15 days in Samoa, Tonga & Tuvalu Itinerary

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

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yoga Samoa and Apia Town Clock Tower. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Apia: To Sua Ocean Trench (in Lotofaga) and Lalomanu Beach (in Lalomanu). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Cathedral, admire the sheer force of Papapapaitai Falls, stop by Plantation House Samoa, and admire the striking features of Baha'i House of Worship Samoa.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Apia trip itinerary maker app.

London, UK to Apia is an approximately 33.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Apia is 13 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Savai'i.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trips

Savai'i, Samoa — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Mount Matavanu Crater, take in the dramatic natural features at Alofaaga Blowholes, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Afu Aau Waterfall. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Aopo Lava Tubes and then head outdoors with Saleaula Lava Fields.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Savai'i trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Apia to Savai'i in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Neiafu.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Neiafu, Tonga — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph's Cathedral and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Neiafu itinerary planner.

Do a combination of ferry, car, and flight from Savai'i to Neiafu in 7.5 hours. December in Neiafu sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Haveluliku.
Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Haveluliku, Tonga — 3 nights

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon, then contemplate the long history of Captain Cook's Landing Place, and then stroll through Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes and then paddle through the water with Fatai Kayak Adventures.

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You can fly from Neiafu to Haveluliku in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. In December, daytime highs in Haveluliku are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Funafuti.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
Side Trip

Funafuti, Tuvalu — 2 nights

Funafuti is an atoll on which the capital of the island nation of Tuvalu is located. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get your bearings at Tuvalu National Library, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Funafuti Marine Conservation Area, and then ponder the world of politics at Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Haveluliku to Funafuti. The time zone changes from Tonga Standard Time (TOT) to Tuvalu Time (TVT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Funafuti are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 11th (Mon), you're off to home.
Parks · Wildlife

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.