12 days in Vanuatu Itinerary

12 days in Vanuatu Itinerary

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12 days in Vanuatu Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Port Vila, Efate
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Tanna Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Luganville, Espiritu Santo
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: San Francisco

4
nights
Port Vila, Efate

The capital of Vanuatu and the largest settlement on Efate, Port Vila plays home to a number of busy markets, cafes, bars, and restaurants catering to the tourism industry.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Eton Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Havannah Beach and Boat Club and JoJo Beach Club. Step out of Port Vila with an excursion to Pele Island in Pele Island--about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and take in the dramatic scenery at Evergreen Cascades Waterfall.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Vila online journey maker .

San Francisco, USA to Port Vila is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Port Vila, you'll lose 19 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, things will get warmer in Port Vila: highs are around 86°F and lows about 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tanna Island.

Things to do in Port Vila

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Eton Beach, Pele Island
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pele Island ©
Pele Island
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Tanna Island

Tanna Island ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Louniel Beach and then get impressive views of Mount Yasur.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Tanna Island day trip site .

Getting from Port Vila to Tanna Island by combination of flight and car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in January, and nighttime lows around 71°F. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Luganville.

Things to do in Tanna Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Blue Cave ©
Blue Cave
Mount Yasur ©
Mount Yasur

4
nights
Luganville, Espiritu Santo

Luganville ©
Luganville is the second largest city in Vanuatu. We've included these beaches for you: Champagne Beach and Velit Bay. Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Cruising Safaris. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of SS President Coolidge and don't miss a visit to Magical Water Music Experience.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Luganville trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Tanna Island to Luganville takes 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Luganville can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luganville

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Champagne Beach
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Cruising Safaris ©
Cruising Safaris
Champagne Beach ©
Champagne Beach
SS President Coolidge ©
SS President Coolidge

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