60 days in Oceania Itinerary

60 days in Oceania Itinerary

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Papeete, French Polynesia
— 5 nights
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Avatoru, French Polynesia
— 2 nights
Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 8 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to Aitutaki
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Aitutaki, Cook Islands
— 5 nights
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Muri, Cook Islands
— 7 nights
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
— 4 nights
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Fly to Apia, Drive to Mulifanua, Ferry to Savai'i
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Savai'i, Samoa
— 4 nights
Ferry to Mulifanua, Drive to Apia
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Apia, Samoa
— 7 nights
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Lotofaga, Samoa
— 2 nights
Drive to Faleolo International Airport, Fly to Nadi
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Nadi, Fiji
— 4 nights
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Funafuti, Tuvalu
— 1 day
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Tarawa Atoll, Republic of Kiribati
— 2 nights
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Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 5 nights
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Papeete, French Polynesia

— 5 nights
The capital of French Polynesia, Pape'ete amounts to little more than a medium-sized town by Western standards, but it is still a thriving hub of culture and commerce.
Change things up with a short trip to The Water Gardens of Vaipahi in Taravao (about 56 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, admire the masterpieces at Paul Gauguin Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Faarumai Waterfalls, and steep yourself in history at James Norman Hall Home.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Papeete trip planner.

Linton, UK to Papeete is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Linton to Papeete is minus 10 hours. In October, Papeete is warmer than Linton - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Avatoru.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 6:

Avatoru, French Polynesia

— 2 nights
The main draw to Avatoru is its stunning location at the northern end of Rangiroa's vast, turquoise coral lagoon.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Gauguin's Pearl Farm and then step off the mainland to explore Le Lagon Bleu. Keep things going the next day: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Recifs.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Avatoru day trip site.

You can fly from Papeete to Avatoru in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Avatoru

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

— 8 nights
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Bora Bora is known for wildlife, shopping, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with Reef Discovery Bora Bora, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church, see the vivid underwater world at Tupitipiti Point, and stroll through Bora Bora Turtle Centre.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bora Bora trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Avatoru to Bora Bora in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 16:

Aitutaki, Cook Islands

— 5 nights
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Aitutaki is known for parks, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Aitutaki Lagoon, shop like a local with T & S Artworx, kick back and relax at O'otu Beach, and head outdoors with Akaiami.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Aitutaki day trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Aitutaki in 13 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Muri.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 21:

Muri, Cook Islands

— 7 nights
Raratonga's lagoon measures widest and deepest around Muri, attracting large numbers of tourists to swim, snorkel, dive, and boat in the turquoise water filled with tropical sea life.
Muri is known for nightlife, spas, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Te Rua Manga (The Needle), tour the pleasant surroundings at Maire Nui Botanical Gardens, and kick back and relax at Titikaveka Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Muri itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Aitutaki to Muri with the Route module. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Nuku'alofa.

Things to do in Muri

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 28:

Nuku'alofa, Tonga

— 4 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.
Step out of Nuku'alofa with an excursion to Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool in Haveluliku--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Ha'atafu Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes, get up close to creatures of the deep with Whale Dive Tonga, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Free Church of Tonga.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nuku'alofa online tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Muri to Nuku'alofa. You'll lose 23 hours traveling from Muri to Nuku'alofa due to the time zone difference. In October in Nuku'alofa, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 2nd (Tue), you're off to Savai'i.

Things to do in Nuku'alofa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 2:

Savai'i, Samoa

— 4 nights
Savai'i is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alofaaga Blowholes, browse the fresh offerings at Salelologa Market, see some colorful creatures with Dive Savaii, and explore and take pictures at Swimming with Turtles.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Savai'i trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Nuku'alofa to Savai'i in 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Apia.

Things to do in Savai'i

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 6:

Apia, Samoa

— 7 nights
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.
Step out of Apia to go to Lalomanu and see Lalomanu Beach, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Baha'i House of Worship, Tiapapata, Samoa, contemplate the waterfront views at Palolo Deep Marine Reserve, and stroll through Togitogiga Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Apia trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Savai'i to Apia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lotofaga.

Things to do in Apia

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 13:

Lotofaga, Samoa

— 2 nights
Lotofaga is a village on the south coast of Upolu island in Samoa. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll through Sopoaga Falls and then tour the pleasant surroundings at To Sua Ocean Trench.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lotofaga attractions planner.

Drive from Apia to Lotofaga in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Lotofaga

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:

Nadi, Fiji

— 4 nights
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Get out of town with these interesting Nadi side-trips: Sigatoka (Tavuni Hill Fort, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nadi trip builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lotofaga to Nadi. Traveling from Lotofaga to Nadi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November in Nadi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Funafuti.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:

Funafuti, Tuvalu

— 1 day
Funafuti is an atoll on which the capital of the island nation of Tuvalu is located. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Funafuti Marine Conservation Area.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Funafuti day trip planning website.

Fly from Nadi to Funafuti in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Funafuti when traveling from Nadi in November, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can fly to Tarawa Atoll.

Things to do in Funafuti

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:
Highlights from your trip

Tarawa Atoll, Republic of Kiribati

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stroll through Ambo Island and then get advice or help at Kiribati National Library and Archives. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Sacred Heart Cathedral and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament Building.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tarawa Atoll driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Funafuti to Tarawa Atoll in 7 hours. November in Tarawa Atoll sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Port Vila.

Things to do in Tarawa Atoll

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

Port Vila, Vanuatu

— 5 nights
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.
Port Vila is known for nature, parks, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Evergreen Cascades Waterfall, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, browse the exhibits of National Museum of Vanuatu, and step off the mainland to explore Iririki Island.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Vila holiday builder app.

Fly from Tarawa Atoll to Port Vila in 14 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tarawa Atoll to Port Vila due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Port Vila when traveling from Tarawa Atoll in November, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Vila

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 28:

Tahiti travel guide

4.1
Gift & Specialty Shops · Flea Markets · Safaris
The largest and probably best-known of the French Polynesian islands, Tahiti remains synonymous with turquoise coral lagoons, lush tropical vegetation, and palm-fringed beaches of black, volcanic sand. Tall, green mountains rise out of the blue ocean, lined with deep valleys, foaming waterfalls, and tumbling streams. Settlements skirt the island, including French Polynesia's small but vibrant capital Pape'ete, where colorful architecture, a bustling market, and smiling locals generate a great deal of charm. Top things to do here include exploring the island's rugged interior, as well as experiencing the traditional culture through archeological sites and hip-shaking music and dance.

Rangiroa travel guide

4.7
Islands · Swim with Dolphins · Scuba & Snorkeling
One of the largest atolls in the world, Rangiroa encircles a chilli-shaped lagoon so large, the entire island of Tahiti would fit inside of it. Two islands at the northern end of Rangiroa support the atoll's small permanent population, with a handful of paved roads, churches, resorts, stores, and gourmet restaurants. A string of uninhabited motus (islets) and sandbars form the rest of the lagoon's perimeter, rising no more than 0.9 m (3 ft) above the ocean waves, sometimes topped with swaying coconut palms. While boat trips across the lagoon and sunbathing on the remote white sand beaches are certainly blissful, the real excitement happens beneath the waves, where crystal clear waters and teeming coral reefs create an underwater Eden with some of the best diving spots in the world.

Rarotonga travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Concerts & Shows · Scuba & Snorkeling
The center of Rarotonga is a mass of peaks and ridges, closely thatched with dense jungle. Around the outer edge of the island, between verdant bush and pristine white beaches, you'll find a scattering of hotels and resorts; restaurants, bars, and cafes; paw paw patches and fields of taro, mango, and bananas. Explore the unspoiled scenery of the interior, or relax wholeheartedly into the laid-back Islander way of life. There are two bus routes--clockwise and counterclockwise around the island--and the buses stop on demand, allowing you to get around with ease (if at a sedate place). Encircled by a sheltering coral reef, the crystal clear waters surrounding the island are calm and perfect for fishing, swimming, diving, paddling, snorkeling, or simply splashing about. Rarotonga also serves as the gateway to the rest of the Cook Islands, with tiny traditional communities, ancient caves, uninhabited islets, and sandy atolls to discover.

Tonga travel guide

3.9
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.

Upolu travel guide

3.9
Nature & Parks · History Museums · Bodies of Water
Samoa's second-largest island, Upolu contains the nation's capital city, along with the majority of its population. Head for the island's host of gorgeous beaches to journey into a world of crashing waves, blue waters, and endless sunshine, or trek through vast landscapes of picturesque plantations and wild rainforests. Be sure to stop by the bustling city of Apia, where those on tour of Upolu can find energetic markets, resorts, and restaurants awaiting them. Traveling around the island on its single main road remains a solid option for exploring popular tourist attractions.

Fiji travel guide

4.2
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

3.8
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

3.1
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.

Vanuatu travel guide

4.4
Nature & Parks · Waterfalls · 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.