31 days in Noumea & Athens Itinerary

31 days in Noumea & Athens Itinerary

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31 days in Noumea & Athens Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Noumea, New Caledonia
— 11 nights
Fly:  36​h
2
Athens, Greece
— 17 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

11
nights
Noumea, New Caledonia

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Head to Chocolats Morand Noumea and Maison de la Perlefor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Anse Vata Beach and Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue. Get out of town with these interesting Noumea side-trips: Sentier de la petite cascade (in Farino), Pocquereux Randonnees (in La Foa) and La Chutes de la Madeleine (in Yate). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Baie des Citrons, get around town with Dalocean Charter - Day Tours, head off the coast to Ile aux Canards island, and head outdoors with Canons du Ouen Toro.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Noumea journey planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to Noumea is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Noumea, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Noumea

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Dumbea, Yate, Pocquereux Randonnees, Sentier de la petite cascade
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Anse Vata Beach ©
Anse Vata Beach
Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue ©
Plage de la Baie des Citrons ©
Plage de la Baie des Citrons

17
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Head to Monastiraki and Canvasfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Glyfada Beach and Sea Stars. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Vouliagmeni Beach (in Vouliagmeni) and Attica Zoological Park (in Spata). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Plaka, stop by Melissinos Art -The Poet Sandal Maker, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and kick back and relax at Voula Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip website .

Explore your travel options from Noumea to Athens with the Route module. The time zone changes from New Caledonia Time (NCT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Vouliagmeni Beach, Glyfada Beach, Melissokampos, Attica Zoological Park
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Glyfada Beach ©
Glyfada Beach
Monastiraki ©
Monastiraki

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