12 days in Samoa Itinerary

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Fly to Faleolo International Airport, Drive to Lalomanu
Lalomanu, Upolu
— 1 day
Apia, Upolu
— 6 nights
Drive to Mulifanua, Ferry to Savai'i
— 3 nights


Lalomanu, Upolu — 1 day

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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): go for a walk through Lalomanu Crater Walk and then kick back and relax at Lalomanu Beach.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lalomanu online trip maker.

Atlanta, USA to Lalomanu is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from Atlanta to Lalomanu due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Apia.
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Apia, Upolu — 6 nights

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.
Step out of Apia with an excursion to To Sua Ocean Trench in Lotofaga--about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Samoa Cultural Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Papapapaitai Falls, get engrossed in the history at Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, and admire the striking features of Baha'i House of Worship Samoa.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Apia road trip planner.

Getting from Lalomanu to Apia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Savai'i.
Parks · Nature · Shopping · Beaches
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Savai'i — 3 nights

On the 1st (Thu), don't miss a visit to Pulemelei Ancient Mound, then admire the sheer force of Afu Aau Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Alofaaga Blowholes. On the next day, Head underground at Paia Dwarfs Cave, then take in the dramatic natural features at Saleaula Lava Fields, and then don't miss a visit to Swimming with Turtles.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Savai'i route builder website.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Apia to Savai'i in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Samoa travel guide

Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · History Museums
Enchanting Samoa and its people boast a legendarily laid-back approach to life, and clocks and set times are merely a formality here. The society remains a proud one, deeply connected to a set of millennia-old traditions known as "Fa'a Samoa"--the Samoan Way. Spread out over two main islands and several smaller landmasses, Samoa is a land of incredible contrasts and natural beauty, home to rocky volcanic mountains and expansive beaches, rugged cliffs and lush rainforests. Visitors on holiday in Samoa can easily spend their time exploring the country's exotic interior and untamed coastal reaches, which offer plenty of wildlife and fantastic landscapes. Alternatively, they can just as readily kick back in sleepy seaside villages, indulging in a full-service resort, or splash around in lagoons and at beaches that hold their place among the world's best.