29 days in Oceania Itinerary

29 days in Oceania Itinerary

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Yap, Federated States of Micronesia
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Koror, Palau
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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Yaren, Nauru
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Honiara, Solomon Islands
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Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
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Noumea, New Caledonia
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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Taveuni Island, Fiji
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Funafuti, Tuvalu
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Line Islands, Republic of Kiribati
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Yap or Wa′ab traditionally refers to an island located in the Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean, a part of the Federated States of Micronesia. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll around Sunset Park, then hike along Tamilyog Trail, and then browse the exhibits of The Ethnic Art Institute of Micronesia. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Japanese Zeros, delve into the distant past at Stone Money, and then snap pictures at Colonia Bridge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yap trip planner.

London, UK to Yap is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Yap. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: highs in Yap hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koror.

Things to do in Yap

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Koror, Palau

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 the activities along Jellyfish Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Ngardmau Falls, explore and take pictures at Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Koror day trip planner.

Getting from Yap to Koror by flight takes about 22.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Koror are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Port Moresby.

Things to do in Koror

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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 10th (Mon): meet the residents at Adventure Park PNG, then stroll the grounds of Bomana War Cemetery, and then admire the natural beauty at National Orchid Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Vision City Mega Mall, get to know the resident critters at Port Moresby Nature Park, and then ponder the world of politics at National Parliament House.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Moresby road trip planning tool.

Fly from Koror to Port Moresby in 13 hours. In August, daytime highs in Port Moresby are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You will leave for Yaren on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Port Moresby

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Yaren, Nauru

Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Anibare Bay, go deep underground at Central Plateau, get outside with Buada Lagoon, then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House, and finally explore the activities along Moqua Well.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yaren trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Port Moresby to Yaren takes 12.5 hours. Traveling from Port Moresby to Yaren, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Honiara.

Things to do in Yaren

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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Honiara, Solomon Islands

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 14th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Guadalcanal American Memorial, then delve into the distant past at Bonegi I and II, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Tenaru Falls.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Honiara day trip site.

You can fly from Yaren to Honiara in 5 hours. Traveling from Yaren to Honiara, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Espiritu Santo.

Things to do in Honiara

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

Espiritu Santo offers an impressive combination of natural beauty and cultural experiences.
On the 15th (Sat), Head underground at Millennium Cave.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Espiritu Santo road trip planning tool.

Fly from Honiara to Espiritu Santo in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Honiara in August, you will find days in Espiritu Santo are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are a bit cooler (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Noumea.

Things to do in Espiritu Santo

Parks · Nature
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Noumea, New Caledonia

Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Noumea is known for nature, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit a coastal fixture at Amedee Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Tjibaou Cultural Center, head off the coast to Ilot Maitre, and get some jogging in at Promenade Pierre-Vernier.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Noumea travel route website.

Fly from Espiritu Santo to Noumea in 11 hours. On the 19th (Wed), you'll travel to Nuku'alofa.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 19:

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Nuku'alofa, Tonga

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St Anthony of Padua, then stroll through Ha'atafu Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Free Church of Tonga. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon, then stroll through Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Talamahu Markets.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nuku'alofa trip planner.

You can fly from Noumea to Nuku'alofa in 11 hours. The time zone difference moving from New Caledonia Standard Time to Tonga Standard Time is 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Taveuni Island.

Things to do in Nuku'alofa

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:

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Taveuni Island, Fiji

Garden Island

Known as the Garden Island, Taveuni is a tropical paradise of tall mountains draped in lush rainforest, filled with delicate wildflowers and colorful birds, and dotted with cascading waterfalls.
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Bouma National Heritage Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lavena Coastal Walk. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Waitavala Natural Rock Waterslide and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tavoro Waterfalls.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Taveuni Island online travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Nuku'alofa to Taveuni Island with the Route module. Traveling from Nuku'alofa to Taveuni Island, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nuku'alofa in August since evenings lows in Taveuni Island dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Funafuti.

Things to do in Taveuni Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Funafuti, Tuvalu

Funafuti is an atoll on which the capital of the island nation of Tuvalu is located. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get your bearings at Tuvalu National Library, then get a sense of history and politics at Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Funafuti Marine Conservation Area.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Funafuti trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Taveuni Island to Funafuti. When traveling from Taveuni Island in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Funafuti: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Line Islands.

Things to do in Funafuti

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

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To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Line Islands trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Funafuti to Line Islands takes 20 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Funafuti to Line Islands. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. You will leave for home on the 29th (Sat).
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Federated States of Micronesia travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Ruins · Fishing Charters & Tours
Visit the Federated States of Micronesia to experience life on its 607 small islands, scattered across more than 2,600,000 sq km (1,000,000 sq mi) of the Pacific Ocean. These tropical lands dotted in the sea formed as the result of volcanic activity millions of years ago. Today, the four states each have their distinct culture, but share a common ideal of sustainability coupled with an abundance of biological diversity on land and at sea. Enjoy the traditions of the welcoming Micronesian people, and travel between the islands to observe their similarities and differences. A Micronesia holiday offers true exploration, with points of historical, biological, and cultural interest.

Palau travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Scuba & Snorkeling · Shark Diving
Visit Palau for an island holiday of exploration, relaxation, and culture. Adventure across the country's many limestone islands, covered in a wealth of vegetation and brimming with wildlife, and head out into the surrounding waters to dive, snorkel, and swim in an abundant marine environment. Learn about the native culture during your Palau holiday through traditional villages, live performances, and, of course, by delving into the local cuisine. Tours and accommodations across the islands offer good, convenient options for exploring the atolls at your own pace.

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.

Nauru travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Outdoor Activities
Pleasant Island
One of the world's smallest countries, Nauru represents an island heaven for those interested in doing little more than relaxing by the sea during their vacation. For those into active holidays, a trip to Nauru ensures plenty of chances to try fishing, scuba diving, and exploring the remnants of a phosphate mine. For history buffs looking to add some culture to their Nauru itinerary, reminders of Japanese occupation remain scattered around the tiny island.

Solomon Islands travel guide

3.9
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.

Vanuatu travel guide

4.4
Waterfalls · Nature & Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Composed of 83 rugged islands spread out over a stretch of nearly 1,300 km (810 mi), Vanuatu features a huge diversity of natural environments and cultures. A fusion of British, French, Polynesian, and Melanesian influences, the nation combines devout religious devotion with the slow, relaxed pace of island life. Lush rainforests and thriving coral sanctuaries abound across the island chain and feature a colorful array of native wildlife and plant species that make for fantastic snorkeling, diving, and hiking excursions. Active volcanoes remain among the biggest attractions in Vanuatu, along with the chain's stunning beaches and shimmering blue waters. Despite the nation's harsh volcanic landscapes, rocky coast, and lack of arable land, Vanuatu is a warm and welcoming place to visit, as its people do everything they can to make tourists feel right at home.

New Caledonia travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling
An archipelago consisting of the sizable Grande Terre as well as a scattering of smaller surrounding islands, New Caledonia has many of the tourist draws characteristic of the South Pacific: long sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, azure lagoons, and coral reefs. It also supports many unique species of plants and animals, such as the tall conifers that tower above the palm trees lining the waterside. Nature lovers on holiday in New Caledonia should head to the lagoon that surrounds Grande Terre: a World Heritage Site and one of the largest lagoons in the world, it is home to countless species of marine life, including endangered dugongs and green sea turtles. The local culture blends French chic and Melanesian warmth, and it is usually a only short walk from the beach to a stylish bar, cafe, or gourmet restaurant.

Tonga travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Nature & Parks
The Friendly Islands
Spread out over 177 islands, Tonga features an incredible array of natural environments and places to visit. "Island time" remains omnipresent in Tonga, and visitors may find that locals are in little hurry in their day-to-day lives. While sightseeing in Tonga, head for the country's three main island groupings--Vava'u, Ha'apai, and Tongatapu--to enjoy a taste of their world-class snorkeling and diving opportunities. Reefs and forests burst with life and lush foliage, and lend themselves well to enjoying the great outdoors, while sun-kissed beaches and idyllic lagoons make for fantastic lazy days along the shore. Alternatively, take advantage of the country's prolific whale-watching industry--frequently ranked among the best on the planet.

Fiji travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas · Outdoor Activities
Located at the heart of the Central Pacific, Fiji is an archipelago of 333 islands and hundreds more tiny islets, many of which are uninhabited. The land masses range from vast Viti Levu, mountainous and covered in green jungle, to private desert islands available for rent. With bountiful sunshine, white sand beaches, tranquil oceans, and lush rainforest, it is no surprise that ecotourism in Fiji thrives. Local culture combines indigenous Fijian, Indo-Fijian, Asian, and European influences in a vibrant mix, with many of the smaller islands still retaining a strong element of traditional island life. Explore the countless pockets of paradise to find your favorite.

Tuvalu travel guide

3.9
Nature & Parks · Government Buildings
A group of tiny atolls and reef islands in the South Pacific, Tuvalu offers plenty of seaside appeal. Most visitors start and end their tour of Tuvalu on Fongfale, the main islet where you'll find the majority of accommodations and other tourist-oriented facilities. Beaches fringed by palms remain the main attractions on Tuvalu, with visitors coming to dive and snorkel the waters sheltering a variety of tropical fish and sea turtles. Others head for the uninhabited islets, which provide no amenities but plenty of chances to spot a range of sea birds.

Republic of Kiribati travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Government Buildings · Churches
You'll find a surprising number of vacation ideas in Kiribati, an island nation boasting a rich cultural and natural abundance. The 33 coral islands offer world-class fishing spots, marine and terrestrial reserves, and great places to try a range of water sports. Its refreshingly noncommercial and lively culture engages visitors with its colors, vibrancy, and welcoming character. Experience the local philosophy of subsistence in the villages, where delicious cuisine and traditional ceremonies take precedence. On a different note, history buffs will appreciate sites commemorating an infamous World War II battle that took place here. Head farther inland for an adventurer's holiday--exploring the forests, discovering a wealth of impressive natural features, and identifying the diversity of plant and animal life.