12 days in Samoa Itinerary

12 days in Samoa Itinerary

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12 days in Samoa Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Apia, Upolu
— 6 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h 15​min
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h
Lalomanu, Upolu
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Auckland

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Piula Cave Pool and Scuba & Snorkeling. Shop till you drop at Old Apia Market and Plantation House Samoa. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Baha'i House of Worship, Tiapapata, Samoa, explore the galleries of Tiapapata Art Centre, and indulge your taste buds at Fugalei Market.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Apia online trip maker .

Auckland, New Zealand to Apia is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to West Samoa Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Savai'i.

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Papaseea Sliding Rock ©
Papaseea Sliding Rock


Savai'i ©
Step out of the city life by going to Alofaaga Blowholes and Aopo Lava Tubes.

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You can do a combination of car and ferry from Apia to Savai'i in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lalomanu.

Things to do in Savai'i

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Alofaaga Blowholes ©
Alofaaga Blowholes
Afu Aau Waterfall ©
Afu Aau Waterfall
Falealupo Canopy Walk ©
Falealupo Canopy Walk

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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Sopoaga Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Fuipisia Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at To Sua Ocean Trench. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Lalomanu Crater Walk and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lalomanu Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lalomanu online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Savai'i to Lalomanu by combination of ferry and car takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lalomanu

Parks Nature Beaches

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Upolu, To Sua Ocean Trench
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Lalomanu Beach ©
Lalomanu Beach
To Sua Ocean Trench ©
To Sua Ocean Trench
Sopoaga Falls ©
Sopoaga Falls