40 days in Vanuatu Itinerary

40 days in Vanuatu Itinerary

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40 days in Vanuatu Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h
1
Port Vila, Efate
— 10 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Tanna Island
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Aore Island
— 10 nights
Travel:  2​h 30​min
4
Luganville, Espiritu Santo
— 10 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Sydney

10
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Havannah Beach and Boat Club and JoJo Beach Club. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pele Island and Bellevue Ranch. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades Waterfalls, head outdoors with Underwater Scooters, contemplate the waterfront views at Rentapao Riverside, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To plan Port Vila vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Sydney, Australia to Port Vila is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Vanuatu Time (VUT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, Port Vila is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Tanna Island.

Things to do in Port Vila

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Efate, Cascades Waterfalls, Pele Island
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Pele Island ©
Pele Island
Eden on the River ©
Eden on the River
Cascades Waterfalls ©
Cascades Waterfalls

9
nights
Tanna Island

Tanna Island ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Blue Cave and Blue Hole Number Two. Take a break from the city and head to Louniel Beach and Lenuanatuaiu Waterfall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tanna Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Port Vila to Tanna Island takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Tanna Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. You'll set off for Aore Island on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Tanna Island

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

10
nights
Aore Island

Aore Island ©
Aore Island is known for adventure and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Freshwater Plantation - Aore Island.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Aore Island online travel route planner .

Fly from Tanna Island to Aore Island in 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Aore Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You will leave for Luganville on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Aore Island

Parks Wildlife
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Freshwater Plantation - Aore Island ©

10
nights
Luganville, Espiritu Santo

Luganville ©
Luganville is the second largest city in Vanuatu. You'll get in some beach time at Velit Bay and Port Olry Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Million Dollar Point. Go for a jaunt from Luganville to Vanuatu, Espiritu Santo, Hog Harbour to see Tuffuntari Waterfall about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Santo's Blue Hole Hangout, don't miss a visit to Million Dollar Bay, head outdoors with Cruising Safaris, and admire the sheer force of Mount Hope Waterfall.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Luganville trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Aore Island to Luganville. In January, daily temperatures in Luganville can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 30th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Luganville

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Espiritu Santo, Santo's Blue Hole Hangout, Port Olry Beach, Tuffuntari Waterfall
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 30:
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Cruising Safaris ©
Cruising Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling
Riri Blue Hole ©
Riri Blue Hole

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