How to Spend 1 Week in Samoa: A Selection of 7-Day Itineraries
Got 7 days at your disposal, a plane ticket to Samoa and no idea what to do with the two? You have plenty of time to comfortably enjoy one of the country’s glorious main islands, Upolu or Savai’i. With our compilation of the best Samoa itineraries for 1 week (7 days), you’ll figure out exactly where to go, what to do, where to stay and more!
Whether you’re a family or couple; on a budget or seeking luxury, our selection of 1-week Samoa itineraries seriously has something for everyone. Get browsing and see where the magic takes you. Usually, it’s to somewhere in paradise…
Destinations Visited on Our Samoa Itineraries for 1 Week
Samoa is made up of two main islands, as well as several smaller islands and islets, but with just 7 days to spare, you’ll probably want to choose between Upolu and Savai’i (or you can squeeze in both if you’re up for being on the move)! Of course, Samoa’s bustling capital Apia is also a highlight of all our itineraries.
Upolu is the most populated island in Samoa, home to the country’s capital and only international airport. Most of its cultural activities, including dining, surround the capital Apia while the rest of the island boasts an array of natural attractions, from the famous To Sua Ocean Trench to countless magnificent waterfalls. Find out more about it in The Complete Travel Guide to Upolu.
Samoa’s largest island, Savai’i is often referred to as “the birthplace of Polynesia”. As you visit, it would seem not much has changed since its birth, with a much more traditional focus and a slower pace of life on the island enhanced by a much lower population. Naturally, there is no lack of natural wonders, with many of its most breathtaking features formed by ancient (and not-so-ancient) volcanic activity. Discover more about it in The Complete Travel Guide to Savai’i.
Although located on the island of Upolu, Apia is a destination of its own, awash in an array of accommodation styles and eclectic activities. The city is full of surprises that we’re sure you’ll love discovering, which is why the capital features on all of our 1-week itineraries. Check out what Apia’s all about in The Complete Travel Guide to Apia.
Samoa Budget and Backpacking Itinerary for 1 Week
Our most intrepid itinerary for 1 week in Samoa, our Samoa Budget & Backpacking Itinerary: 1 Week allows you to squeeze in a trip to Savai’i at the beginning of your trip, as well as explore the highlights of Upolu and Apia – all on a limited budget.
Combining Samoa’s amazing free and cheap activities, affordable ways of getting around such as budget car rental and scooter travel, and staying in the country’s budget hotels and beach fales, this itinerary allows you to enjoy an incredible getaway even on limited funds.
Overview: 7-Day Budget and Backpacking Itinerary for Samoa
- Day 1 – Arrival in Samoa + Savai’i North Coast Road Trip
- Day 2 – Savai’i South Coast Road Trip
- Day 3 – Ferry to Upolu + Upolu West Coast Road Trip
- Day 4 – Upolu South Coast Road Trip
- Day 5 – Upolu East Coast Road Trip
- Day 6 – Explore Apia
- Day 7 – Departure Day
- See the full itinerary: Samoa Budget & Backpacking Itinerary: 1 Week.
Alternative: 7-Days Budget and Backpacking Itinerary for Samoa
For an alternative all-inclusive 7/8-day itinerary of Samoa perfect for adventurous backpackers yet great value for money, check out Intrepid Travel‘s Samoa Adventure Tour over on TourRadar.
Samoa Honeymoon and Romance Itinerary for 1 Week
With its gorgeous turquoise swimming holes, sandy shores and swaying coconut palms, Samoa is famous and fabulous for a romantic escape! As the most romantic resorts are located on Upolu, there’s no doubt that a honeymoon or couples’ getaway to Samoa has to stick to the main island. With that in mind, our Samoa Honeymoon & Romance Itinerary: 1 Week embraces just that.
Overview: 7-Day Honeymoon and Romance Itinerary for Samoa
Samoa Family Itinerary for 1 Week
Needless to say, our Samoa Family Itinerary: 1 Week sticks to Samoa’s main island, Upolu, to ensure the experience is a relaxing one. That’s not to say that this itinerary isn’t varied and full of exciting experiences between day trips to uninhabited islands and exploring Samoa’s vibrant capital.
Overview: 7-Day Family Itinerary for Samoa
Samoa Foodie Itinerary for 1 Week
Taste is an important sense not to be forgotten when travelling. In fact, our Samoa Food Itinerary: 1 Week puts it at the forefront as an immersion in the Samoan culture. With Savai’i being a hub for Samoa’s food production, combined with the island steeped in tradition, the majority of our foodie itinerary has you exploring the “big island”.
Overview: 7-Day Foodie Itinerary for Samoa
- Day 1 – Arrival in Samoa + Ferry to Savai’i
- Day 2 – Village Walk & Koko Samoa Demonstration
- Day 3 – Savai’i North Coast Road Trip
- Day 4 – Koko Plantation Tour + Explore Falealupo
- Day 5 – Savai’i South Coast Road Trip
- Day 6 – Ferry to Upolu + Apia
- Day 7 – Explore Apia + Departure
- See the full itinerary: Samoa Food Itinerary: 1 Week
Samoa Luxury Itinerary for 1 Week
If escaping to Samoa for a special occasion and if, well, money is not an issue, this Samoa Luxury Itinerary: 1 Week offers the ultimate “treat yourself” getaway.
Note that Samoa is a developing country, so “five stars” is not really a thing here. Where you will find luxury, however, is in its authenticity and unspoiled tourism scene.
Overview: 7-Day Luxury Itinerary for Samoa
Samoa Adults-Only Itinerary for 1 Week
If you want to have an appropriate tone for your holiday, i.e. one that doesn’t involve overenthusiastic children, then set your sights on our Samoa Adults-Only Itinerary: 1 Week.
Of course, adults-only accommodations are at the forefront of this itinerary where available (as well as boutique accommodation alternatives), while experiences that you couldn’t usually do with kids in tow, from nights out to spa treatments, are also a highlight. As always, we also incorporate plenty of sightseeing, as this is Samoa after all!
Overview: 7-Day Adults-Only Itinerary for Samoa
More of the Best Samoa Itineraries
That’s it for the best Samoa itineraries for 1 week (7 days). If you think you’d rather visit for a shorter amount of time (which, why would you?!) or longer (go on then!), check out our best Samoa itineraries below.
- The Best Samoa Itineraries for 2 Weeks
- The Best Samoa Itineraries for 10 Days
- The Best Samoa Itineraries for 5 Days
- The Best Samoa Itineraries for 3 Days
Finally, if you have no idea how long to spend in Samoa, then you best start at square one with The Best Samoa Travel Guide.