14 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

14 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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14 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Start: Saskatoon
Fly + Drive:  32 h
1
Paita, Grand Terre
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Ile Des Pins
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  45 min
3
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
4
Lifou
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  35 h
End: Saskatoon

1
day
Paita, Grand Terre

Paita ©
Païta is a commune in the suburbs of Nouméa in the South Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. On the 25th (Tue), ride a horse along Karikate Randonnees.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paita vacation planner.

Saskatoon, Canada to Paita is an approximately 32-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Saskatoon to Paita. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Saskatoon in December, with highs in Paita at 32°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Ile Des Pins.

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Karikate Randonnees ©
Karikate Randonnees

3
nights
Ile Des Pins

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Oro Bay and Kuto Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Pic N'Ga and Isle of Pines. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Piscine Naturelle, step off the mainland to explore Ile Moro, get outside with Nokanhoui, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kanumera Bay.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ile Des Pins travel route planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Paita to Ile Des Pins takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Ile Des Pins are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Noumea.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

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Oro Bay ©
Oro Bay
Kuto Bay ©
Kuto Bay
Pic N'Ga ©
Pic N'Ga

5
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and La Maison Du Lagon. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Promenade Pierre-Vernier and Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue. The adventure continues: get outside with Canons du Ouen Toro, look for gifts at Chocolats Morand Noumea, kick back and relax at Anse Vata Beach, and head off the coast to Ile aux Canards island.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Ile Des Pins to Noumea in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Noumea

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Blue River Provincial Park
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Promenade Pierre-Vernier ©
Promenade Pierre-Vernier
Les Boucles de Tina ©
Les Boucles de Tina

2
nights
Lifou

Lifou ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Baie de Jinek and then stroll through Easo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Les Joyaux de Luengoni, enjoy the sand and surf at Luecille Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Luengoni.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Lifou trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Noumea to Lifou in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lifou

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Baie de Jinek ©
Baie de Jinek
Plage de Luengoni ©
Plage de Luengoni
Easo Beach ©
Easo Beach

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