31 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

31 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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Start: Montreal
Fly + Drive:  31 h
1
Bourail, Grand Terre
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Ouvea
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Mare
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Lifou
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Ile Des Pins
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h
6
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 12 nights
Fly:  31 h
End: Montreal

4
nights
Bourail, Grand Terre

Bourail ©
Bourail is a commune in the South Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean.GeographyBourail a rural town of Grande Terre . Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bourail: La Foa (Fort Teremba & Pocquereux Randonnees) and Farino (Parc des Grandes Fougeres & Sentier de la petite cascade). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier des Trois Baies, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise de Bourail, head outdoors with Ranch de la Courrie, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at La Distillerie de Nessadiou.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bourail road trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Bourail is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Bourail is 16 hours. In November, Bourail is warmer than Montreal - with highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C. You will leave for Ouvea on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Bourail

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

La Foa, Farino
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Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee ©
Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee
Parc des Grandes Fougeres ©
Parc des Grandes Fougeres
Sentier de la petite cascade ©
Sentier de la petite cascade

1
night
Ouvea

Ouvea ©
Ouvéa or Uvea is a commune in the Loyalty Islands Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. On the 16th (Mon), take in the views from Mouli Bridge and then explore the activities along Tortoise Hole.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ouvea day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Bourail to Ouvea in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Bourail in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Ouvea. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Mare.

Things to do in Ouvea

Nature Parks
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Tortoise Hole ©
Tortoise Hole

1
night
Mare

Mare
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yejele Beach.

Discover how to plan a Mare trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Ouvea to Mare takes 4 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mare when traveling from Ouvea in November, with lows around 21°C. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Mare

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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4
nights
Lifou

Lifou ©
When in Lifou, make a side trip to see Ancien Site Minier de la Tiebaghi in Koumac, approximately Koumac away.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lifou online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Mare to Lifou takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Lifou

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ancien Site Minier de la Tiebaghi
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Plage de Luengoni ©
Plage de Luengoni
Lifou Island ©
Lifou Island
Baie de Jinek ©
Baie de Jinek

5
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.
Ile Des Pins is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kanumera Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Piscine Naturelle, head off the coast to Isle of Pines, and don't miss a visit to Upi Bay.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ile Des Pins online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Lifou to Ile Des Pins takes 4.5 hours. November in Ile Des Pins sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Noumea.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Port de Kuto
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Kanumera Bay ©
Kanumera Bay
Piscine Naturelle ©
Piscine Naturelle
Kuto Bay ©
Kuto Bay

12
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Take a break from Noumea with a short trip to Blue River Provincial Park in Yate, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Baie des Citrons, examine the collection at Tjibaou Cultural Center, and stroll around Parc zoologique et forestier.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Noumea trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Ile Des Pins to Noumea takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dumbea, Karikate Randonnees, Blue River Provincial Park
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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

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