47 days in Oceania Itinerary

47 days in Oceania Itinerary

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Line Islands, Republic of Kiribati
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Funafuti, Tuvalu
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Nadi, Fiji
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Apia, Samoa
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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Honiara, Solomon Islands
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Yaren, Nauru
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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Koror, Palau
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Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia
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Line Islands, Republic of Kiribati

— 2 nights
To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Line Islands trip planning website.

New York City, USA to Line Islands is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 19 hours traveling from New York City to Line Islands. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Line Islands hover around 86°F and lows are around 78°F. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Funafuti.
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:

Funafuti, Tuvalu

— 1 night
Funafuti is an atoll on which the capital of the island nation of Tuvalu is located. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Funafuti Marine Conservation Area.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Funafuti trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Line Islands to Funafuti in 20 hours. The time zone difference moving from Line Islands Time (LINT) to Tuvalu Time (TVT) is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 79°F. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Funafuti

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 5:
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Nadi, Fiji

— 6 nights
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nadi: Sigatoka (Natadola Beach, Tavuni Hill Fort, &more). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, play a few rounds at Denarau Golf and Racquet Club, take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, and step off the mainland to explore Robinson Crusoe Island.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nadi road trip planner.

You can fly from Funafuti to Nadi in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Funafuti in June, with highs in Nadi at 83°F and lows at 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Apia.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 11:

Apia, Samoa

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Apia: Lalomanu (Lalomanu Crater Walk & Lalomanu Beach) and To Sua Ocean Trench (in Lotofaga). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, admire the striking features of Baha'i House of Worship, Tiapapata, Samoa, and admire the sheer force of Sopoaga Falls.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Apia trip planner.

Getting from Nadi to Apia by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Nadi to Apia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Apia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 17:

Auckland, New Zealand

— 6 nights

City of Sails

The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Go for a jaunt from Auckland to Waiheke Island to see Rangihoua Estate about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Auckland Museum, go for a stroll along the water at Viaduct Harbour, wander the streets of Devonport, and explore the world behind art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Auckland online attractions planner.

You can fly from Apia to Auckland in 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Apia to Auckland is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Auckland can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Nuku'alofa.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 23:

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 to go to Haveluliku and see Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ha'atafu Beach, soothe aching muscles at Island Glow, kick back and relax at Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes, and don't miss a visit to Royal Tombs.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nuku'alofa trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Auckland to Nuku'alofa in 7 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Tonga Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Auckland, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Nuku'alofa, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Port Vila.

Things to do in Nuku'alofa

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 27:

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.
When in Port Vila, make a side trip to see Pele Island in Pele Island, approximately Pele Island away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Evergreen Cascades Waterfall, explore the activities along Eden on the River, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Reef Vanuatu Zoological, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Vila journey planner.

You can fly from Nuku'alofa to Port Vila in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Tonga Standard Time (TOT) to Vanuatu Standard Time (VUT) is minus 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Port Vila can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Honiara.

Things to do in Port Vila

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 2:

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the ancient world of Bonegi I and II, admire the sheer force of Tenaru Falls, and then see what you can catch with Ripples Boat Charters. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Barnabas Anglican Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Solomon Scouts & Coastwatchers Memorial, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Cathedral, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Vilu War Museum.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Honiara trip planner.

You can fly from Port Vila to Honiara in 5 hours. Traveling from Port Vila in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Honiara, with lows of 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yaren.

Things to do in Honiara

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Yaren, Nauru

— 1 night
On the 5th (Mon), get outside with Buada Lagoon and then kick back and relax at Anibare Bay.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yaren trip website.

You can fly from Honiara to Yaren in 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Solomon Islands Time (SBT) to Nauru Time (NRT) is 1 hour. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Port Moresby.

Things to do in Yaren

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

— 3 nights
In contrast to the surrounding wilderness, national capital Port Moresby offers some impressive cultural attractions and a decent array of amenities.
On the 6th (Tue), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adventure Park PNG, stroll the grounds of Bomana War Cemetery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at National Orchid Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Vision City Mega Mall, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Port Moresby Nature Park, and then get a sense of history and politics at National Parliament House.

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Traveling by flight from Yaren to Port Moresby takes 12.5 hours. Traveling from Yaren to Port Moresby, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July in Port Moresby, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koror.

Things to do in Port Moresby

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

Koror, Palau

— 5 nights
Once Palau's capital, Koror remains by far the country's most populous town and offers plenty of options for tourism.
Koror is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, stroll through Mandarin Fish Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Milky Way, and examine the collection at Belau National Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Koror online trip planner.

You can fly from Port Moresby to Koror in 13 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Koror can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chuuk.

Things to do in Koror

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 13:

Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia

— 1 night
Explore the giant atoll of Chuuk, a state of Micronesia encompassing many tiny islands dotted along the outer barrier reef.
On the 14th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Truk Lagoon.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chuuk route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Koror to Chuuk takes 8.5 hours. July in Chuuk sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Majuro.

Things to do in Chuuk

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:
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Majuro, Marshall Islands

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the views from Majuro Bridge. On your second day here, get advice or help at Alele Museum and Public Library.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Majuro visit planner.

You can fly from Chuuk to Majuro in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Chuuk Time (CHUT) to Marshall Islands Time (MHT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July in Majuro, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:
Highlights from your trip

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.

Tuvalu travel guide

3.9
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.

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.

Samoa travel guide

3.9
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.

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.

Vanuatu travel guide

4.4
Waterfalls · Nature & Parks · 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.

Solomon Islands travel guide

3.9
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.

Nauru travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Outdoor Activities
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.

Papua New Guinea travel guide

3.9
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.

Palau travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Scuba & Snorkeling · Shark Diving
Visit Palau for an island holiday of exploration, relaxation, and culture. Adventure across the country's many limestone islands, covered in a wealth of vegetation and brimming with wildlife, and head out into the surrounding waters to dive, snorkel, and swim in an abundant marine environment. Learn about the native culture during your Palau holiday through traditional villages, live performances, and, of course, by delving into the local cuisine. Tours and accommodations across the islands offer good, convenient options for exploring the atolls at your own pace.

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.

Marshall Islands travel guide

3.6
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.