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

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Baha'i House of Worship Samoa and Plantation House Samoa. Explore Apia's surroundings by going to Lalomanu Beach (in Lalomanu) and To Sua Ocean Trench (in Lotofaga). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Papaseea Sliding Rock, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Cathedral, relax and rejuvenate at Yoga Samoa, and kick back and relax at Lefaga Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Apia road trip planning app.

London, UK to Apia is an approximately 33.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Apia, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Savai'i.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Savai'i, Samoa — 2 nights

On the 11th (Tue), explore and take pictures at Mount Matavanu Crater, then take in the dramatic natural features at Alofaaga Blowholes, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Afu Aau Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Aopo Lava Tubes and then take in the dramatic natural features at Saleaula Lava Fields.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Savai'i day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Apia to Savai'i takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Neiafu.
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Neiafu, Tonga — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph's Cathedral and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Neiafu online trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and flight from Savai'i to Neiafu takes 7.5 hours. In June in Neiafu, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly to Haveluliku.
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Haveluliku, Tonga — 3 nights

On the 14th (Fri), take an unorthodox tour of Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon, don't miss a visit to Captain Cook's Landing Place, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes and then paddle through the water with Fatai Kayak Adventures.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read our Haveluliku trip planning app.

You can fly from Neiafu to Haveluliku in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. In June, daily temperatures in Haveluliku can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Funafuti.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
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Funafuti, Tuvalu — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get your bearings at Tuvalu National Library, stroll through Funafuti Marine Conservation Area, and then ponder the world of politics at Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Funafuti trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Haveluliku to Funafuti. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Haveluliku to Funafuti due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Haveluliku in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Funafuti: highs are around 88°F and lows about 79°F. You will leave for home on the 18th (Tue).
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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.