13 days in New Caledonia, Fiji & Vanuatu Itinerary

13 days in New Caledonia, Fiji & Vanuatu Itinerary

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Noumea, New Caledonia
— 4 nights
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Suva, Fiji
— 1 night
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Taveuni Island, Fiji
— 2 nights
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Nadi, Fiji
— 2 nights
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Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 3 nights
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Noumea, New Caledonia

Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Noumea is known for nature, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from Amedee Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Anse Vata Beach, grab your bike and head to Promenade Pierre-Vernier, and walk around Parc zoologique et forestier.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Noumea online travel route planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Noumea is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Noumea, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Suva.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:

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Suva, Fiji

Situated on a verdant, hilly peninsula, Suva is the second-largest city in the South Pacific and has been the capital of Fiji since 1882.
On the 27th (Mon), browse the exhibits of 21K Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Fiji Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Thurston Garden, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Suva trip itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Noumea to Suva. The time zone difference when traveling from Noumea to Suva is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Suva can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Taveuni Island.

Things to do in Suva

Spas · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

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Taveuni Island, Fiji

Garden Island

Known as the Garden Island, Taveuni is a tropical paradise of tall mountains draped in lush rainforest, filled with delicate wildflowers and colorful birds, and dotted with cascading waterfalls.
On the 28th (Tue), stroll through Nabogiono Farms, stroll through Lavena Coastal Walk, and then admire the sheer force of Tavoro Waterfalls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bouma National Heritage Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Taveuni Island visit planning site.

You can fly from Suva to Taveuni Island in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Taveuni Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

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Nadi, Fiji

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
On the 30th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool, admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nadi itinerary planner.

Fly from Taveuni Island to Nadi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Nadi, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Port Vila.

Things to do in Nadi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

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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.
Port Vila is known for nature, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Evergreen Cascades Waterfall, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Gallery Blong Vanuatu, and step off the mainland to explore Iririki Island.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Vila road trip app.

Fly from Nadi to Port Vila in 4.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nadi to Port Vila due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Vila

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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New Caledonia travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling
An archipelago consisting of the sizable Grande Terre as well as a scattering of smaller surrounding islands, New Caledonia has many of the tourist draws characteristic of the South Pacific: long sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, azure lagoons, and coral reefs. It also supports many unique species of plants and animals, such as the tall conifers that tower above the palm trees lining the waterside. Nature lovers on holiday in New Caledonia should head to the lagoon that surrounds Grande Terre: a World Heritage Site and one of the largest lagoons in the world, it is home to countless species of marine life, including endangered dugongs and green sea turtles. The local culture blends French chic and Melanesian warmth, and it is usually a only short walk from the beach to a stylish bar, cafe, or gourmet restaurant.

Fiji travel guide

4.2
Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas · Outdoor Activities
Located at the heart of the Central Pacific, Fiji is an archipelago of 333 islands and hundreds more tiny islets, many of which are uninhabited. The land masses range from vast Viti Levu, mountainous and covered in green jungle, to private desert islands available for rent. With bountiful sunshine, white sand beaches, tranquil oceans, and lush rainforest, it is no surprise that ecotourism in Fiji thrives. Local culture combines indigenous Fijian, Indo-Fijian, Asian, and European influences in a vibrant mix, with many of the smaller islands still retaining a strong element of traditional island life. Explore the countless pockets of paradise to find your favorite.

Vanuatu travel guide

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Waterfalls · Nature & Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Composed of 83 rugged islands spread out over a stretch of nearly 1,300 km (810 mi), Vanuatu features a huge diversity of natural environments and cultures. A fusion of British, French, Polynesian, and Melanesian influences, the nation combines devout religious devotion with the slow, relaxed pace of island life. Lush rainforests and thriving coral sanctuaries abound across the island chain and feature a colorful array of native wildlife and plant species that make for fantastic snorkeling, diving, and hiking excursions. Active volcanoes remain among the biggest attractions in Vanuatu, along with the chain's stunning beaches and shimmering blue waters. Despite the nation's harsh volcanic landscapes, rocky coast, and lack of arable land, Vanuatu is a warm and welcoming place to visit, as its people do everything they can to make tourists feel right at home.