8 days in Vanuatu Itinerary

8 days in Vanuatu Itinerary

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8 days in Vanuatu Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Luganville, Espiritu Santo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Tanna Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Aneityum Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Port Vila, Efate
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Luganville, Espiritu Santo

Luganville ©
Luganville is the second largest city in Vanuatu. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Champagne Beach and then Head underground at Millennium Cave. On the next day, explore the activities along Matevulu Blue Hole, then stroll through Nanda Blue Hole, and then contemplate the long history of SS President Coolidge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Luganville attractions planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Luganville is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Vanuatu Time (VUT) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Luganville at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Tanna Island.

Things to do in Luganville

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Espiritu Santo
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Millennium Cave ©
Millennium Cave
Champagne Beach ©
Champagne Beach
SS President Coolidge ©
SS President Coolidge

1
night
Tanna Island

Tanna Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Cave, take in the dramatic scenery at Lenuanatuaiu Waterfall, and then get impressive views of Mount Yasur.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tanna Island road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Luganville to Tanna Island takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Tanna Island can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Aneityum Island.

Things to do in Tanna Island

Nature Parks
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Mount Yasur ©
Mount Yasur
Blue Cave ©
Blue Cave

1
night
Aneityum Island

Aneityum Island
On the 2nd (Thu), head off the coast to Mystery Island.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Aneityum Island trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Tanna Island to Aneityum Island in 1.5 hours. January in Aneityum Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Port Vila.

Things to do in Aneityum Island

Nature Parks
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3
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.
Port Vila is known for nature, parks, adventure, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Evergreen Cascades Waterfall, get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lagoon, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Port Vila online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Aneityum Island to Port Vila takes 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Port Vila are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Vila

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Blue Lagoon
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Evergreen Cascades Waterfall ©
Evergreen Cascades Waterfall
Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon

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