17 days in Vanuatu & Solomon Islands Itinerary

17 days in Vanuatu & Solomon Islands Itinerary

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 5 nights
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Tanna Island, Vanuatu
— 2 nights
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Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
— 5 nights
4
Honiara, Solomon Islands
— 3 nights

5
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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 nature, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Evergreen Cascades Waterfall, explore the activities along Blue Lagoon, take in nature's colorful creations at The Secret Garden, and contemplate the long history of Ekasup Village.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Port Vila road trip planning website.

San Francisco, USA to Port Vila is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 19 hours traveling from San Francisco to Port Vila. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Port Vila are a bit warmer (80°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tanna Island.

Things to do in Port Vila

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Efate, The Secret Garden
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 24:
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Evergreen Cascades Waterfall ©
Evergreen Cascades Waterfall
Hideaway Island Marine Reserve ©
Hideaway Island Marine Reserve
Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon

2
nights
Tanna Island, Vanuatu

Tanna Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): contemplate the geological forces at Mount Yasur and then get outside with Blue Hole Number Two. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Giant Banyan Tree, explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Cave, and then admire the sheer force of Lenuanatuaiu Waterfall.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tanna Island attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Vila to Tanna Island takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Espiritu Santo.

Things to do in Tanna Island

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:
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Mount Yasur ©
Mount Yasur
Blue Cave ©
Blue Cave

5
nights
Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

Espiritu Santo ©
Espiritu Santo offers an impressive combination of natural beauty and cultural experiences.
Step out of Espiritu Santo to go to Aore Island and see Freshwater Plantation - Aore Island, which is approximately 3h 15 min away. The adventure continues: Head underground at Millennium Cave, contemplate the waterfront views at Matevulu Blue Hole, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nanda Blue Hole, and kick back and relax at Champagne Beach.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Espiritu Santo tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Tanna Island to Espiritu Santo takes 6 hours. Traveling from Tanna Island in August, Espiritu Santo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Honiara.

Things to do in Espiritu Santo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Freshwater Plantation - Aore Island
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 31:
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Millennium Cave ©
Millennium Cave
Champagne Beach ©
Champagne Beach
Matevulu Blue Hole ©
Matevulu Blue Hole

3
nights
Honiara, Solomon Islands

Honiara ©
The hustle and bustle of Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands, provides a nice counterpoint to the slow pace and laid-back atmosphere in other areas of the country.
On the 1st (Tue), see the interesting displays at Solomon Islands National Museum, pause for some photo ops at Solomon Scouts & Coastwatchers Memorial, take in nature's colorful creations at Solomon Islands Memorial Garden, then admire the sheer force of Tenaru Falls, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Vilu War Museum. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Guadalcanal American Memorial, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Honiara Central Market, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Barnabas Anglican Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Honiara route maker site.

Fly from Espiritu Santo to Honiara in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Espiritu Santo in August, you will find days in Honiara are a bit cooler (76°F), and nights are a bit warmer (76°F). You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Honiara

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:
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Holy Cross Cathedral ©
Holy Cross Cathedral
Guadalcanal American Memorial ©
Guadalcanal American Memorial
Honiara Central Market ©
Honiara Central Market

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