Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are two separate territories, but both are part of the Mariana archipelago and Micronesia. Guam is an overseas territory of the United States and a strategic military location. The Northern Mariana Islands are in political union with the United States but self-governing. The Northern Mariana Islands are Rota, Saipan and Tinian and a few other smaller uninhabited islands. This Mariana Islands & Guam travel guide takes you to all of these islands.
All islands played an important role in WWII and in particular Tinian. From there the bombers took off that bombed Nagasaki and Hiroshima which ended WWII. This Mariana Islands & Guam travel guide includes all WWII related places of interest. It also includes all the Chamorro archeological sites, beaches, and other stunning nature spots. Compared to other Pacific islands the Mariana Islands & Guam are highly developed for tourism. Expect all sorts of facilities including casino’s, nightlife and more in the major cities.
Guam and Saipan can be reached easily from various places. Tinian and Rota are just a short flight away from there. Planning tips, must-see places and a great itinerary are included in this Mariana Islands & Guam travel guide.
Make sure to read the ultimate 14 days Pacific island-hopping itinerary: Palau, Yap, Guam & Northern Marianas to find out how to combine a visit to the Mariana Islands and/or Guam with some of the nearby other islands.