14 days in Tarawa Atoll, Yap & Palau Itinerary

14 days in Tarawa Atoll, Yap & Palau Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  42 h
1
Tarawa Atoll, Republic of Kiribati
— 2 nights
Fly:  46 h
2
Yap, Federated States of Micronesia
— 2 nights
Fly:  19 h
3
Airai, Palau
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
4
Koror, Palau
— 4 nights
Fly:  30 h
End: Lisbon, Portugal

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Tarawa Atoll, Republic of Kiribati

Tarawa Atoll ©
The capital of Kiribati, Tarawa Atoll has an administrative and cultural importance to the country as a whole and deserves to be explored by those visiting the islands.
On the 2nd (Thu), stroll through Ambo Island, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Building, and then admire all the interesting features of Sacred Heart Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Tarawa Atoll trip app.

Lisbon, Portugal to Tarawa Atoll is an approximately 41- hour flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Lisbon to Tarawa Atoll due to the time zone difference. In January, Tarawa Atoll is much warmer than Lisbon - with highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Yap.

Things to do in Tarawa Atoll

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Parliament Building ©
Parliament Building

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Yap, Federated States of Micronesia

Yap ©
Yap or Wa′ab traditionally refers to an island located in the Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean, a part of the Federated States of Micronesia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the galleries of The Ethnic Art Institute of Micronesia, then hike along Tamilyog Trail, and then stroll around Sunset Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Yap Art Studio Gallery, then delve into the distant past at Stone Money, and then contemplate the long history of Japanese Zeros.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yap tour planner.

You can fly from Tarawa Atoll to Yap in 108 hours. The time zone difference moving from Gilbert Islands Time to Chuuk Time is minus 2 hours. January in Yap sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Airai.

Things to do in Yap

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Sunset Park ©
Sunset Park
Stone Money ©
Stone Money
Japanese Zeros ©
Japanese Zeros

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Airai, Palau

Airai
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Airai Bai.

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You can fly from Yap to Airai in 20 hours. In January, daytime highs in Airai are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Koror.

Things to do in Airai

Historic Sites
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Koror, Palau

Koror ©
Once Palau's capital, Koror remains by far the country's most populous town and offers plenty of options for tourism.
Get outdoors at Rock Islands Southern Lagoon and Jellyfish Lake. Do some cultural sightseeing at Belau National Museum and Belau Art Gallery. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Ngardmau Falls, and head off the coast to Rock Islands.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Koror trip itinerary planner.

Koror is very close to Airai. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Koror

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Rock Islands Southern Lagoon ©
Rock Islands Southern Lagoon
Scuba & Snorkeling
Jellyfish Lake ©
Jellyfish Lake