31 days in Samoa & Sao Tome and Principe Itinerary

31 days in Samoa & Sao Tome and Principe Itinerary

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31 days in Samoa & Sao Tome and Principe Itinerary

Start: Nassau, Bahamas
Fly:  32 h
1
Apia, Samoa
— 9 nights
Drive + Ferry:  2 h 15 min
2
Savai'i, Samoa
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  46 h
3
Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe
— 7 nights
Fly:  29 h
End: Nassau, Bahamas

9
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.
Explore Apia's surroundings by going to Giant Clam Sanctuary (in Savaia), To Sua Ocean Trench (in Lotofaga) and Lalomanu (Lalomanu Crater Walk & Lalomanu Beach). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Baha'i House of Worship, Tiapapata, Samoa, and explore the activities along Palolo Deep Marine Reserve.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Apia trip itinerary maker site.

Nassau, Bahamas to Apia is an approximately 32- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to West Samoa Standard Time is 18 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Savai'i.

Things to do in Apia

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Upolu, Lalomanu, Giant Clam Sanctuary, To Sua Ocean Trench, Cape Fatuosofia
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To Sua Ocean Trench ©
To Sua Ocean Trench
Lalomanu Beach ©
Lalomanu Beach

9
nights
Savai'i, Samoa

Savai'i ©
Savai'i is known for nature, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Alofaaga Blowholes, explore the fascinating underground world of Paia Dwarfs Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aganoa Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Afu Aau Waterfall.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Savai'i trip app.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Apia to Savai'i in 2.5 hours. On the 21st (Sat), you're off to Sao Tome.

Things to do in Savai'i

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Alofaaga Blowholes ©
Alofaaga Blowholes
Afu Aau Waterfall ©
Afu Aau Waterfall
Swimming with Turtles ©
Swimming with Turtles

7
nights
Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome ©
São Tomé is the capital city of São Tomé and Príncipe and is by far the nation's largest town. Get out of town with these interesting Sao Tome side-trips: Bombaim Waterfalls (in Bombaim), Roca S.Joao dos Angolares (in Sao Joao dos Angolares) and Marco do Equador (in Ilheu Das Rolas). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Museum, hike along Lagoa Amelia, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Obo National Park, and head outdoors with Praia Micondo.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sao Tome trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Savai'i to Sao Tome with the Route module. The time zone changes from West Samoa Standard Time (WSST) to Western African Time (WAT), which is usually a -12 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Tome

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bombaim Waterfalls, Pico de Sao Tome, Museu do Mar e da Pesca Artesanal, Marco do Equador, Roca S.Joao dos Angolares
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Pico Cao Grande ©
Pico Cao Grande
National Museum ©
National Museum
Praia Piscina ©
Praia Piscina

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