20 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

20 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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20 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly + Drive:  38​h
1
Lifou
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h
3
Ile Des Pins
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h
4
Koumac, Grand Terre
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Bourail, Grand Terre
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  35​h
End: Rome

4
nights
Lifou

Lifou ©
Get outdoors at Plage de Luengoni and Lifou Island.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lifou holiday planner.

Rome, Italy to Lifou is an approximately 38-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Lifou is 10 hours. You'll set off for Noumea on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Lifou

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Plage de Luengoni ©
Plage de Luengoni
Lifou Island ©
Lifou Island
Easo Beach ©
Easo Beach

7
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Amedee Lighthouse Island and Saint Joseph's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Anse Vata Beach and Ilot Maitre. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Chocolats Morand Noumea, step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Canards island, see the interesting displays at Tjibaou Cultural Center, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Noumea holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Lifou to Noumea in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Noumea are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Noumea

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Amedee Lighthouse ©
Amedee Lighthouse
Anse Vata Beach ©
Anse Vata Beach
Ile aux Canards island ©
Ile aux Canards island

3
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.
Visit Piscine Naturelle and Oro Bay for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Kanumera Bay and Grotte de Hortense. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pic N'Ga, make a trip to Upi Bay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuto Bay.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ile Des Pins online itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Noumea to Ile Des Pins in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Koumac.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

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Piscine Naturelle ©
Piscine Naturelle
Kuto Bay ©
Kuto Bay
Oro Bay ©
Oro Bay

2
nights
Koumac, Grand Terre

Koumac ©
Koumac is a commune in the North Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean.HistoryOn 5 January 1977 about 46% of the territory of Koumac was detached and became the commune of Poum.Famous peopleAthlete Arnjolt Beer was born here. To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Koumac trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Ile Des Pins to Koumac with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bourail.

Things to do in Koumac

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Reve Bleu Caledonie ©
Reve Bleu Caledonie

1
night
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 . Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Fort Teremba and then delve into the lush surroundings at Parc des Grandes Fougeres. On your second day here, head outdoors with Ranch de la Courrie and then kick back and relax at Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee.

For photos and other tourist information, use the Bourail vacation trip planner.

Getting from Koumac to Bourail by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bourail

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Fort Teremba, Parc des Grandes Fougeres
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Parc des Grandes Fougeres ©
Parc des Grandes Fougeres
Fort Teremba ©
Fort Teremba

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