9 days in Vanuatu Itinerary

9 days in Vanuatu Itinerary

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9 days in Vanuatu Itinerary

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

2
nights
Luganville, Espiritu Santo

Luganville ©
Luganville is the second largest city in Vanuatu. On the 2nd (Wed), explore the activities along Matevulu Blue Hole, explore the fascinating underground world of Millennium Cave, and then contemplate the long history of SS President Coolidge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Nanda Blue Hole, then enjoy the sand and surf at Champagne Beach, and then stroll through Port Olry Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Luganville travel route builder site .

Melbourne, Australia to Luganville is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Luganville is 1 hour. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Luganville: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Tanna Island.

Things to do in Luganville

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Espiritu Santo, Port Olry Beach
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Millennium Cave ©
Millennium Cave
Champagne Beach ©
Champagne Beach
Port Olry Beach ©
Port Olry Beach

2
nights
Tanna Island

Tanna Island ©
On the 4th (Fri), get outside with Blue Hole Number Two, Head underground at Blue Cave, and then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Yasur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): make a trip to Tafutuna Cultural Experience, take in the dramatic scenery at Lenuanatuaiu Waterfall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Louniel Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Yakel Village.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tanna Island trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Luganville to Tanna Island takes 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Tanna Island when traveling from Luganville in October, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Vila.

Things to do in Tanna Island

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

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ekasup Village and The Vanuatu Cultural Centre. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Iririki Island. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Evergreen Cascades Waterfall, identify plant and animal life at Hideaway Island Marine Reserve, view the masterpieces at Fondation Suzanne Bastien, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Vila trip website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Tanna Island to Port Vila takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Vila

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Blue Lagoon
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Evergreen Cascades Waterfall ©
Evergreen Cascades Waterfall
Hideaway Island Marine Reserve ©
Hideaway Island Marine Reserve

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