16 days in Vanuatu Itinerary

16 days in Vanuatu Itinerary

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16 days in Vanuatu Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Luganville, Espiritu Santo
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Tanna Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Aneityum Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Port Vila, Efate
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Luganville, Espiritu Santo

Luganville ©
Luganville is the second largest city in Vanuatu. Change things up with a short trip to Port Olry Beach in Port Olry (about 1 hour away). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Millennium Cave, don't miss a visit to Million Dollar Point, get outside with Riri Blue Hole, and steep yourself in history at SS President Coolidge.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Luganville trip itinerary planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Luganville is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Luganville. When traveling from Melbourne in September, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Luganville: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Tanna Island.

Things to do in Luganville

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Espiritu Santo, Port Olry Beach
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:
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Millennium Cave ©
Millennium Cave
Champagne Beach ©
Champagne Beach
Nanda Blue Hole ©
Nanda Blue Hole

2
nights
Tanna Island

Tanna Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get impressive views of Mount Yasur, head outdoors with Blue Hole Number Two, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Cave. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Tafutuna Cultural Experience, tour the pleasant surroundings at Louniel Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Lenuanatuaiu Waterfall, and finally make a trip to Yakel Village.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tanna Island online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Luganville to Tanna Island in 3 hours. Traveling from Luganville in September, Tanna Island is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Aneityum Island.

Things to do in Tanna Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
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Mount Yasur ©
Mount Yasur
Blue Cave ©
Blue Cave
Yakel Village ©
Yakel Village

1
night
Aneityum Island

Aneityum Island
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): head off the coast to Mystery Island.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Aneityum Island driving holiday tool .

Getting from Tanna Island to Aneityum Island by combination of car and flight takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Aneityum Island, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Port Vila.

Things to do in Aneityum Island

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

7
nights
Port Vila, Efate

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.
Step out of Port Vila to go to Pele Island and see Pele Island, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Evergreen Cascades Waterfall, step off the mainland to explore Iririki Island, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the natural beauty at The Secret Garden.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Port Vila travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Aneityum Island to Port Vila in 2.5 hours. September in Port Vila sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Vila

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

The Secret Garden, Cascades Waterfalls, Pele Island, Blue Lagoon
Find places to stay Sep 24 — Oct 1:
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Evergreen Cascades Waterfall ©
Evergreen Cascades Waterfall
Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon

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