12 days in New Caledonia, Vanuatu & Fiji Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips South Pacific route planner
Make it your trip
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)

Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): head off the coast to Isle of Pines, enjoy the sand and surf at Piscine Naturelle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oro Bay, and finally explore the activities along Kanumera Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Nokanhoui and then kick back and relax at Kuto Bay.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ile Des Pins trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Ile Des Pins is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to New Caledonia Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Ile Des Pins. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Noumea.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Noumea, New Caledonia — 3 nights

Noumea is known for nature, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: visit a coastal fixture at Amedee Lighthouse, meet the residents at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Vata Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Ilot Maitre.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Noumea trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Ile Des Pins to Noumea by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly to Port Vila.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Port Vila, Vanuatu — 3 nights

Step out of Port Vila with an excursion to Pele Island in Pele Island--about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Evergreen Cascades Waterfall, stop by Gallery Blong Vanuatu, stroll through Hideaway Island Marine Reserve, and admire the natural beauty at The Secret Garden.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Vila trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Noumea to Port Vila takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Nadi.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Nadi, Fiji — 3 nights

Go for a jaunt from Nadi to Sigatoka to see Natadola Beach about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Port Denarau Marina, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nadi online tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Port Vila to Nadi in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Vanuatu Standard Time (VUT) to Fiji Standard Time (FJT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Nadi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

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.