12 days in Samoa Itinerary

12 days in Samoa Itinerary

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12 days in Samoa Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + Drive:  21​h 30​min
— 1 day
ferry + Drive:  3​h
Lalomanu, Upolu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Apia, Upolu
— 8 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Seattle


Savai'i ©
On the 1st (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Afu Aau Waterfall, take in the dramatic natural features at Alofaaga Blowholes, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Aopo Lava Tubes.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Savai'i travel planning app .

Seattle, USA to Savai'i is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to West Samoa Standard Time (WSST), which is usually a 21 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Lalomanu.

Things to do in Savai'i

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Alofaaga Blowholes ©
Alofaaga Blowholes
Afu Aau Waterfall ©
Afu Aau Waterfall

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 2nd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Sopoaga Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at To Sua Ocean Trench, and then kick back and relax at Lalomanu Beach.

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You can do a combination of ferry and car from Savai'i to Lalomanu in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Apia.

Things to do in Lalomanu

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Side Trips

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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral and Plantation House Samoa. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Papaseea Sliding Rock. Go for a jaunt from Apia to Savaia to see Giant Clam Sanctuary about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Apia Market, take in the exciting artwork at EFKS Museum, explore the galleries of Tiapapata Art Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Baha'i House of Worship, Tiapapata, Samoa.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Apia day trip website .

Traveling by car from Lalomanu to Apia takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Apia

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Side Trips

Upolu, Giant Clam Sanctuary
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Papaseea Sliding Rock ©
Papaseea Sliding Rock
Piula Cave Pool ©
Piula Cave Pool