26 days in Melbourne & Vanuatu Itinerary

26 days in Melbourne & Vanuatu Itinerary

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26 days in Melbourne & Vanuatu Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  4​h
1
Melbourne, Australia
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h
2
Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
Tanna Island, Vanuatu
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h
5
Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Perth, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
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Perth to Melbourne is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in December, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 14°C. You'll set off for Port Vila on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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4
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.
Port Vila is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Evergreen Cascades Waterfall, steep yourself in history at Ekasup Village, browse the eclectic array of goods at Port Vila Markets, and make a trip to Underwater Post Office.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Port Vila trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Port Vila in 8 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Vanuatu Time (VUT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Port Vila reach 35°C and lows reach 25°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Espiritu Santo.

Things to do in Port Vila

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Blue Lagoon
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Evergreen Cascades Waterfall ©
Evergreen Cascades Waterfall
Scuba & Snorkeling
Iririki Island ©
Iririki Island

5
nights
Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

Espiritu Santo ©
Espiritu Santo offers an impressive combination of natural beauty and cultural experiences.
Espiritu Santo is known for nature, beaches, wildlife, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Millennium Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Nanda Blue Hole, kick back and relax at Port Olry Beach, and make a trip to Magical Water Music Experience.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Espiritu Santo online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Port Vila to Espiritu Santo takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for Tanna Island.

Things to do in Espiritu Santo

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Champagne Beach ©
Champagne Beach
Millennium Cave ©
Millennium Cave
SS President Coolidge ©
SS President Coolidge

5
nights
Tanna Island, Vanuatu

Tanna Island ©
Tanna Island is known for nature, outdoors, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Yasur, take in the dramatic scenery at Lenuanatuaiu Waterfall, explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Cave, and don't miss a visit to Yakel Village.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tanna Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Espiritu Santo to Tanna Island in 4.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Tanna Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Port Vila.

Things to do in Tanna Island

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Yasur ©
Mount Yasur
Blue Cave ©
Blue Cave
Yakel Village ©
Yakel Village

8
nights
Port Vila, Vanuatu

Port Vila ©
Change things up with a short trip to Pele Island in Pele Island (about 1h 10 min away). See some other sides of Port Vila: take in nature's colorful creations at The Secret Garden, stop by Gallery Blong Vanuatu, get in on the family fun at Wet N Wild Adventure Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades Waterfalls.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Vila trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Tanna Island to Port Vila in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Vila

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Efate, Cascades Waterfalls, Pele Island, The Secret Garden
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
The Secret Garden ©
The Secret Garden
Pele Island ©
Pele Island
Wet N Wild Adventure Park ©
Wet N Wild Adventure Park

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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
See some other sides of Melbourne: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip site .

You can fly from Port Vila to Melbourne in 8 hours. Traveling from Port Vila to Melbourne, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Port Vila - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. On the 19th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck
Fitzroy Gardens ©
Fitzroy Gardens

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