13 days in Vanuatu, Fiji & New Caledonia Itinerary

13 days in Vanuatu, Fiji & New Caledonia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 3 nights
2
Nadi, Fiji
— 2 nights
3
Taveuni Island, Fiji
— 3 nights
4
Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia
— 2 nights
5
Noumea, New Caledonia
— 2 nights

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Evergreen Cascades Waterfall and Iririki Island. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at The Secret Garden, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and look for gifts at Gallery Blong Vanuatu.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Port Vila day trip tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Port Vila is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Vanuatu Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in July; daily highs in Port Vila reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Port Vila

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

The Secret Garden
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Evergreen Cascades Waterfall ©
Evergreen Cascades Waterfall
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hideaway Island Marine Reserve ©
Hideaway Island Marine Reserve

2
nights
Nadi, Fiji

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
On the 25th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool and then take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Nadi road trip planning app.

Fly from Port Vila to Nadi in 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Vanuatu Standard Time (VUT) to Fiji Standard Time (FJT) is 1 hour. July in Nadi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Taveuni Island.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool ©
Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool
Garden of the Sleeping Giant ©
Garden of the Sleeping Giant

3
nights
Taveuni Island, Fiji

Taveuni 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Tavoro Waterfalls and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lavena Coastal Walk. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Bouma National Heritage Park.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Taveuni Island trip tool.

You can fly from Nadi to Taveuni Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Taveuni Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Lavena Coastal Walk ©
Lavena Coastal Walk
Bouma National Heritage Park ©
Bouma National Heritage Park
Tavoro Waterfalls ©
Tavoro Waterfalls

2
nights
Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia

Ile Des Pins ©
Just a little way off the southern end of Grand Terre, Île des Pins (the Isle of Pines) gets its name from the tall columnar pines that stick out of the surrounding vegetation like bristles on a brush.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): kick back and relax at Oro Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Piscine Naturelle. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Kuto Bay, contemplate the waterfront views at Kanumera Bay, and then step off the mainland to explore Isle of Pines.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ile Des Pins planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Taveuni Island to Ile Des Pins. The time zone changes from Fiji Standard Time (FJT) to New Caledonia Standard Time (NCT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. July in Ile Des Pins sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Noumea.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Piscine Naturelle ©
Piscine Naturelle
Kuto Bay ©
Kuto Bay
Oro Bay ©
Oro Bay

2
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Noumea, New Caledonia

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): try your luck at Grand Casino De Noumea, thenstep off the mainland to explore Ile aux Canards island, thenmeet the residents at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Arts Premiers Galerie. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Ville de Noumea, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Vata Beach, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Promenade Pierre-Vernier.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Noumea planner.

Traveling by flight from Ile Des Pins to Noumea takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ile aux Canards island ©
Ile aux Canards island
Anse Vata Beach ©
Anse Vata Beach
Promenade Pierre-Vernier ©
Promenade Pierre-Vernier

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