37 days in United States, Apia & Lalomanu Itinerary

37 days in United States, Apia & Lalomanu Itinerary

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Apia, Samoa
— 1 night
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Lahaina, United States
— 8 nights
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, United States
— 4 nights
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Kailua-Kona, United States
— 5 nights
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Lihue, United States
— 5 nights
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Honolulu, United States
— 10 nights
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Lalomanu, Samoa
— 1 night

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Apia, Samoa

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tafa Tafa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Lefaga Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Piula Cave Pool, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Falefa Falls.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Apia tour itinerary planner.

Wellington, New Zealand to Apia is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Apia Standard Time is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Apia

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Piula Cave Pool
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Lefaga Beach ©
Lefaga Beach
Piula Cave Pool ©
Piula Cave Pool
Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral ©
Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral

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Lahaina, United States

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
You'll get in some beach time at Wailea Beach and Ulua Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Hana Highway - Road to Hana will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Kihei (The Awakening Church & Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley, stroll around D.T. Fleming Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Apia to Lahaina. The time zone changes from Apia Standard Time (WSST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -23 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Kapalua, Maui, Wailuku, Kihei
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, United States

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs and Ka Lae Light. Get outdoors at Kilauea Iki Trailhead and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Naalehu (Papakōlea Green Sand Beach & South Point Complex). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail, get impressive views of Kīlauea, take in the dramatic natural features at Holei Sea Arch, and hike along Pu'u Huluhulu trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park takes 4.5 hours. In December in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Naalehu
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Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Devastation Trail ©
Devastation Trail

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Kailua-Kona, United States

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Visit Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) for some beach relaxation. Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Anaehoomalu (in Waikoloa), Kealakekua Bay (in Captain Cook) and Honaunau Bay (in Honaunau). There's much more to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, admire the verdant scenery at Pololu Valley Lookout, enjoy the sand and surf at Magic Sands, and stroll through Mauna Kea Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Captain Cook, Honaunau, Anaehoomalu, Kahaluu Beach
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©

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Lihue, United States

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. We've included these beaches for you: Poipu Beach Park and Hanalei Bay. Get some historical perspective at Kalalau Lookout and Menehune Fishpond. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lihue: Waimea (Polihale State Park & Waimea Canyon State Park), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Eleele) and Hanalei Beach (in Hanalei). And it doesn't end there: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, steep yourself in history at Kilohana, explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, and tee off at Puakea Golf Course.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lihue trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lihue in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Lihue can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Waimea, Poipu, Scuba & Snorkeling, Hanalei Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

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Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Escape the urban bustle at Waikiki Beach and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Popular historic sites such as USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park, Haleiwa Beach Park, &more), Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach) and Pupukea (Ehukai Beach Park & Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, immerse yourself in nature at Malaekahana State Recreation Area, stroll through Kapiolani Regional Park, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Honolulu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lihue to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. December in Honolulu sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lalomanu.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Oahu, Haleiwa, Kailua, Pupukea, Malaekahana State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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Lalomanu, Samoa

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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at To Sua Ocean Trench and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lalomanu Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lalomanu online journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Honolulu to Lalomanu. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Lalomanu is 23 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lalomanu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

To Sua Ocean Trench
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To Sua Ocean Trench ©
To Sua Ocean Trench
Lalomanu Beach ©
Lalomanu Beach

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