32 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

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Funafuti, Tuvalu
Fly to Suva, Taxi to Sigatoka
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Sigatoka, Fiji
— 4 nights
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
— 2 nights
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Fly to Apia, Drive to Mulifanua, Ferry to Savai'i
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Savai'i, Samoa
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mulifanua, Drive to Apia
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Apia, Samoa
— 3 nights
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Neiafu, Tonga
— 1 night
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Nadi, Fiji
— 3 nights
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
— 1 night
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Honiara, Solomon Islands
— 2 nights
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Yaren, Nauru
— 1 night
Drive to Nauru International Airport, Fly to Majuro
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Majuro, Marshall Islands
— 2 nights
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Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia
— 2 nights
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Yap, Federated States of Micronesia
— 2 nights
Fly to Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport, Drive to Palau
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Palau, Italy
— 3 nights
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Funafuti, Tuvalu

Funafuti is an atoll on which the capital of the island nation of Tuvalu is located. To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Funafuti trip tool.

Manchester, UK to Funafuti is an approximately 38-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Manchester to Funafuti. Traveling from Manchester in January, things will get much hotter in Funafuti: highs are around 36°C and lows about 30°C. You'll set off for Sigatoka on the 3rd (Tue).
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Sigatoka, Fiji — 4 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park and Biausevu Waterfall. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zipline and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Hot Glass Fiji, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, tee off at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course, and see Off-Road Cave Safari.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sigatoka trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Funafuti to Sigatoka takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly to Nuku'alofa.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St Anthony of Padua, deepen your understanding at Abel Tasman Landing Site, kick back and relax at Ha'atafu Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes, and finally take an unorthodox tour of 3 Headed Coconut.

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Traveling by flight from Sigatoka to Nuku'alofa takes 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Fiji Standard Time (FJT) to Tonga Standard Time (TOT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, daytime highs in Nuku'alofa are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Savai'i.
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Savai'i, Samoa — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with Dive Savaii and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Matavanu Crater. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Alofaaga Blowholes, make a trip to Pulemelei Ancient Mound, then admire the sheer force of Afu Aau Waterfall, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Salelologa Market.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Savai'i driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Nuku'alofa to Savai'i in 9.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Apia.
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Apia, Samoa — 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Baha'i House of Worship Samoa and Immaculate Conception Cathedral. We've included these beaches for you: Lalomanu Beach and Salamumu Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Apia: To Sua Ocean Trench (in Lotofaga), Giant Clam Sanctuary (in Savaia) and Lalomanu Crater Walk (in Lalomanu). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Piula Cave Pool, take in the dramatic scenery at Togitogiga Waterfall, discover the deep blue sea with Pure Ocean Dive & Water sports, and get engrossed in the history at Robert Louis Stevenson Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Apia trip builder website.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Savai'i to Apia in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Neiafu.
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Neiafu, Tonga — 1 night

On the 15th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph's Cathedral, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Talau.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Neiafu vacation maker website.

Getting from Apia to Neiafu by flight takes about 6 hours. January in Neiafu sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Nadi.
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Nadi, Fiji — 3 nights

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Visiting Scuba Bula Dive Centre and Tivua Island Fiji will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turtle Airways and Fiji Culture Village. There's much more to do: go for a stroll along the water at Port Denarau Marina, take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, explore the striking landscape at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nadi trip planner.

You can fly from Neiafu to Nadi in 6 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Neiafu to Nadi due to the time zone difference. January in Nadi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can fly to Port Moresby.
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Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea — 1 night

In contrast to the surrounding wilderness, national capital Port Moresby offers some impressive cultural attractions and a decent array of amenities.
On the 19th (Thu), ponder the world of politics at National Parliament House, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bomana War Cemetery, and then kick back and relax at Ela Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Port Moresby day trip site.

You can fly from Nadi to Port Moresby in 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Nadi to Port Moresby is minus 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Port Moresby are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can fly to Honiara.
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Honiara, Solomon Islands — 2 nights

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.
On the 20th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Solomon Islands National Museum, appreciate the history behind Guadalcanal American Memorial, then learn about all things military at Vilu War Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Tenaru Falls, and finally see what you can catch with Ripples Boat Charters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Bonegi I and II, take an in-depth tour of Japanese War Memorial, then kick back and relax at Mbonege Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Barnabas Anglican Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Honiara journey maker website.

Traveling by flight from Port Moresby to Honiara takes 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Moresby to Honiara is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to fly to Yaren.
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Yaren, Nauru — 1 night

On the 22nd (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Moqua Well, ponder the world of politics at Parliament House, explore the activities along Buada Lagoon, go deep underground at Central Plateau, then contemplate the waterfront views at Anibare Bay, and finally get into the urban bustle at Civic Centre.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yaren travel route planning site.

Getting from Honiara to Yaren by flight takes about 5.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Honiara to Yaren due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Majuro.
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Majuro, Marshall Islands — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get your bearings at Alele Museum and Public Library and then stroll through Arno Atoll.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Majuro itinerary site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yaren to Majuro. In January, daytime highs in Majuro are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 24th (Tue), you're off to Chuuk.
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Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia — 2 nights

Explore the giant atoll of Chuuk, a state of Micronesia encompassing many tiny islands dotted along the outer barrier reef.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): try to win big at Royal Flush Game Room, then stroll through Kuop Atoll, and then explore the activities along Truk Lagoon.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chuuk route planner.

You can fly from Majuro to Chuuk in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Majuro to Chuuk, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Chuuk can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll travel to Yap.
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Yap, Federated States of Micronesia — 2 nights

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. On the 27th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Japanese Zeros and then delve into the distant past at Stone Money. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Colonia Bridge, then browse the exhibits of The Ethnic Art Institute of Micronesia, then hike along Tamilyog Trail, and finally stroll around Sunset Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yap trip builder tool.

Getting from Chuuk to Yap by flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: travel. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Palau.
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Palau, Italy — 3 nights

Palau is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, about 220km north of Cagliari and about 30km northwest of Olbia. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Archeologico and Lu Brandali: Leggi Tocca Ascolta - Mostra di Archeologia Nuragica. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spiaggia Lu Litarroni and Scuba & Snorkeling. Venture out of the city with trips to Spiaggia Rena Majore (in Rena Majore), Santa Teresa Gallura (Sito archeologico Lu Brandali & Capo Testa) and Aglientu (Monti Russu, Torre Vignola e Chiesetta di San Silverio, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Li Junchi - Badesi, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, step into the grandiose world of Citadel of Castelsardo, and stroll through SardiniAction.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Palau trip simple and quick.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yap to Palau. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Yap to Palau. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:

Tuvalu travel guide

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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.
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Fiji travel guide

4.3
Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas · Fishing Charters & Tours
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.
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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.
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Samoa travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · History Museums
Enchanting Samoa and its people boast a legendarily laid-back approach to life, and clocks and set times are merely a formality here. The society remains a proud one, deeply connected to a set of millennia-old traditions known as "Fa'a Samoa"--the Samoan Way. Spread out over two main islands and several smaller landmasses, Samoa is a land of incredible contrasts and natural beauty, home to rocky volcanic mountains and expansive beaches, rugged cliffs and lush rainforests. Visitors on holiday in Samoa can easily spend their time exploring the country's exotic interior and untamed coastal reaches, which offer plenty of wildlife and fantastic landscapes. Alternatively, they can just as readily kick back in sleepy seaside villages, indulging in a full-service resort, or splash around in lagoons and at beaches that hold their place among the world's best.
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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.
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Solomon Islands travel guide

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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.
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Nauru travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Tourist Spots · Civic Centers
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.
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Marshall Islands travel guide

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Bridges · Nature & Parks · Churches
A chain of coral atolls and volcanic islands, Marshall Islands are probably best know for their coral reefs, which teem with marine life. A holiday in Marshall Islands is the perfect choice for anyone looking for that classic beach experience on white sand lapped by gentle warm waves. You'll probably spend most of your time there swimming, snorkeling, or diving. If you're a fan of cultural activities, consider visiting a few farms or explore the curio shops, which sell souvenirs made using traditional methods.
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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.
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