46 days in South Pacific Itinerary

46 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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Nadi, Fiji
— 3 nights
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Savusavu, Fiji
— 2 nights
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Suva, Fiji
— 2 nights
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Taveuni Island, Fiji
— 2 nights
Fly to Suva, Taxi to Rakiraki
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Rakiraki, Fiji
— 1 night
Taxi to Denarau, Ferry to Mana Island
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Mana Island, Fiji
— 1 night
Ferry to Denarau, Bus to Sigatoka
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Sigatoka, Fiji
— 3 nights
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Lifou, New Caledonia
— 1 night
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Mare, New Caledonia
— 1 night
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Noumea, New Caledonia
— 2 nights
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Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia
— 2 nights
Fly to Magenta, Drive to Bourail
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Bourail, New Caledonia
— 2 nights
Drive to La Tontouta International Airport, Fly to Honiara International Airport
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Honiara, Solomon Islands
— 2 nights
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Aneityum Island, Vanuatu
— 3 nights
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Tanna Island, Vanuatu
— 1 night
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Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
— 2 nights
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Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 2 nights
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
— 2 nights
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Lae, Papua New Guinea
— 1 night
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East New Britain, Papua New Guinea
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kimbe Airport, Fly to Ramata Airport, Drive to Marovo
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Marovo, Solomon Islands
— 1 day
Fly to Gizo, Ferry to Gizo
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Gizo, Solomon Islands
— 1 night
Ferry to Gizo, Fly to Munda
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Munda, Solomon Islands
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Nadi, Fiji

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba Bula Dive Centre and Koroyanitu National Heritage Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple and Subar Maniya. There's lots more to do: push the limits with Free Fall Fiji, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Denarau Beach, and go for a stroll along the water at Port Denarau Marina.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Nadi online route planner.

San Francisco, USA to Nadi is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Fiji Standard Time, which is usually a 20 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect Nadi to be much hotter, temps between 87°F and 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Savusavu.

Things to do in Nadi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:

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Savusavu, Fiji

Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get the adrenaline pumping with KoroSun Dive. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Flora Tropica Gardens, then stop by Savusavu Farmers' Market, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nakawaga Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Vuadomo Village and Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Savusavu trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Nadi to Savusavu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Nadi in January, Savusavu is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 86°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Suva.

Things to do in Savusavu

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:

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Suva, Fiji

Situated on a verdant, hilly peninsula, Suva is the second-largest city in the South Pacific and has been the capital of Fiji since 1882.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at 21K Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Heart Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Fiji Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally steep yourself in history at Orchid Island Cultural Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Bilo Battery, take in nature's colorful creations at Thurston Garden, then trot along with Maui Bay Horse Riding Adventure, and finally relax and float downstream with Rivers Fiji - Day Adventures.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Suva trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Savusavu to Suva takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. January in Suva sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 82°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Taveuni Island.

Things to do in Suva

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Nabogiono Farms, then stroll through Lavena Coastal Walk, then take in the dramatic scenery at Tavoro Waterfalls, and finally admire the sheer force of Waitavala Natural Rock Waterslide. Keep things going the next day: walk around Waitabu Marine Park.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Taveuni Island trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Suva to Taveuni Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rakiraki.

Things to do in Taveuni Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:

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Rakiraki, Fiji

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Tomb of Udre Udre and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rakiraki road trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Taveuni Island to Rakiraki in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 74°F. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mana Island.

Things to do in Rakiraki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

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Mana Island, Fiji

Barely 2 km (1.25 mi) across, the miniscule Mana Island is inhabited only thanks to a handful of resorts, which make the most of white-sand beaches appealing to vacationers from around the globe.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with Aqua-Trek Mana, then kick back and relax at South Beach, and then stroll through Sunset Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Mana Island journey site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Rakiraki to Mana Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in January, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Mana Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

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Sigatoka, Fiji

Located at the western end of Coral Coast, with its long sheltered beaches and popular surf spots, Sigatoka is best known for its immediate surroundings than for the town itself.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at Moksha Spa, then admire the sheer force of Biausevu Waterfall, then discover the deep blue sea with SPAD: South Pacific Adventure Divers, and finally steep yourself in history at Tavuni Hill Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Tappoo, look for gifts at Hot Glass Fiji, then steep yourself in history at Vatukarasa Village, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

Planning Sigatoka trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Mana Island to Sigatoka takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in January, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:

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Lifou, New Caledonia

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Baie de Jinek, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Lourdes, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Joyaux de Luengoni. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Luecille Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Lifou Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Easo Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Lifou road trip site.

You can fly from Sigatoka to Lifou in 10 hours. The time zone changes from Fiji Standard Time (FJT) to New Caledonia Standard Time (NCT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Mare.

Things to do in Lifou

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 17:

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Mare, New Caledonia

Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Mare Island and then kick back and relax at Yejele Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mare road trip tool.

Fly from Lifou to Mare in 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Mare are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Noumea.

Things to do in Mare

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:
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Noumea, New Caledonia

Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
On the 19th (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at Amedee Lighthouse, learn about all things military at Le Musee Maritime de Nouvelle-Caledonie, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Les Boucles de Tina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Promenade Pierre-Vernier, then surround yourself with nature on Aquanature, and then whizz through the canopy at La Belle Verte Canopy Tours.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Noumea holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Mare to Noumea takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Noumea

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:

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Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia

L'ile la plus proche du paradis (the island closest to paradise)

Just a little way off the southern end of Grand Terre, Île des Pins (the Isle of Pines) gets its name from the tall columnar pines that stick out of the surrounding vegetation like bristles on a brush.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with Oriana Nautique, then step off the mainland to explore Ile Moro, and then step off the mainland to explore Brush Island. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Isle of Pines, tour the pleasant surroundings at Piscine Naturelle, explore the activities along Kanumera Bay, then stroll through Kuto Bay, and finally head outdoors with Nokanhoui.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ile Des Pins trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Noumea to Ile Des Pins in 2.5 hours. In January in Ile Des Pins, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bourail.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

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Bourail, New Caledonia

Bourail is a commune in the South Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean.GeographyBourail a rural town of Grande Terre . On the 23rd (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Musee de Bourail, then find your balance on the water with Poe Fun Loc, and then hike along Sentier des Trois Baies.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bourail tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Ile Des Pins to Bourail in 4.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ile Des Pins in January: highs in Bourail hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 70°F. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Honiara.

Things to do in Bourail

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

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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.
Visit Bonegi I and II and Holy Cross Cathedral for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Ripples Boat Charters and Mbonege Beach. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Solomon Islands National Museum, appreciate the history behind Solomon Scouts & Coastwatchers Memorial, admire the natural beauty at Solomon Islands Memorial Garden, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Barnabas Anglican Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Honiara tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bourail to Honiara. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Aneityum Island.

Things to do in Honiara

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:

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Aneityum Island, Vanuatu

Get in touch with nature at Mystery Island and Mystery Island Tours.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Aneityum Island visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Honiara to Aneityum Island. In January, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 76°F. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sun) before leaving for Tanna Island.

Things to do in Aneityum Island

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:
Highlights from your trip

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Tanna Island, Vanuatu

Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get impressive views of Mount Yasur, admire the sheer force of Lenuanatuaiu Waterfall, then Head underground at Blue Cave, and finally head outdoors with Blue Hole Number Two.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tanna Island trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Aneityum Island to Tanna Island takes 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Aneityum Island in January since evenings lows in Tanna Island dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Espiritu Santo.

Things to do in Tanna Island

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your trip

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Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

Espiritu Santo offers an impressive combination of natural beauty and cultural experiences.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get some thrills out on the water with Santo Jet Ski Adventures, then contemplate the long history of SS President Coolidge, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Millennium Cave. On your second day here, stroll through Santo's Blue Hole Hangout, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nanda Blue Hole, and then kick back and relax at Champagne Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Espiritu Santo trip planner.

Getting from Tanna Island to Espiritu Santo by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. In February in Espiritu Santo, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Vila.

Things to do in Espiritu Santo

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:

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Port Vila, Vanuatu

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.
On the 4th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get a new perspective on things with Kayaking Vanuatu, then take in the exciting artwork at Fondation Suzanne Bastien, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Port Vila. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Vanuatu, then contemplate the long history of Chief Roi Mata's Domain, and then steep yourself in history at Ekasup Village.

To find more things to do and tourist information, go to the Port Vila tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Espiritu Santo to Port Vila takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In February, daytime highs in Port Vila are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Moresby.

Things to do in Port Vila

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:

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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.
On the 6th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Varirata National Park. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun at Paradise Cinema, admire the sheer force of Rouna Falls, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bomana War Cemetery, and finally admire the natural beauty at National Orchid Garden.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Moresby online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Port Vila to Port Moresby by flight takes about 8 hours. The time zone changes from Vanuatu Standard Time (VUT) to Papua New Guinea Time (PGT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in February, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Lae.

Things to do in Port Moresby

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:

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Lae, Papua New Guinea

Lae is the capital of Morobe Province and is the second-largest city in Papua New Guinea. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Lae War Cemetery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainforest Habitat, and then pause for some photo ops at Amelia Earhart Memorial Lae PNG.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lae trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Moresby to Lae takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to East New Britain.

Things to do in Lae

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 8:

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On the 9th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at New Guinea Club.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the East New Britain vacation planner.

Getting from Lae to East New Britain by flight takes about 4 hours. On the 10th (Wed), you're off to Marovo.

Things to do in East New Britain

Museums
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

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Marovo, Solomon Islands

On the 11th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Marovo Lagoon.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Marovo online holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from East New Britain to Marovo. The time zone changes from Papua New Guinea Time (PGT) to Solomon Islands Time (SBT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, daily temperatures in Marovo can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gizo.

Things to do in Marovo

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

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Gizo, Solomon Islands

Gizo is the capital of the Western Province in Solomon Islands. On the 12th (Fri), take a tour of Toa Maru, don't miss a visit to St Peter the Apostle Catholic Cathedral Gizo, then steep yourself in history at Saeraghi Village, and finally head off the coast to Ghizo Island.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gizo online holiday builder.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Marovo to Gizo in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in February, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Munda.

Things to do in Gizo

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 12:

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Munda, Solomon Islands

Munda is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Roviana Lagoon.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Munda trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Gizo to Munda in 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Munda can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Munda

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

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.

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.

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

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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.

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.