rural life at RRE Mariculture, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Kalalin Pass.

Find out how to plan Majuro trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Fly from Chuuk to Majuro in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Chuuk to Majuro. October in Majuro sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 79°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Tarawa Atoll.

Things to do in Majuro

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Arno Atoll ©
Arno Atoll
Alele Museum and Public Library ©
Alele Museum and Public Library

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): get your bearings at Kiribati National Library and Archives, then stroll through Ambo Island, then admire all the interesting features of Sacred Heart Cathedral, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Building.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tarawa Atoll day trip planner.

Getting from Majuro to Tarawa Atoll by flight takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Tarawa Atoll are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly to Yaren.

Things to do in Tarawa Atoll

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:
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Parliament Building ©
Parliament Building

2
nights
Yaren, Nauru

Yaren ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get outside with Buada Lagoon, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Central Plateau, and then head outdoors with Anibare Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): 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 make a trip to Nauru Government House.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Yaren tour builder app.

Fly from Tarawa Atoll to Yaren in 1.5 hours. Finish up 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:
Highlights from your plan
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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Tenaru Falls, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Barnabas Anglican Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Bonegi I and II, and pause for some photo ops at Solomon Scouts & Coastwatchers Memorial.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Honiara attractions website.

You can fly from Yaren to Honiara in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yaren to Honiara, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in October, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Luganville.

Things to do in Honiara

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Solomon Islands Memorial Garden ©
Solomon Islands Memorial Garden
Guadalcanal American Memorial ©
Guadalcanal American Memorial
Holy Cross Cathedral ©
Holy Cross Cathedral

5
nights
Luganville, Vanuatu

Luganville ©
Luganville is the second largest city in Vanuatu. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luganville: Port Olry Beach (in Port Olry) and Champagne Beach (in Espiritu Santo). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Millennium Cave, steep yourself in history at SS President Coolidge, enjoy the sand and surf at Velit Bay, and make a trip to Million Dollar Point.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Luganville travel route tool.

Fly from Honiara to Luganville in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Honiara in October, Luganville is a bit cooler at night with lows of 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Vila.

Things to do in Luganville

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Espiritu Santo
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Cave ©
Millennium Cave
Champagne Beach ©
Champagne Beach
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.
When in Port Vila, make a side trip to see Pele Island in Pele Island, approximately Pele Island away. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Evergreen Cascades Waterfall, stroll through The Reef Vanuatu Zoological, contemplate the long history of Ekasup Village, and examine the collection at The Vanuatu Cultural Centre.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Vila tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Luganville to Port Vila in an hour. Traveling from Luganville in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Port Vila, with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Apia.

Things to do in Port Vila

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

The Secret Garden, Cascades Waterfalls, Blue Lagoon, 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Apia: Lalomanu (Lalomanu Beach & Lalomanu Crater Walk) and To Sua Ocean Trench (in Lotofaga). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral, explore the fascinating underground world of Piula Cave Pool, take in the dramatic scenery at Sopoaga Falls, and admire the striking features of Baha'i House of Worship, Tiapapata, Samoa.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Apia trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Port Vila to Apia by flight takes about 10 hours. Traveling from Port Vila to Apia, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can 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
Lalomanu Beach ©
Lalomanu Beach
Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral ©
Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral

3
nights
Savai'i, Samoa

Savai'i ©
Savai'i is known for nature, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Afu Aau Waterfall, Head underground at Aopo Lava Tubes, explore the striking landscape at Alofaaga Blowholes, and don't miss a visit to Swimming with Turtles.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Savai'i day trip site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Apia to Savai'i takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nuku'alofa.

Things to do in Savai'i

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:
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.
Take a break from Nuku'alofa with a short trip to Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool in Haveluliku, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ha'atafu Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Hufangalupe Natural Land Bridge, make a trip to Royal Tombs, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Free Church of Tonga.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nuku'alofa vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Savai'i to Nuku'alofa takes 8.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Nuku'alofa are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough 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
Ha'atafu Beach ©
Ha'atafu Beach
Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool ©
Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes ©
Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes

6
nights
Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Explore Nadi's surroundings by going to La Galerie (in Malolo Lailai Island) and Sigatoka (Natadola Beach, Baravi Handcrafts, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront activity at Port Denarau Marina, play a few rounds at Denarau Golf and Racquet Club, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nadi itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Nuku'alofa to Nadi takes 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nuku'alofa to Nadi due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough 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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): shop like a local with Tuvalu Women's Handicraft Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Funafuti Marine Conservation Area, then get advice or help at Tuvalu National Library, and finally ponder the world of politics at Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Funafuti trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Nadi to Funafuti in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Nadi in November, Funafuti is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Funafuti

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

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