24 days in New Caledonia, Vanuatu & Fiji Itinerary

24 days in New Caledonia, Vanuatu & Fiji Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Noumea, New Caledonia
— 5 nights
2
Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia
— 2 nights
3
Lifou, New Caledonia
— 3 nights
4
Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 7 nights
5
Nadi, Fiji
— 3 nights
6
Sigatoka, Fiji
— 3 nights

5
nights
Noumea, New Caledonia

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Noumea is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from Amedee Lighthouse, explore the landscape on two wheels at Promenade Pierre-Vernier, kick back and relax at Anse Vata Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Canards island.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Noumea day trip website.

Melbourne, Australia to Noumea is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to New Caledonia Standard Time (NCT) is 1 hour. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie ©
Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie
Amedee Lighthouse ©
Amedee Lighthouse
Ile aux Canards island ©
Ile aux Canards island

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Piscine Naturelle and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oro Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Isle of Pines, thenexplore the activities along Kanumera Bay, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Kuto Bay, and finally make a trip to Upi Bay.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Ile Des Pins visit planner.

You can fly from Noumea to Ile Des Pins in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ile Des Pins are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

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

3
nights
Lifou, New Caledonia

Lifou ©
Lifou is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baie de Jinek, step off the mainland to explore Lifou Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Lourdes, and stroll through Plage de Luengoni.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lifou itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ile Des Pins to Lifou takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Vila.

Things to do in Lifou

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Baie de Jinek ©
Baie de Jinek
Lifou Island ©
Lifou Island
Luecille Beach ©
Luecille Beach

7
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.
Port Vila is known for nature, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Evergreen Cascades Waterfall, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Vanuatu, see the interesting displays at The Vanuatu Cultural Centre, and don't miss a visit to Underwater Post Office.

Make your Port Vila itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Lifou to Port Vila takes 7 hours. In July in Port Vila, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You'll set off for Nadi on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Port Vila

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Nadi, Fiji

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Explore Nadi's surroundings by going to Vuda Point Marina Fiji (in Viseisei) and Botanical Gardens (in Lautoka). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nadi online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Vila to Nadi takes 4.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Port Vila to Nadi due to the time zone difference. August in Nadi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Vuda Point Marina Fiji, Botanical Gardens
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Garden of the Sleeping Giant ©
Garden of the Sleeping Giant
Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool ©
Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool

3
nights
Sigatoka, Fiji

Sigatoka ©
Located at the western end of Coral Coast, with its long sheltered beaches and popular surf spots, Sigatoka is best known for its immediate surroundings than for the town itself.
On the 11th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Robinson Crusoe Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at Natadola Beach. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Maui Bay Shopping Centre, look for gifts at Hot Glass Fiji, thensurround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally contemplate the long history of Tavuni Hill Fort.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sigatoka trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Nadi to Sigatoka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sigatoka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Robinson Crusoe Island, Maui Bay Shopping Centre
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Highlights from your plan
Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Robinson Crusoe Island ©
Robinson Crusoe Island

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