8 days in Northern Mariana Islands, Guam & American Samoa Itinerary

8 days in Northern Mariana Islands, Guam & American Samoa Itinerary

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Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
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Tumon, Guam
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Pago Pago, American Samoa
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Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

— 2 nights
As the largest of Northern Mariana Islands, Saipan represents an important entry port in the archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): kick back and relax at Micro Beach, then stroll through Managaha Island, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Mt.Tapochao, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saipan Katori Shrine, then stroll through The Grotto, and finally explore and take pictures at Puntan Sabaneta.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Saipan visit app.

Pittsburgh, USA to Saipan is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Chamorro Standard Time (ChST) is 15 hours. In January, Saipan is warmer than Pittsburgh - with highs of 84°F and lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to Tumon.

Things to do in Saipan

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Tumon, Guam

— 2 nights
Lazing on the beach and cooling off in the clear water remain the most popular things to do in Tumon, the busiest resort town in Guam.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica, then browse the different shops at Micronesia Mall, then don't miss a visit to Two Lovers Point, and finally look for gifts at JP Super Store. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Ypao Beach Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tumon Beach, then glide peacefully along the water with Captain Dan's Marine Center, and finally browse the different shops at Guam Premier Outlets.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tumon day trip planning website.

Fly from Saipan to Tumon in 4.5 hours. January in Tumon sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly to Pago Pago.

Things to do in Tumon

Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Pago Pago, American Samoa

— 1 night
Head to Pago Pago, the territorial capital of American Samoa, for an authentic Pacific Islands holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Alava, then tour the pleasant surroundings at National Park of American Samoa, and then hike along Lower Sauma Ridge Hike.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pago Pago trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Tumon to Pago Pago by flight takes about 25.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Chamorro Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 20 hours. Traveling from Tumon in January, things will get a bit cooler in Pago Pago: highs are around 80°F and lows about 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pago Pago

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Northern Mariana Islands travel guide

3.9
Nature & Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling · Tourist Spots
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.

Guam travel guide

3.5
Nature & Parks · Shopping Malls · Landmarks
Indigenous, Spanish colonial, and American influences are all visible during a vacation in Guam, a Pacific island that forms part of the Mariana Archipelago. First settled by the indigenous Chamorro people centuries ago, the island was "discovered" by Ferdinand Magellan in 1521-- Spanish colonial powers eventually settled the island in 1668. Today the island is a U.S. territory, with many mainland U.S. citizens choosing to visit Guam as a visa-free way to enjoy the Pacific. Tourism in Guam focuses heavily on the island's picturesque beaches, extensive diving opportunities, and indigenous culture and history.

American Samoa travel guide

3.4
Nature & Parks · Nightlife · Museums
Visit American Samoa, a land made up of five volcanic islands and two coral atolls, for a holiday as adventurous or relaxing as you want to make it. The untouched landscape supports an abundance of protected wildlife, and many tourism businesses are locally owned, operated, and sustainable. The islands' numerous cultural heritage highlights give visitors a sense of the spirituality and calm that native inhabitants have maintained for millennia. Traversable by land and sea, this unincorporated territory of the United States offers many new perspectives on a fascinating culture and environment.