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Best time to visit Vanuatu

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The best time to visit Vanuatu is April

Vanuatu can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, April is the best time to go.

The warmest month of the year in Port Vila, Vanuatu is February, where the average maximum temperature gets to around 29℃ (83℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 30℃ (85℉) on the hottest days of summer. In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 21℃ (71℉) at night. The climate can differ in many places across Vanuatu, and you can see more in the handy table below.

The sun stays up the longest in Vanuatu in January, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Vanuatu in April – It’s the wettest month of the year.

To learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to Vanuatu, keep reading below. Plus, you’ll find tools to help you get the best deals on travel and hotels too!

Warmest month

February

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

January

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Vanuatu seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Vanuatu is in the Southern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Best time to visit the top destinations in Vanuatu

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Port VilaApril
28℃
27℃
29℃
28℃
28℃
27℃
28℃
27℃
27℃
26℃
26℃
25℃
25℃
24℃
25℃
24℃
25℃
24℃
26℃
25℃
26℃
25℃
27℃
27℃
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Top FAQs

Vanuatu is in Oceania.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Vanuatu:

The warmest month of the year in Port Vila, one of the most popular places to visit in Vanuatu, is February.
The driest month of the year in Port Vila, Vanuatu, is usually around August each year.

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