8 days in Upolu Itinerary

8 days in Upolu Itinerary

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8 days in Upolu Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  28​h
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Chicago


Lotofaga ©
Lotofaga is a village on the south coast of Upolu island in Samoa. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Lalomanu Beach.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lotofaga trip itinerary planner.

Chicago, USA to Lotofaga is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 19 hours traveling from Chicago to Lotofaga. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Apia.

Things to do in Lotofaga

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lalomanu Beach
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Lalomanu Beach ©
Lalomanu Beach


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.
Head to Plantation House Samoa and Tiapapata Art Centrefor some retail therapy. Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral and Museum of Samoa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, browse the fresh offerings at Fugalei Market, don't miss a visit to Apia Town Clock Tower, and admire the sheer force of Waterfall Sauniatu.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Apia itinerary app .

You can drive from Lotofaga to Apia in 1.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Apia

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trip

Waterfall Sauniatu
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Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral ©
Robert Louis Stevenson Museum ©
Robert Louis Stevenson Museum
Papaseea Sliding Rock ©
Papaseea Sliding Rock