12 days in New Caledonia, Vanuatu & Fiji Itinerary

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Fly to Noumea, Bus to Ile Des Pins
Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia
— 2 nights
Noumea, New Caledonia
— 3 nights
Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 3 nights
Nadi, Fiji
— 3 nights


Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia — 2 nights

L'ile la plus proche du paradis (the island closest to paradise)

On the 6th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Isle of Pines, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Piscine Naturelle, then kick back and relax at Oro Bay, and finally explore the activities along Kanumera Bay. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nokanhoui and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kuto Bay.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Ile Des Pins trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Ile Des Pins is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney to Ile Des Pins, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Ile Des Pins at 27°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to fly to Noumea.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Noumea, New Caledonia — 3 nights

Noumea is known for nature, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Ville de Noumea, examine the collection at Tjibaou Cultural Center, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Promenade Pierre-Vernier.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Noumea trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ile Des Pins to Noumea takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Port Vila.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Port Vila, Vanuatu — 3 nights

Take a break from Port Vila with a short trip to Pele Island in Pele Island, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Evergreen Cascades Waterfall, admire the natural beauty at The Secret Garden, stroll through Hideaway Island Marine Reserve, and contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lagoon.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Port Vila road trip app.

You can fly from Noumea to Port Vila in 5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Port Vila can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Nadi.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Nadi, Fiji — 3 nights

Change things up with a short trip to Natadola Beach in Sigatoka (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront activity at Port Denarau Marina, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple, take in the dramatic natural features at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool, and admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nadi road trip tool.

You can fly from Port Vila to Nadi in 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Vila to Nadi is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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New Caledonia travel guide

Beaches · Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling
An archipelago consisting of the sizable Grande Terre as well as a scattering of smaller surrounding islands, New Caledonia has many of the tourist draws characteristic of the South Pacific: long sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, azure lagoons, and coral reefs. It also supports many unique species of plants and animals, such as the tall conifers that tower above the palm trees lining the waterside. Nature lovers on holiday in New Caledonia should head to the lagoon that surrounds Grande Terre: a World Heritage Site and one of the largest lagoons in the world, it is home to countless species of marine life, including endangered dugongs and green sea turtles. The local culture blends French chic and Melanesian warmth, and it is usually a only short walk from the beach to a stylish bar, cafe, or gourmet restaurant.

Vanuatu travel guide

Waterfalls · Nature & Parks · Bodies of Water
Composed of 83 rugged islands spread out over a stretch of nearly 1,300 km (810 mi), Vanuatu features a huge diversity of natural environments and cultures. A fusion of British, French, Polynesian, and Melanesian influences, the nation combines devout religious devotion with the slow, relaxed pace of island life. Lush rainforests and thriving coral sanctuaries abound across the island chain and feature a colorful array of native wildlife and plant species that make for fantastic snorkeling, diving, and hiking excursions. Active volcanoes remain among the biggest attractions in Vanuatu, along with the chain's stunning beaches and shimmering blue waters. Despite the nation's harsh volcanic landscapes, rocky coast, and lack of arable land, Vanuatu is a warm and welcoming place to visit, as its people do everything they can to make tourists feel right at home.

Fiji travel guide

Located at the heart of the Central Pacific, Fiji is an archipelago of 333 islands and hundreds more tiny islets, many of which are uninhabited. The land masses range from vast Viti Levu, mountainous and covered in green jungle, to private desert islands available for rent. With bountiful sunshine, white sand beaches, tranquil oceans, and lush rainforest, it is no surprise that ecotourism in Fiji thrives. Local culture combines indigenous Fijian, Indo-Fijian, Asian, and European influences in a vibrant mix, with many of the smaller islands still retaining a strong element of traditional island life. Explore the countless pockets of paradise to find your favorite.