11 days in Northern Mariana Islands Itinerary

11 days in Northern Mariana Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Mariana Islands travel planner

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Rota
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Saipan
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Rota

— 4 nights

The Friendly Island

Vacations in Rota may not be as popular as trips to its larger neighbor, Saipan, and the World War II site of Tinian.
Rota is known for wildlife and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Rota Scuba Center Rubin and steep yourself in history at Old Japanese Cannon.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rota online route planner.

Des Moines, USA to Rota is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Des Moines to Rota is 16 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Des Moines in February: high temperatures in Rota hover around 82°F and lows are around 75°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Saipan.

Things to do in Rota

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
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Saipan

— 4 nights
As the largest of Northern Mariana Islands, Saipan represents an important entry port in the archipelago.
Saipan is known for nature, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around American Memorial Park, step off the mainland to explore Bird Island, stroll through Micro Beach, and witness the site of a historic battle at Puntan Sabaneta.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saipan tour planner.

Getting from Rota to Saipan by flight takes about 5.5 hours. In February in Saipan, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 74°F at night. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Saipan

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Northern Mariana Islands travel guide

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Islands · Caves · Nature & Parks
An archipelago of 15 islands north of Guam, Northern Mariana Islands remains best known for its tropical weather, excellent scuba diving, and sobering historical reminders of World War II. Originally settled by the Chamorro people, the seemingly remote archipelago has endured a surprisingly turbulent history thanks to its strategic location in the South Pacific. Ferdinand Magellan landed in 1521 and claimed the islands for the Spanish, but since then the archipelago came under successive German, Japanese, and finally U.S. rule. A holiday in Northern Mariana Islands typically involves lazing on pristine beaches, enjoying succulent tropical fruits, and scuba diving among the many impressive offshore shipwrecks.