10 days in Samoa & American Samoa Itinerary

10 days in Samoa & American Samoa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Apia, Samoa
— 6 nights
Ferry:  8 h
2
Pago Pago, American Samoa
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: San Francisco, United States

6
nights
Apia, Samoa

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 Fishing Charters & Tours and Baha'i House of Worship, Tiapapata, Samoa. Let the collections at Tiapapata Art Centre and Samoa Culture Centre capture your imagination. Explore Apia's surroundings by going to Lalomanu (Lalomanu Crater Walk & Lalomanu Beach), Giant Clam Sanctuary (in Savaia) and To Sua Ocean Trench (in Lotofaga). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Lefaga Beach, kick back and relax at Tafa Tafa Beach, Head underground at Piula Cave Pool, and contemplate the waterfront views at Palolo Deep Marine Reserve.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Apia road trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Apia is an approximately 18- hour flight. You'll lose 21 hours traveling from San Francisco to Apia due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Pago Pago.

Things to do in Apia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Upolu, Lalomanu, Cape Fatuosofia, Giant Clam Sanctuary, To Sua Ocean Trench
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Lalomanu Beach ©
Lalomanu Beach
Lefaga Beach ©
Lefaga Beach

2
nights
Pago Pago, American Samoa

Pago Pago ©
Head to Pago Pago, the territorial capital of American Samoa, for an authentic Pacific Islands holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Congregational Christian Church, stroll through Lower Sauma Ridge Hike, browse the exhibits of Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary Office, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Alava, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park of American Samoa, and finally hike along Cloud Rainforest to Reef Hike. On your second day here, stroll through Fagatele Bay Trail, stroll through Blunts Point Trail, stroll through World War II Heritage Trail, then browse the exhibits of Jean P. Haydon Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Two Dollar Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pago Pago road trip website.

Getting from Apia to Pago Pago by ferry takes about 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Apia Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 23 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Pago Pago can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pago Pago

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tutuila, Fagatele Bay Trail, Blunts Point Trail
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National Park of American Samoa ©
National Park of American Samoa
Mount Alava ©
Mount Alava
Jean P. Haydon Museum ©
Jean P. Haydon Museum

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