15 days in Tonga Itinerary

15 days in Tonga Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tonga trip planner

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Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island
— 6 nights
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Neiafu
— 7 nights
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Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island

— 6 nights
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 still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes, explore and take pictures at Royal Tombs, appreciate the history behind Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon, and pause for some serene contemplation at Free Church of Tonga.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nuku'alofa trip itinerary builder site.

Newark, USA to Nuku'alofa is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Tonga Standard Time (TOT) is 18 hours. Traveling from Newark in July, expect nights in Nuku'alofa to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are slightly colder, around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Neiafu.

Things to do in Nuku'alofa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Neiafu

— 7 nights
Neiafu is known for wildlife, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Talau, pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph's Cathedral, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Utakalongalu Market.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Neiafu tour itinerary planning website.

Ride a ferry from Nuku'alofa to Neiafu in 22 hours. July in Neiafu sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Neiafu

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife
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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.