12 days in Brisbane & Samoa Itinerary

12 days in Brisbane & Samoa Itinerary

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Brisbane, Australia
— 6 nights
Lalomanu, Samoa
— 1 night
Apia, Samoa
— 3 nights


Brisbane, Australia — 6 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maleny (Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World & Sweets On Maple), Surfers Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip tool.

Apia, Samoa to Brisbane is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Apia to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. March in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Lalomanu.
Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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Lalomanu, Samoa — 1 night

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 4th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lalomanu Beach and then take in the pleasant sights at Lalomanu Crater Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at To Sua Ocean Trench, take in the dramatic scenery at Sopoaga Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Fuipisia Waterfall.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lalomanu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Lalomanu takes 8 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Apia Standard Time (WSST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Apia.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Apia, Samoa — 3 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.
Apia is known for nature, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at Yoga Samoa, take an in-depth tour of Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, enjoy some diversion at Apollo Cinemas, and stop by Mailelani Samoa.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Apia day trip website.

You can drive from Lalomanu to Apia in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Shopping · Spas · Nature
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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.