10 days in Tonga Itinerary

10 days in Tonga Itinerary

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10 days in Tonga Itinerary

Start: Queenstown
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Neiafu
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Queenstown

6
nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes and Ha'atafu Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Free Church of Tonga and Captain Cook's Landing Place. Change things up with a short trip to Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool in Haveluliku (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore and take pictures at 3 Headed Coconut, browse the fresh offerings at Talamahu Markets, and get answers to all your questions at Tonga Tourism Authority.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nuku'alofa tour itinerary planner .

Queenstown, New Zealand to Nuku'alofa is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Queenstown to Nuku'alofa is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 12th (Mon), you're off toNeiafu.

Things to do in Nuku'alofa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tongatapu Island, Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool
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Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes ©
Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes
Free Church of Tonga ©
Free Church of Tonga
Centenary Church ©
Centenary Church

3
nights
Neiafu

Neiafu ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph's Cathedral, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Utakalongalu Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours and then admire the natural beauty at Ene'io Botanical Garden.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Neiafu itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Nuku'alofa to Neiafu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Neiafu

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

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