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Funafuti, Tuvalu
Fly to Suva, Taxi to Sigatoka
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Sigatoka, Fiji
— 4 nights
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
— 2 nights
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Fly to Apia, Drive to Mulifanua, Ferry to Savai'i
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Savai'i, Samoa
— 1 night
Ferry to Mulifanua, Drive to Apia
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Apia, Samoa
— 3 nights
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Neiafu, Tonga
— 1 night
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Nadi, Fiji
— 3 nights
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Honiara, Solomon Islands
— 2 nights
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Yaren, Nauru
— 1 night
Drive to Nauru International Airport, Fly to Majuro
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Majuro, Marshall Islands
— 2 nights
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Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia
— 3 nights
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
— 3 nights
Fly to Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport, Drive to Palau
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Palau, Italy
— 3 nights
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Funafuti, Tuvalu

Funafuti is an atoll on which the capital of the island nation of Tuvalu is located. For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Funafuti online journey maker.

Manchester, UK to Funafuti is an approximately 38-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Funafuti, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in January: high temperatures in Funafuti hover around 36°C and lows are around 30°C. You'll set off for Sigatoka on the 3rd (Tue).
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Sigatoka, Fiji — 4 nights

Located at the western end of Coral Coast, with its long sheltered beaches and popular surf spots, Sigatoka is best known for its immediate surroundings than for the town itself.
Get in touch with nature at Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zipline and Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course. The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at Moksha Spa, browse the different shops at Maui Bay Shopping Centre, and identify plant and animal life at Off-Road Cave Safari.

Find out how to plan Sigatoka trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Funafuti to Sigatoka in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. January in Sigatoka sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly to Nuku'alofa.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take an unorthodox tour of 3 Headed Coconut, stroll through Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes, stroll through Ha'atafu Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St Anthony of Padua.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nuku'alofa sightseeing planner.

Getting from Sigatoka to Nuku'alofa by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Sigatoka to Nuku'alofa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January in Nuku'alofa, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Savai'i.
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Savai'i, Samoa — 1 night

On the 10th (Tue), browse the eclectic array of goods at Salelologa Market, then admire the sheer force of Afu Aau Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Alofaaga Blowholes.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Savai'i route maker app.

Do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Nuku'alofa to Savai'i in 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Apia.
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Apia, Samoa — 3 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.
Get some historical perspective at Baha'i House of Worship Samoa and Immaculate Conception Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Plantation House Samoa and Robert Louis Stevenson Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Apia: To Sua Ocean Trench (in Lotofaga), Giant Clam Sanctuary (in Savaia) and Lalomanu (Lalomanu Crater Walk & Lalomanu Beach). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Piula Cave Pool, kick back and relax at Lefaga Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Togitogiga Waterfall, and see some colorful creatures with Pure Ocean Dive & Water sports.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Apia trip website.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Savai'i to Apia in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Neiafu.
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Neiafu, Tonga — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph's Cathedral, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Talau.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Neiafu attractions planner.

Getting from Apia to Neiafu by flight takes about 6 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Neiafu can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Nadi.
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Nadi, Fiji — 3 nights

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba Bula Dive Centre and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Visiting Tivua Island Fiji and Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, make a trip to Fiji Culture Village, and go for a stroll along the water at Vuda Point Marina Fiji.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Nadi itinerary planner.

Getting from Neiafu to Nadi by flight takes about 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Neiafu to Nadi is minus 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in Nadi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Honiara.
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Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Japanese War Memorial, get a new perspective on things with Ripples Boat Charters, then explore the ancient world of Bonegi I and II, and finally admire the sheer force of Tenaru Falls. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Vilu War Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Solomon Islands National Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Guadalcanal American Memorial, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Barnabas Anglican Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Honiara holiday tool.

You can fly from Nadi to Honiara in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nadi to Honiara. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Yaren.
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Yaren, Nauru — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Moqua Well, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House, explore the activities along Buada Lagoon, go deep underground at Central Plateau, then explore the activities along Anibare Bay, and finally take a stroll around Civic Centre.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yaren trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Honiara to Yaren in 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Honiara to Yaren is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Majuro.
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Majuro, Marshall Islands — 2 nights

On the 21st (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption and then stroll through Arno Atoll.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Majuro online trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yaren to Majuro. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel to Chuuk.
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Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:
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Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia — 3 nights

Explore the giant atoll of Chuuk, a state of Micronesia encompassing many tiny islands dotted along the outer barrier reef.
On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Truk Lagoon and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuop Atoll. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try your luck at Royal Flush Game Room.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Chuuk day trip planner.

Getting from Majuro to Chuuk by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Traveling from Majuro to Chuuk, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. January in Chuuk sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Port Moresby.
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bomana War Cemetery and Varirata National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Ela Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adventure Park PNG, browse the exhibits of National Museum and Art Gallery, and meet the residents at Port Moresby Nature Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Port Moresby visit planner.

You can fly from Chuuk to Port Moresby in 21 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Port Moresby can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Palau.
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Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:

Palau, Italy — 3 nights

Palau is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, about 220km north of Cagliari and about 30km northwest of Olbia. Visit Spiaggia Lu Litarroni and Spiaggia Li Junchi - Badesi for some beach relaxation. Get some historical perspective at Sito archeologico Lu Brandali and Piazza Villamarina. Venture out of the city with trips to Spiaggia Rena Majore (in Rena Majore), Aglientu (Naracu Nieddu Beach & Torre Vignola e Chiesetta di San Silverio) and Museo Archeologico (in Viddalba). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an in-depth tour of Lu Brandali: Leggi Tocca Ascolta - Mostra di Archeologia Nuragica, explore the historical opulence of Citadel of Castelsardo, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Palau trip itinerary site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Moresby to Palau. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Moresby to Palau is minus 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:

Tuvalu travel guide

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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.
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Fiji travel guide

4.3
Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas · Fishing Charters & Tours
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.
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Tonga travel guide

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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.
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Samoa travel guide

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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.
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Solomon Islands travel guide

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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.
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Nauru travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Tourist Spots · Civic Centers
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.
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Marshall Islands travel guide

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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.
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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.
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Papua New Guinea travel guide

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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.
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