60 days in South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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60 days in South Pacific Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  26​h
1
Funafuti, Tuvalu
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Nadi, Fiji
— 9 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 9 nights
Fly:  1​h
4
Luganville, Vanuatu
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Honiara, Solomon Islands
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h
6
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Neiafu, Tonga
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  5​h 15​min
8
Savai'i, Samoa
— 6 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Apia, Samoa
— 9 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: San Francisco, United States

3
nights
Funafuti, Tuvalu

Funafuti ©
Funafuti is an atoll on which the capital of the island nation of Tuvalu is located. Funafuti is known for wildlife and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Funafuti Marine Conservation Area, get lost in a book at Tuvalu National Library, look for gifts at Tuvalu Women's Handicraft Centre, and get a sense of history and politics at Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Funafuti trip planner .

San Francisco, USA to Funafuti is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Tuvalu Time, which is usually a 20 hour difference. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Funafuti, with highs around 88°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 79°F. On the 8th (Tue), you're off toNadi.

Things to do in Funafuti

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Funafuti Marine Conservation Area ©
Funafuti Marine Conservation Area

9
nights
Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Explore Nadi's surroundings by going to Sigatoka (Vatukarasa Village, Natadola Beach, & more), La Galerie (in Malolo Lailai Island) and Momi Bay Battery Historic Park (in Denarau Island). Next up on the itinerary: go for a stroll along the water at Port Denarau Marina, cast your line with a fishing tour, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and head outdoors with Cloud 9 Fiji.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nadi trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Funafuti to Nadi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Funafuti in October since evenings lows in Nadi dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Vila.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Sigatoka, Denarau Island, Zipline, La Galerie, Robinson Crusoe Island
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 17:
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Port Denarau Marina ©
Port Denarau Marina
Garden of the Sleeping Giant ©
Garden of the Sleeping Giant
Scuba & Snorkeling

9
nights
Port Vila, Vanuatu

Port Vila ©
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.
Step out of Port Vila to go to Pele Island and see Pele Island, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Evergreen Cascades Waterfall, admire the natural beauty at The Secret Garden, steep yourself in history at Ekasup Village, and identify plant and animal life at Hideaway Island Marine Reserve.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Port Vila trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nadi to Port Vila in 2 hours. Traveling from Nadi to Port Vila, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Port Vila, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Luganville.

Things to do in Port Vila

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Efate, Pele Island, Cascades Waterfalls, The Secret Garden
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 26:
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Evergreen Cascades Waterfall ©
Evergreen Cascades Waterfall
Hideaway Island Marine Reserve ©
Hideaway Island Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
nights
Luganville, Vanuatu

Luganville ©
Luganville is the second largest city in Vanuatu. Explore Luganville's surroundings by going to Tuffuntari Waterfall (in Vanuatu, Espiritu Santo, Hog Harbour) and Port Olry Beach (in Port Olry). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Millennium Cave, take in the dramatic scenery at Mount Hope Waterfall, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and don't miss a visit to Million Dollar Point.

Start your trip to Luganville by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Port Vila to Luganville in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Luganville can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Honiara.

Things to do in Luganville

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Espiritu Santo, Port Olry Beach, Tuffuntari Waterfall
Find places to stay Oct 26 — Nov 1:
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Champagne Beach ©
Champagne Beach
SS President Coolidge ©
SS President Coolidge
Nanda Blue Hole ©
Nanda Blue Hole

5
nights
Honiara, Solomon Islands

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.
Honiara is known for historic sites, shopping, museums, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Tenaru Falls, appreciate the history behind Solomon Scouts & Coastwatchers Memorial, get engrossed in the history at Japanese War Memorial, and explore the ancient world of Bonegi I and II.

For ratings and other tourist information, read our Honiara day trip planner.

Fly from Luganville to Honiara in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Luganville in November, Honiara is a bit warmer at night with lows of 84°F. On the 6th (Wed), you'll travel to Nuku'alofa.

Things to do in Honiara

Parks Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 6:
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Solomon Islands Memorial Garden ©
Solomon Islands Memorial Garden
Guadalcanal American Memorial ©
Guadalcanal American Memorial
Bonegi I and II ©
Bonegi I and II

4
nights
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

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.
Take a break from Nuku'alofa with a short trip to Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool in Haveluliku, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Ha'atafu Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Free Church of Tonga, make a trip to Royal Tombs, and kick back and relax at Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nuku'alofa trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Honiara to Nuku'alofa takes 10 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honiara to Nuku'alofa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honiara in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Nuku'alofa, with lows of 71°F. You'll set off for Neiafu on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Nuku'alofa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tongatapu Island, Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes ©
Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes
Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon ©
Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon

5
nights
Neiafu, Tonga

Neiafu ©
Neiafu is known for wildlife, parks, historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, take in nature's colorful creations at Ene'io Botanical Garden, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Utakalongalu Market.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Neiafu route planner.

Getting from Nuku'alofa to Neiafu by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In November in Neiafu, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 73°F at night. You will leave for Savai'i on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Neiafu

Parks Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 16:
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Ene'io Botanical Garden ©
Ene'io Botanical Garden
St Joseph's Cathedral ©
St Joseph's Cathedral

6
nights
Savai'i, Samoa

Savai'i ©
Savai'i is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Alofaaga Blowholes, head outdoors with Saleaula Lava Fields, make a trip to Swimming with Turtles, and identify plant and animal life at Falealupo Canopy Walk.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Savai'i travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Neiafu to Savai'i takes 5.5 hours. You will leave for Apia on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Savai'i

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Alofaaga Blowholes ©
Alofaaga Blowholes
Afu Aau Waterfall ©
Afu Aau Waterfall
Mount Matavanu Crater ©
Mount Matavanu Crater

9
nights
Apia, Samoa

Apia ©
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 Apia's surroundings by going to Cape Fatuosofia (in Cape Fatuosofia), Lalomanu (Lalomanu Beach & Lalomanu Crater Walk) and To Sua Ocean Trench (in Lotofaga). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral, stroll through Lefaga Beach, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Apia trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Savai'i to Apia in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Apia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Upolu, Lalomanu, To Sua Ocean Trench, Cape Fatuosofia, Giant Clam Sanctuary
Find places to stay Nov 22 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your plan
To Sua Ocean Trench ©
To Sua Ocean Trench
Piula Cave Pool ©
Piula Cave Pool

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