18 days in Samoa Itinerary

18 days in Samoa Itinerary

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18 days in Samoa Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  8​h
1
Apia, Upolu
— 9 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Savai'i
— 5 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h
3
Lalomanu, Upolu
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Christchurch

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: Giant Clam Sanctuary (in Savaia), Cape Fatuosofia (in Cape Fatuosofia) and O le Pupu-Pue National Park (in Si'umu). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, Head underground at Piula Cave Pool, and take in the dramatic scenery at Papaseea Sliding Rock.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Apia trip planner .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Apia is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Christchurch to Apia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Savai'i.

Things to do in Apia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Upolu, Cape Fatuosofia, O le Pupu-Pue National Park, Giant Clam Sanctuary
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 29:
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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum ©
Robert Louis Stevenson Museum
Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral ©
Palolo Deep Marine Reserve ©
Palolo Deep Marine Reserve

5
nights
Savai'i

Savai'i ©
Savai'i is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Alofaaga Blowholes, don't miss a visit to Swimming with Turtles, explore the fascinating underground world of Paia Dwarfs Cave, and admire the sheer force of Afu Aau Waterfall.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Savai'i trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Apia to Savai'i takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Lalomanu.

Things to do in Savai'i

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Alofaaga Blowholes ©
Alofaaga Blowholes
Afu Aau Waterfall ©
Afu Aau Waterfall
Swimming with Turtles ©
Swimming with Turtles

3
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. Lalomanu is known for beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at To Sua Ocean Trench, admire the sheer force of Sopoaga Falls, go for a walk through Lalomanu Crater Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lalomanu Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lalomanu travel planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Savai'i to Lalomanu takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lalomanu

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Upolu, To Sua Ocean Trench
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
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To Sua Ocean Trench ©
To Sua Ocean Trench
Lalomanu Beach ©
Lalomanu Beach
Sopoaga Falls ©
Sopoaga Falls

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