10 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

10 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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10 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Moorea
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h 45​min
2
Vaitape, Bora Bora
— 4 nights
ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Papeete, Tahiti
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Moorea

On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
Moorea is known for wildlife, adventure, shopping, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of Tiki Village Cultural Center, get interesting insight from Tours, and take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Lookout.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Moorea trip itinerary site .

Sydney, Australia to Moorea is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Tahiti Time (TAHT), which is usually a -20 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in March: high temperatures in Moorea hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Moorea

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Magic Mountain ©
Magic Mountain

4
nights
Vaitape, Bora Bora

Vaitape ©
Perched at the foot of Bora Bora's emerald peak, by the side of the deep blue central lagoon, Vaitape is breathtakingly beautiful.
Vaitape is known for wildlife, shopping, zoos & aquariums, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Matira Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Bora Art Upstairs, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vaitape holiday maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Moorea to Vaitape in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Vaitape

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bora Bora
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Speed Boats Tours
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu

2
nights
Papeete, Tahiti

Papeete ©
The capital of French Polynesia, Pape'ete amounts to little more than a medium-sized town by Western standards, but it is still a thriving hub of culture and commerce.
On the 20th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Faarumai Waterfalls, contemplate the long history of James Norman Hall Home, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, and finally stop by Viamiti Perles.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Papeete road trip planner.

Getting from Vaitape to Papeete by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight. In March, daytime highs in Papeete are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Papeete

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, James Norman Hall Home, Faarumai Waterfalls
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Faarumai Waterfalls ©
Faarumai Waterfalls
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
James Norman Hall Home ©
James Norman Hall Home