9 days in Niue, Cook Islands & Samoa Itinerary

9 days in Niue, Cook Islands & Samoa Itinerary

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9 days in Niue, Cook Islands & Samoa Itinerary

Start: Beirut, Lebanon
Fly:  38​h
1
Alofi, Niue
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
2
Aitutaki, Cook Islands
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Muri, Cook Islands
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
4
Savaia, Samoa
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  35​h
End: Beirut, Lebanon

2
nights
Alofi, Niue

Alofi ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Togo Chasm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Limu Pools, and then stroll through Hio Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Alofi trip builder site .

Beirut, Lebanon to Alofi is an approximately 38-hour flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Beirut to Alofi due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Beirut in September, with highs in Alofi at 30°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Alofi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Hio Beach, Togo Chasm, Limu Pools
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Togo Chasm ©
Togo Chasm
Limu Pools ©
Limu Pools
Hio Beach ©
Hio Beach

1
night
Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Aitutaki ©
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
On the 2nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at O'otu Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aitutaki Lagoon, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Maungapu.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Aitutaki holiday maker website .

You can fly from Alofi to Aitutaki in 21.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alofi to Aitutaki. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Muri.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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O'otu Beach ©
O'otu Beach
Aitutaki Lagoon ©
Aitutaki Lagoon
Mount Maungapu ©
Mount Maungapu

1
night
Muri, Cook Islands

Muri ©
Raratonga's lagoon measures widest and deepest around Muri, attracting large numbers of tourists to swim, snorkel, dive, and boat in the turquoise water filled with tropical sea life.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Te Ara- Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise, then identify plant and animal life at Aroa Marine Reserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Rock Beach, and finally stop by Perfumes of Rarotonga.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Muri journey maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Aitutaki to Muri. In October, daily temperatures in Muri can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Savaia.

Things to do in Muri

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Rarotonga, Perfumes of Rarotonga
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1
day
Savaia, Samoa

Savaia ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see the vivid underwater world at Giant Clam Sanctuary.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Savaia travel route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Muri to Savaia. The time zone difference when traveling from Muri to Savaia is 23 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Muri in October: highs in Savaia hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Savaia

Wildlife Parks
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Giant Clam Sanctuary ©
Giant Clam Sanctuary

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