17 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

17 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  26 h
1
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 7 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Ile Des Pins
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Lifou
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h
4
Farino, Grand Terre
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  28 h
End: Stockholm

7
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Head to Maison de la Perle and Arts Premiers Galeriefor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale and Musee de la Ville de Noumea. Step out of Noumea to go to Yate and see Blue River Provincial Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie, enjoy the sea views from Amedee Lighthouse, and brush up on your military savvy at Le Musee Maritime de Nouvelle-Caledonie.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Noumea route planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Noumea is an approximately 27- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry, train, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Noumea is 10 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Noumea

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Blue River Provincial Park
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie ©
Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie
Le Musee Maritime de Nouvelle-Caledonie ©
Le Musee Maritime de Nouvelle-Caledonie

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): head off the coast to Isle of Pines, kick back and relax at Kuto Bay, and then take in the awesome beauty at N'Ga Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Piscine Naturelle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro Bay, and then make a trip to Upi Bay.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ile Des Pins trip tool.

You can fly from Noumea to Ile Des Pins in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Ile Des Pins are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Oro Bay ©
Oro Bay
Kuto Bay ©
Kuto Bay
N'Ga Peak ©
N'Ga Peak

3
nights
Lifou

Lifou ©
Step out of the city life by going to Baie de Jinek and Plage de Luengoni. You'll get in some beach time at Luecille Beach and Easo Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lifou route planning tool.

Getting from Ile Des Pins to Lifou by flight takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Farino.

Things to do in Lifou

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Plage de Luengoni ©
Plage de Luengoni
Baie de Jinek ©
Baie de Jinek
Notre Dame de Lourdes ©
Notre Dame de Lourdes

2
nights
Farino, Grand Terre

Farino ©
Farino is a commune in the South Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. On the 15th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Fort Teremba and then take a peaceful walk through Parc des Grandes Fougeres. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Musee de Bourail and then kick back and relax at Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Farino trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Lifou to Farino in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Farino

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bourail, Fort Teremba
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Fort Teremba ©
Fort Teremba
Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee ©
Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee
Parc des Grandes Fougeres ©
Parc des Grandes Fougeres