15 days in Solomon Islands & Vanuatu Itinerary

15 days in Solomon Islands & Vanuatu Itinerary

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15 days in Solomon Islands & Vanuatu Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Honiara, Solomon Islands
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Tanna Island, Vanuatu
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Brisbane, Australia

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vilu War Museum as well as Honiara Central Market. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Solomon Islands National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Honiara Central Market, learn about all things military at Vilu War Museum, then delve into the distant past at Bonegi I and II, and finally admire the sheer force of Tenaru Falls.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Honiara vacation planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Honiara is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brisbane to Honiara. Traveling from Brisbane in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 33°C in Honiara. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Vila.

Things to do in Honiara

Museums Shopping Parks
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Solomon Islands National Museum ©
Solomon Islands National Museum
Bonegi I and II ©
Bonegi I and II
Honiara Central Market ©
Honiara Central Market

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 nature, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Evergreen Cascades Waterfall, steep yourself in history at Ekasup Village, take in nature's colorful creations at The Secret Garden, and stroll through Hideaway Island Marine Reserve.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Port Vila vacation site.

Traveling by flight from Honiara to Port Vila takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Port Vila when traveling from Honiara in December, with lows around 25°C. On the 14th (Mon), you'll travel to Tanna Island.

Things to do in Port Vila

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blue Lagoon, Cascades Waterfalls, The Secret Garden
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Evergreen Cascades Waterfall ©
Evergreen Cascades Waterfall
Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon
Hideaway Island Marine Reserve ©
Hideaway Island Marine Reserve

3
nights
Tanna Island, Vanuatu

Tanna Island ©
Tanna Island is known for nature, outdoors, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Yasur, get outside with Blue Hole Number Two, take in the dramatic scenery at Lenuanatuaiu Waterfall, and kick back and relax at Louniel Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tanna Island route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Port Vila to Tanna Island takes 1.5 hours. In December in Tanna Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 17th (Thu), you're off to Espiritu Santo.

Things to do in Tanna Island

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

4
nights
Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

Espiritu Santo ©
Espiritu Santo offers an impressive combination of natural beauty and cultural experiences.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Port Olry Beach as well as Mount Hope Waterfall. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Millennium Cave, kick back and relax at Champagne Beach, stroll through Nanda Blue Hole, and contemplate the long history of SS President Coolidge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Espiritu Santo tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Tanna Island to Espiritu Santo by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Espiritu Santo

Parks Beaches Nature
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Champagne Beach ©
Champagne Beach
Millennium Cave ©
Millennium Cave
SS President Coolidge ©
SS President Coolidge

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