20 days in South Pacific Itinerary

20 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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20 days in South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Helsinki, Finland
Fly + Drive:  35​h
1
Savai'i, Samoa
— 1 day
ferry + Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Apia, Samoa
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
4
Alofi, Niue
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
5
Tarawa Atoll, Republic of Kiribati
— Few hours
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Yaren, Nauru
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Honiara, Solomon Islands
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
9
Majuro, Marshall Islands
— 2 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Helsinki, Finland

1
day
Savai'i, Samoa

Savai'i ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Alofaaga Blowholes, admire the sheer force of Afu Aau Waterfall, and then don't miss a visit to Pulemelei Ancient Mound.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Savai'i trip maker website .

Helsinki, Finland to Savai'i is an approximately 35-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to West Samoa Standard Time (WSST), which is usually a 11 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Apia.

Things to do in Savai'i

Nature Parks
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Alofaaga Blowholes ©
Alofaaga Blowholes
Afu Aau Waterfall ©
Afu Aau Waterfall
Pulemelei Ancient Mound ©
Pulemelei Ancient Mound

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to To Sua Ocean Trench (in Lotofaga) and Lalomanu Beach (in Lalomanu). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Papaseea Sliding Rock, explore the activities along Palolo Deep Marine Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Baha'i House of Worship, Tiapapata, Samoa, and Head underground at Piula Cave Pool.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Apia tour planning website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Savai'i to Apia takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nuku'alofa.

Things to do in Apia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Upolu, To Sua Ocean Trench, Lalomanu Beach
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To Sua Ocean Trench ©
To Sua Ocean Trench
Lalomanu Beach ©
Lalomanu Beach
Palolo Deep Marine Reserve ©
Palolo Deep Marine Reserve

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Free Church of Tonga, then stroll through Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes, and then kick back and relax at Ha'atafu Beach. On the next day, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St Anthony of Padua, then Head underground at Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool, and finally appreciate the history behind Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon.

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

Getting from Apia to Nuku'alofa by flight takes about 5.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Alofi.

Things to do in Nuku'alofa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tongatapu Island, Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool
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Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes ©
Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes
Ha'atafu Beach ©
Ha'atafu Beach

2
nights
Alofi, Niue

Alofi ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): Head underground at Matapa Chasm, then Head underground at Talava Arches, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Limu Pools. Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then kick back and relax at Utuko Beach.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Alofi travel route tool .

Fly from Nuku'alofa to Alofi in 9 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 24 hours traveling from Nuku'alofa to Alofi. July in Alofi sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Tarawa Atoll.

Things to do in Alofi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Talava Arches, Peniamina's Grave, Togo Chasm, Limu Pools
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Limu Pools ©
Limu Pools
Talava Arches ©
Talava Arches
Dolphin & Whale Watching

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): browse the collection at Kiribati National Library and Archives and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament Building.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tarawa Atoll holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Alofi to Tarawa Atoll takes 25 hours. You'll lose 23 hours traveling from Alofi to Tarawa Atoll due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Alofi in July, things will get a bit warmer in Tarawa Atoll: highs are around 36°C and lows about 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can fly to Yaren.
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Parliament Building ©
Parliament Building

2
nights
Yaren, Nauru

Yaren ©
On the 13th (Sat), head outdoors with Buada Lagoon, explore and take pictures at Central Plateau, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anibare Bay. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House, explore the activities along Moqua Well, then get a sense of history and politics at Nauru Government House, then make a trip to Japanese Guns, and finally get into the urban bustle at Civic Centre.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yaren trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Tarawa Atoll to Yaren takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Honiara.

Things to do in Yaren

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Nauru
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Anibare Bay ©
Anibare Bay
Buada Lagoon ©
Buada Lagoon
Central Plateau ©
Central Plateau

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Solomon Scouts & Coastwatchers Memorial, brush up on your military savvy at Vilu War Museum, explore the ancient world of Bonegi I and II, then take in the dramatic scenery at Tenaru Falls, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Honiara Central Market.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Honiara trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Yaren to Honiara takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Yaren to Honiara is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Honiara are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Moresby.

Things to do in Honiara

Nature Parks Shopping
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Tenaru Falls ©
Tenaru Falls
Bonegi I and II ©
Bonegi I and II
Honiara Central Market ©
Honiara Central Market

1
night
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby ©
In contrast to the surrounding wilderness, national capital Port Moresby offers some impressive cultural attractions and a decent array of amenities.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adventure Park PNG, stroll the grounds of Bomana War Cemetery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Port Moresby Nature Park, and finally get a sense of history and politics at National Parliament House.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Moresby road trip planning site .

Getting from Honiara to Port Moresby by flight takes about 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Honiara to Port Moresby is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Honiara in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Port Moresby, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Majuro.

Things to do in Port Moresby

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Port Moresby Nature Park ©
Port Moresby Nature Park
Bomana War Cemetery ©
Bomana War Cemetery
National Parliament House ©
National Parliament House

2
nights
Majuro, Marshall Islands

Majuro ©
Majuro is the capital and largest city of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. On the 17th (Wed), browse the collection at Alele Museum and Public Library, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, and then snap pictures at Majuro Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at RRE Mariculture, then head off the coast to Bokolap Island, and then step off the mainland to explore Arno Atoll.

Plan my trip to Majuro with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Port Moresby to Majuro takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Port Moresby to Majuro. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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