15 days in Solomon Islands & Vanuatu Itinerary

15 days in Solomon Islands & Vanuatu Itinerary

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Route & dates

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. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Bonegi I and II, admire the sheer force of Tenaru Falls, and explore the world behind art at Solomon Islands National Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Honiara online trip itinerary builder.

Brisbane, Australia to Honiara is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Honiara, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in December since evenings lows in Honiara dip to 33°C. You will leave for Port Vila on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Honiara

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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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: contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lagoon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hideaway Island Marine Reserve, admire the sheer force of Cascades Waterfalls, and contemplate the long history of Ekasup Village.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Port Vila travel route planner.

You can fly from Honiara to Port Vila in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Honiara in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 25°C in Port Vila. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tanna Island.

Things to do in Port Vila

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Secret Garden, Cascades Waterfalls, Blue Lagoon
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:
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Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon
Evergreen Cascades Waterfall ©
Evergreen Cascades Waterfall
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, admire the sheer force of Lenuanatuaiu Waterfall, get outside with Blue Hole Number Two, and explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Cave.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tanna Island tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Port Vila to Tanna Island in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Tanna Island are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel 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 still lots to do: Head underground at Millennium Cave, stroll through Champagne Beach, and steep yourself in history at SS President Coolidge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Espiritu Santo journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Tanna Island to Espiritu Santo in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 21st (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Espiritu Santo

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

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