17 days in Samoa Itinerary

17 days in Samoa Itinerary

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17 days in Samoa Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Apia, Upolu
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Lalomanu, Upolu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Cape Fatuosofia, Upolu
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 45​min
4
Savai'i
— 5 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Apia, Upolu
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Wellington

5
nights
Apia, Upolu

Apia ©
The Samoan capital of Apia serves as the first port of call for most visitors, and it plays home to a number of historic sites, a laid-back seaside promenade, and a range of hotels and restaurants keeping tourists entertained.
Apia is known for nature, museums, historic sites, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Palolo Deep Marine Reserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Papapapaitai Falls, make a trip to Samoa Cultural Village, and Head underground at Piula Cave Pool.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Apia trip planner.

Wellington, New Zealand to Apia is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wellington to Apia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lalomanu.

Things to do in Apia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Upolu
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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum ©
Robert Louis Stevenson Museum
Palolo Deep Marine Reserve ©
Palolo Deep Marine Reserve

3
nights
Lalomanu, Upolu

Lalomanu ©
Lalomanu is a village on the east coast of Upolu island in Samoa.The village is part of the electoral constituency (Faipule District) Aleipata Itupa i Luga which is within the larger political district of Atua.The white sandy seaside is called Lalomanu Beach, one of the most popular beaches in Samoa with beach fale accommodation run by locals, including Litia Sini Beach Resort and Taufua Beach Fales, for tourists and visitors. On the 21st (Sun), go for a walk through Lalomanu Crater Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lalomanu Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at To Sua Ocean Trench.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lalomanu trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Apia to Lalomanu takes 1.5 hours. You will leave for Cape Fatuosofia on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Lalomanu

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trip

To Sua Ocean Trench
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To Sua Ocean Trench ©
To Sua Ocean Trench
Lalomanu Beach ©
Lalomanu Beach

1
night
Cape Fatuosofia, Upolu

Cape Fatuosofia ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Cape Fatuosofia.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Fatuosofia trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Lalomanu to Cape Fatuosofia in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Savai'i.
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Cape Fatuosofia ©
Cape Fatuosofia

5
nights
Savai'i

Savai'i ©
Savai'i is known for nature, wildlife, adventure, outdoors, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Alofaaga Blowholes, don't miss a visit to Swimming with Turtles, get outside with Saleaula Lava Fields, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aganoa Beach.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Savai'i road trip site .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Fatuosofia to Savai'i in 2 hours. You will leave for Apia on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Savai'i

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Alofaaga Blowholes ©
Alofaaga Blowholes
Afu Aau Waterfall ©
Afu Aau Waterfall
Swimming with Turtles ©
Swimming with Turtles

2
nights
Apia, Upolu

Apia ©
To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Apia itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Savai'i to Apia takes 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Apia

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Plantation House Samoa ©
Plantation House Samoa
Tiapapata Art Centre ©
Tiapapata Art Centre
Falefa Falls ©
Falefa Falls