11 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

11 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
+3
Fly + Bus + Ferry + Drive:  17 h
1
Moorea
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
2
Vaitape, Bora Bora
— 5 nights
Ferry + Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Papeete, Tahiti
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Chicago

3
nights
Moorea

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Belvedere Lookout, stop by Moorea Dolphin Center, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lagoonarium, and take in the awesome beauty at Magic Mountain.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Moorea online journey maker.

Chicago, USA to Moorea is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, ferry, and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Tahiti Time (TAHT) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Chicago in January, expect Moorea to be much hotter, temps between 87°F and 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Moorea

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:
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Belvedere Lookout ©
Belvedere Lookout
Tiki Village Cultural Center ©
Tiki Village Cultural Center
Lagoonarium ©
Lagoonarium

5
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, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Otemanu, explore the gorgeous colors at Leopard Rays Trench, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bora Bora Turtle Centre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church.

Make your Vaitape itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can ride a ferry from Moorea to Vaitape in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Vaitape

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Bora Bora
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu
Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora ©
Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): steep yourself in history at James Norman Hall Home, thenlook for gifts at Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls, thentake an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, and finally hunt for treasures at Municipal Market.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Papeete trip maker site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Vaitape to Papeete in 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Papeete are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Papeete

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

James Norman Hall Home, Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Municipal Market
Municipal Market
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
James Norman Hall Home ©
James Norman Hall Home

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