13 days in Solomon Islands Itinerary

13 days in Solomon Islands Itinerary

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13 days in Solomon Islands Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + ferry:  11​h
1
Gizo, Ghizo Island
— 1 day
ferry + Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Munda
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Uepi
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3​h
4
Russell Islands
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
5
Rennell Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Makira Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Honiara, Guadalcanal Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Sydney

1
day
Gizo, Ghizo Island

Gizo ©
Gizo is the capital of the Western Province in Solomon Islands. On the 24th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter the Apostle Catholic Cathedral Gizo, then head off the coast to Kennedy Island, and then head off the coast to Ghizo Island.

Plan trip to Gizo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Sydney, Australia to Gizo is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Solomon Is. Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Gizo: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Munda.

Things to do in Gizo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kennedy Island, Ghizo Island
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Ghizo Island ©
Ghizo Island
Kennedy Island ©
Kennedy Island

2
nights
Munda

Munda ©
Munda is the largest settlement on the island of New Georgia in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands, and consists of a number of villages. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): head off the coast to Tetepare and then steep yourself in history at Skull Island. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Roviana Lagoon and then take in the dramatic natural features at Shark Point.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Munda trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Gizo to Munda in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uepi.

Things to do in Munda

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Skull Island
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Tetepare ©
Tetepare
Roviana Lagoon ©
Roviana Lagoon

2
nights
Uepi

Uepi ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the activities along Marovo Lagoon.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Uepi driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Munda to Uepi with the Route module. In December, daytime highs in Uepi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You will leave for Russell Islands on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Uepi

Nature Parks
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Marovo Lagoon ©
Marovo Lagoon

1
night
Russell Islands

Russell Islands ©
The Russell Islands are two small islands, as well as several islets, of volcanic origin, in the Central Province of Solomon Islands. On the 29th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Mborokua - Mary Island.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Russell Islands trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Uepi to Russell Islands. When traveling from Uepi in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Russell Islands, with highs around 33°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rennell Island.

Things to do in Russell Islands

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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Mborokua - Mary Island ©
Mborokua - Mary Island

2
nights
Rennell Island

Rennell Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Tegano.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rennell Island visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Russell Islands to Rennell Island with the Route module. On the 31st (Mon), you'll travel to Makira Island.

Things to do in Rennell Island

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Lake Tegano ©
Lake Tegano

1
night
Makira Island

Makira Island
On the 1st (Tue), head off the coast to Makira Island.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Makira Island journey planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rennell Island to Makira Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Honiara.

Things to do in Makira Island

Nature Parks
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nights
Honiara, Guadalcanal Island

Honiara ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as St. Barnabas Anglican Cathedral and Russell Islands. Take a break from the city and head to Mbonege Beach and Tenaru Falls. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Bonegi I and II, admire the natural beauty at Solomon Islands Memorial Garden, get engrossed in the history at Japanese War Memorial, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Honiara itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Makira Island to Honiara. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honiara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Russell Islands
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Bonegi I and II ©
Bonegi I and II
St. Barnabas Anglican Cathedral ©
St. Barnabas Anglican Cathedral
Holy Cross Cathedral ©
Holy Cross Cathedral