15 days in Cook Islands, Vanuatu & Solomon Islands Itinerary

15 days in Cook Islands, Vanuatu & Solomon Islands Itinerary

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Aitutaki, Cook Islands
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Avarua, Cook Islands
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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
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Honiara, Solomon Islands
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Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): head outdoors with Akaiami, then step off the mainland to explore One Foot Island, then stroll through Aitutaki Lagoon, and finally look for gifts at T & S Artworx. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Maungapu, admire the natural beauty at Aitutaki Secret Garden, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Aitutaki trip itinerary maker app.

Singapore, Singapore to Aitutaki is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Cook Islands Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Avarua.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
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Aitutaki Lagoon ©
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Aitutaki Lagoon
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Avarua, Cook Islands

Avarua is known for shopping, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, stroll through Muri Lagoon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cook Island Christian Church (CICC), and admire the natural beauty at Maire Nui Botanical Gardens.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Avarua journey site.

Getting from Aitutaki to Avarua by flight takes about 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Vila.

Things to do in Avarua

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Muri Lagoon ©
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Muri Lagoon
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Port Vila, Vanuatu

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hideaway Island Marine Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Rentapao Riverside, take in the dramatic scenery at Evergreen Cascades Waterfall, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by flight from Avarua to Port Vila takes 12 hours. Traveling from Avarua to Port Vila, you'll lose 21 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Port Vila sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Espiritu Santo.

Things to do in Port Vila

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

Espiritu Santo offers an impressive combination of natural beauty and cultural experiences.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll through Champagne Beach and then Head underground at Millennium Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Matevulu Blue Hole and then stroll through Nanda Blue Hole.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Espiritu Santo trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Port Vila to Espiritu Santo in 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Espiritu Santo when traveling from Port Vila in July, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Honiara.

Things to do in Espiritu Santo

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Nanda Blue Hole
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Matevulu Blue Hole ©
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Matevulu Blue Hole
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Honiara, Solomon Islands

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Tenaru Falls, delve into the distant past at Bonegi I and II, pause for some photo ops at Solomon Scouts & Coastwatchers Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Guadalcanal American Memorial, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Cathedral.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Honiara trip builder app.

Fly from Espiritu Santo to Honiara in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Espiritu Santo in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Honiara, with lows of 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honiara

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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