32 days in Tonga Itinerary

32 days in Tonga Itinerary

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32 days in Tonga Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  36​h
— 8 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island
— 11 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 15​min
Ha'apai Islands
— 9 nights
Fly:  38​h
End: Barcelona


Neiafu ©
Neiafu is known for wildlife, parks, historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph's Cathedral, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Talau, and admire the natural beauty at Ene'io Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Neiafu trip builder site .

Barcelona, Spain to Neiafu is an approximately 36-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Tonga Time (TOT) is 12 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in December: high temperatures in Neiafu hover around 33°C and lows are around 27°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel to Nuku'alofa.

Things to do in Neiafu

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Ene'io Botanical Garden ©
Ene'io Botanical Garden
St Joseph's Cathedral ©
St Joseph's Cathedral

Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island

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 with an excursion to Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool in Haveluliku--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes, pause for some serene contemplation at Free Church of Tonga, steep yourself in history at Captain Cook's Landing Place, and savor the flavors at Talamahu Markets.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nuku'alofa road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Neiafu to Nuku'alofa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, daytime highs in Nuku'alofa are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You will leave for Ha'apai Islands on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Nuku'alofa

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

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'amonga'a Maui Trilithon ©
Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon

Ha'apai Islands

Ha'apai Islands
Ha'apai Islands is known for wildlife and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Luahoko Robinson Island.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ha'apai Islands trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Nuku'alofa to Ha'apai Islands by combination of car and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In December in Ha'apai Islands, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. You will leave for home on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Ha'apai Islands

Parks Nature
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