16 days in Samoa Itinerary

16 days in Samoa Itinerary

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16 days in Samoa Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  10​h 15​min
1
Savai'i
— 4 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h
2
Lalomanu, Upolu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Apia, Upolu
— 9 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Savai'i

Savai'i ©
Savai'i is known for nature, parks, wildlife, outdoors, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Alofaaga Blowholes, stroll through Aganoa Beach, head outdoors with Mount Matavanu Crater, and browse the fresh offerings at Salelologa Market.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Savai'i attractions planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Savai'i is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to West Samoa Standard Time (WSST) is 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lalomanu.

Things to do in Savai'i

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Alofaaga Blowholes ©
Alofaaga Blowholes
Afu Aau Waterfall ©
Afu Aau Waterfall
Swimming with Turtles ©
Swimming with Turtles

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Lalomanu Beach and then take in the pleasant sights at Lalomanu Crater Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Sopoaga Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at To Sua Ocean Trench, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Fuipisia Waterfall.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lalomanu travel route planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Savai'i to Lalomanu in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Apia.

Things to do in Lalomanu

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

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

9
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Apia: Cape Fatuosofia (in Cape Fatuosofia) and Giant Clam Sanctuary (in Savaia). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Papaseea Sliding Rock, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Apia day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Lalomanu to Apia takes 1.5 hours. On the 8th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Apia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Upolu, Cape Fatuosofia, Giant Clam Sanctuary
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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum ©
Robert Louis Stevenson Museum
Palolo Deep Marine Reserve ©
Palolo Deep Marine Reserve

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