United States Minor Outlying Islands

The United States Minor Outlying Islands consists of nine uninhabited (save for temporary military and scientific personnel) islands, eight in the Pacific, one in the Caribbean, administered the US government. They are grouped together for statistical purposes. They are Wake Island, Baker Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Navassa Island, Jarvis Island, Palmyra Atoll, Midway Islands, and Howland Island.

The Midway Islands were the scene of a seminal naval battle in 1942 Between Japan and the United States. Tours can be arranged there. Several islands were the scene of attempted colonisations before World War II as the US extended its sphere of influence, but were abandoned after Japanese attacks.

Place (USA)

United States Minor Outlying Islands flag

Why you should go:

You are fascinated by WWII.

Why you shouldn't:

You get bored easily.

Map of United States Minor Outlying Islands