15 days in Vanuatu & Samoa Itinerary

15 days in Vanuatu & Samoa Itinerary

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15 days in Vanuatu & Samoa Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  35​h
1
Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
3
Lotofaga, Samoa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Savaia, Samoa
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  27​h
End: New York City, United States


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3
nights
Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

Espiritu Santo ©
Espiritu Santo offers an impressive combination of natural beauty and cultural experiences.
Visiting Mount Hope Waterfall and Riri Blue Hole will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Velit Bay, explore the activities along Matevulu Blue Hole, identify plant and animal life at Nanda Blue Hole, and explore the fascinating underground world of Millenium Cave.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read Espiritu Santo journey website .

New York City, USA to Espiritu Santo is an approximately 35-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from New York City to Espiritu Santo. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in May; daily highs in Espiritu Santo reach 85°F and lows reach 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Vila.

Things to do in Espiritu Santo

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Riri Blue Hole ©
Riri Blue Hole
Nanda Blue Hole ©
Nanda Blue Hole
Matevulu Blue Hole ©
Matevulu Blue Hole

5
nights
Port Vila, Vanuatu

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.
The Vanuatu Cultural Centre and Fondation Suzanne Bastien are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Havannah Beach and Boat Club and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Eden on the River, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Pandanus Vanuatu Ltd, and steep yourself in history at Ekasup Village.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Vila road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Espiritu Santo to Port Vila takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in May, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Lotofaga.

Things to do in Port Vila

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Cascades Waterfalls
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Eden on the River ©
Eden on the River
Cascades Waterfalls ©
Cascades Waterfalls

1
night
Lotofaga, Samoa

Lotofaga ©
Lotofaga is a village on the south coast of Upolu island in Samoa. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at To Sua Ocean Trench and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lalomanu Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lotofaga trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Vila to Lotofaga. Traveling from Port Vila to Lotofaga, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Savaia.

Things to do in Lotofaga

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Lalomanu Beach
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To Sua Ocean Trench ©
To Sua Ocean Trench
Lalomanu Beach ©
Lalomanu Beach

3
nights
Savaia, Samoa

On the 23rd (Wed), take a memorable tour with Tours, get engrossed in the history at Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Baha'i House of Worship, Tiapapata, Samoa. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Sopoaga Falls, kick back and relax at Tafa Tafa Beach, and then stroll through Salamumu Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Savaia trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Lotofaga to Savaia takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Savaia are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Savaia

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Apia, Sopoaga Falls
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Giant Clam Sanctuary ©
Giant Clam Sanctuary

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