25 days in Brisbane & Samoa Itinerary

25 days in Brisbane & Samoa Itinerary

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25 days in Brisbane & Samoa Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
1
Brisbane, Australia
— 13 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Apia, Samoa
— 5 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Savai'i, Samoa
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h
4
Lalomanu, Samoa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Brisbane, Australia

13
nights
Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Family-friendly places like Australia Zoo and Mooloolaba Beach will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Maleny (Maleny Mountain Wines, Maleny Dairies, & more), Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore) and Caloundra (Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, SunJet Simulations, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, make a splash at Sea Life Sunshine Coast, and find something for the whole family at Aussie World.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane day trip site .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. In August, daytime highs in Brisbane are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Apia.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Maleny, Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Buderim, Nambour
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Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Sea Life Sunshine Coast ©
Sea Life Sunshine Coast
Aussie World ©
Aussie World

5
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lefaga Beach and Salamumu Beach. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Palolo Deep Marine Reserve, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Apia trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Apia takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Brisbane to Apia, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Savai'i.

Things to do in Apia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Upolu
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Piula Cave Pool ©
Piula Cave Pool
Lefaga Beach ©
Lefaga Beach

3
nights
Savai'i, Samoa

Savai'i ©
Savai'i is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Alofaaga Blowholes, don't miss a visit to Pulemelei Ancient Mound, Head underground at Aopo Lava Tubes, and take in the dramatic scenery at Afu Aau Waterfall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Savai'i trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Apia to Savai'i takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Lalomanu.

Things to do in Savai'i

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Alofaaga Blowholes ©
Alofaaga Blowholes
Aganoa Beach ©
Aganoa Beach
Afu Aau Waterfall ©
Afu Aau Waterfall

2
nights
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. On the 16th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Sopoaga Falls, then explore the striking landscape at To Sua Ocean Trench, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Fuipisia Waterfall. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Lalomanu Beach and then go for a walk through Lalomanu Crater Walk.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lalomanu trip maker app .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Savai'i to Lalomanu in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lalomanu

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

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

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