14 days in Tarawa Atoll, Yap & Palau Itinerary

14 days in Tarawa Atoll, Yap & Palau Itinerary

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14 days in Tarawa Atoll, Yap & Palau Itinerary

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Ambo Island, then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Building, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacred Heart Cathedral.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tarawa Atoll trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Tarawa Atoll is an approximately 42-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Gilbert Is. Time (GILT) is 12 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Lisbon in January, with highs in Tarawa Atoll at 36°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yap.

Things to do in Tarawa Atoll

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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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 world behind art at The Ethnic Art Institute of Micronesia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamilyog Trail, and then walk around Sunset Park. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Yap Art Studio Gallery, delve into the distant past at Stone Money, and then steep yourself in history at Japanese Zeros.

To find out how to plan a trip to Yap, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Tarawa Atoll to Yap in 46 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Tarawa Atoll to Yap is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Airai.

Things to do in Yap

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Stone Money ©
Stone Money
Japanese Zeros ©
Japanese Zeros
Sunset Park ©
Sunset Park

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Airai, Palau

Airai
On the 7th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Airai Bai.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Airai route builder .

Traveling by flight from Yap to Airai takes 19 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Koror.

Things to do in Airai

Historic Sites
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Koror, Palau

Once Palau's capital, Koror remains by far the country's most populous town and offers plenty of options for tourism.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rock Islands Southern Lagoon and Belau Art Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Long Beach. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Jellyfish Lake, examine the collection at Belau National Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mandarin Fish Lake, and delve into the distant past at Stone Monoliths.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Koror day trip website .

Koror is just a stone's throw from Airai. In January in Koror, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Koror

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Rock Islands Southern Lagoon ©
Rock Islands Southern Lagoon
Jellyfish Lake ©
Jellyfish Lake