15 days in Samoa, Tonga & Tuvalu Itinerary

15 days in Samoa, Tonga & Tuvalu Itinerary

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Apia, Samoa
— 4 nights
Drive to Mulifanua, Ferry to Savai'i
Savai'i, Samoa
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mulifanua, Drive to Apia, Fly to Neiafu
Neiafu, Tonga
— 1 night
Haveluliku, Tonga
— 3 nights
Drive to Fua'amotu International Airport, Fly to Funafuti
Funafuti, Tuvalu
— 2 nights


Apia, Samoa — 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Baha'i House of Worship Samoa and Yoga Samoa. Change things up with these side-trips from Apia: Lalomanu Beach (in Lalomanu) and To Sua Ocean Trench (in Lotofaga). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Cathedral, contemplate the waterfront views at Palolo Deep Marine Reserve, don't miss a visit to Apia Town Clock Tower, and admire the sheer force of Papaseea Sliding Rock.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Apia is an approximately 33-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Apia Standard Time (WSST), which is usually a 12 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Savai'i.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Savai'i, Samoa — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Mount Matavanu Crater, take in the dramatic natural features at Alofaaga Blowholes, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Afu Aau Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Aopo Lava Tubes and then head outdoors with Saleaula Lava Fields.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Savai'i journey website.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Apia to Savai'i in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Neiafu.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Neiafu, Tonga — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph's Cathedral and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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You can do a combination of ferry, car, and flight from Savai'i to Neiafu in 7.5 hours. In June in Neiafu, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to fly to Haveluliku.
Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Haveluliku, Tonga — 3 nights

Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon, then contemplate the long history of Captain Cook's Landing Place, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes and then add some adventure to your tour with Fatai Kayak Adventures.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Haveluliku travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Neiafu to Haveluliku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Funafuti.
Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Beaches
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Funafuti, Tuvalu — 2 nights

Funafuti is an atoll on which the capital of the island nation of Tuvalu is located. On the 9th (Fri), get advice or help at Tuvalu National Library, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Funafuti Marine Conservation Area, and then get a sense of history and politics at Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Funafuti trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Haveluliku to Funafuti. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Haveluliku to Funafuti. Traveling from Haveluliku in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Funafuti: highs are around 36°C and lows about 30°C. On the 10th (Sat), you'll 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.

Tonga travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Nature & Parks
The Friendly Islands
Spread out over 177 islands, Tonga features an incredible array of natural environments and places to visit. "Island time" remains omnipresent in Tonga, and visitors may find that locals are in little hurry in their day-to-day lives. While sightseeing in Tonga, head for the country's three main island groupings--Vava'u, Ha'apai, and Tongatapu--to enjoy a taste of their world-class snorkeling and diving opportunities. Reefs and forests burst with life and lush foliage, and lend themselves well to enjoying the great outdoors, while sun-kissed beaches and idyllic lagoons make for fantastic lazy days along the shore. Alternatively, take advantage of the country's prolific whale-watching industry--frequently ranked among the best on the planet.

Tuvalu travel guide

Nature & Parks · Government Buildings
A group of tiny atolls and reef islands in the South Pacific, Tuvalu offers plenty of seaside appeal. Most visitors start and end their tour of Tuvalu on Fongfale, the main islet where you'll find the majority of accommodations and other tourist-oriented facilities. Beaches fringed by palms remain the main attractions on Tuvalu, with visitors coming to dive and snorkel the waters sheltering a variety of tropical fish and sea turtles. Others head for the uninhabited islets, which provide no amenities but plenty of chances to spot a range of sea birds.