15 days in New Caledonia & Paris Itinerary

15 days in New Caledonia & Paris Itinerary

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15 days in New Caledonia & Paris Itinerary

Start: Mare, New Caledonia
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Bourail, New Caledonia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
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Dumbea, New Caledonia
— 2 nights
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Drive + Fly + Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
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Lifou, New Caledonia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1​h
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Ouvea, New Caledonia
— Few hours
Fly:  40​h
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
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Noumea, New Caledonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
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Mare, New Caledonia
— 1 night
End: Mare, New Caledonia

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Bourail, New Caledonia

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 . On the 31st (Tue), kick back and relax at Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee, then trek along Sentier de la petite cascade, then take an in-depth tour of Musee de Bourail, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Eglise de Bourail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Fort Teremba and then stroll through Parc des Grandes Fougeres.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bourail trip planner.

Mare to Bourail is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and car. In May, daytime highs in Bourail are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Dumbea.

Things to do in Bourail

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Farino, Fort Teremba
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Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee ©
Sentier de la petite cascade ©
Sentier de la petite cascade
Musee de Bourail ©
Musee de Bourail

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Dumbea, New Caledonia

Dumbea
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): play a few rounds at Golf De Dumbea.

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Traveling by car from Bourail to Dumbea takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, daytime highs in Dumbea are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you're off toIle Des Pins.

Things to do in Dumbea

Golf Outdoors
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Upi Bay as well as Oro Bay. On the 3rd (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Kanumera Bay and then don't miss a visit to Upi Bay. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Piscine Naturelle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro Bay, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Hortense, and finally don't miss a visit to Vestiges du Bagne.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ile Des Pins day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Dumbea to Ile Des Pins in 1.5 hours. In June in Ile Des Pins, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

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

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Lifou, New Caledonia

Lifou ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Easo Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Lifou Island, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Lourdes.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lifou trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Ile Des Pins to Lifou by flight takes about 3 hours. In June in Lifou, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ouvea.

Things to do in Lifou

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Lifou Island ©
Lifou Island
Plage de Luengoni ©
Plage de Luengoni
Easo Beach ©
Easo Beach

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Ouvea, New Caledonia

Ouvea
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Do a combination of car and flight from Lifou to Ouvea in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Ouvea are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel to Paris.

Things to do in Ouvea

Adventure Tours Wildlife
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Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
On the 8th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the views from Pont Alexandre III. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, and finally pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ouvea to Paris. Traveling from Ouvea to Paris, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ouvea in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Paris, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Noumea.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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Noumea, New Caledonia

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Noumea online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Paris to Noumea in 27 hours. Traveling from Paris to Noumea, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mare.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie ©
Anse Vata Beach ©
Anse Vata Beach
Tjibaou Cultural Center ©
Tjibaou Cultural Center

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Mare, New Caledonia

Mare
For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mare online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Noumea to Mare takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 14th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Mare

Parks Nature Outdoors
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