15 days in Fiji & Vanuatu Itinerary

15 days in Fiji & Vanuatu Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly + Drive:  10 h 30 min
1
Mana Island, Fiji
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Taveuni Island, Fiji
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Sigatoka, Fiji
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Brisbane, Australia


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1
night
Mana Island, Fiji

Mana Island ©
Barely 2 km (1.25 mi) across, the miniscule Mana Island is inhabited only thanks to a handful of resorts, which make the most of white-sand beaches appealing to vacationers from around the globe.
On the 6th (Sun), kick back and relax at South Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mana Island vacation planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Mana Island is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Fiji Standard Time (FJT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in September; daily highs in Mana Island reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Taveuni Island.

Things to do in Mana Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sunset Beach ©
Sunset Beach
South Beach ©
South Beach

2
nights
Taveuni Island, Fiji

Taveuni Island ©
Known as the Garden Island, Taveuni is a tropical paradise of tall mountains draped in lush rainforest, filled with delicate wildflowers and colorful birds, and dotted with cascading waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Tavoro Waterfalls and then stroll through Lavena Coastal Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Bouma National Heritage Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Taveuni Island online attractions planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Mana Island to Taveuni Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Taveuni Island when traveling from Mana Island in September, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Taveuni Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Bouma National Heritage Park ©
Bouma National Heritage Park
Lavena Coastal Walk ©
Lavena Coastal Walk
Tavoro Waterfalls ©
Tavoro Waterfalls

3
nights
Sigatoka, Fiji

Located at the western end of Coral Coast, with its long sheltered beaches and popular surf spots, Sigatoka is best known for its immediate surroundings than for the town itself.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hot Glass Fiji and Tavuni Hill Fort. There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, play a few rounds at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course, and enjoy the sand and surf at Natadola Beach.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sigatoka driving holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Taveuni Island to Sigatoka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Taveuni Island in September since evenings lows in Sigatoka dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Vila.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach

5
nights
Port Vila, Vanuatu

Port Vila ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Quoin Hill Airfield. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Vanuatu Cultural Centre and Fondation Suzanne Bastien. There's much more to do: stroll through The Reef Vanuatu Zoological, look for gifts at Gallery Blong Vanuatu, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore the activities along Eden on the River.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Port Vila day trip planner.

Fly from Sigatoka to Port Vila in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sigatoka to Port Vila. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Espiritu Santo.

Things to do in Port Vila

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Quoin Hill Airfield
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Evergreen Cascades Waterfall ©
Evergreen Cascades Waterfall
Fishing Charters & Tours
Eden on the River ©
Eden on the River

3
nights
Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

Espiritu Santo ©
Espiritu Santo offers an impressive combination of natural beauty and cultural experiences.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Port Olry Beach and Champagne Beach. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nanda Blue Hole and steep yourself in history at SS President Coolidge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Espiritu Santo trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Port Vila to Espiritu Santo takes 4 hours. Traveling from Port Vila in September, Espiritu Santo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Espiritu Santo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Champagne Beach ©
Champagne Beach
Port Olry Beach ©
Port Olry Beach
Nanda Blue Hole ©
Nanda Blue Hole

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