11 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

11 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
+3
Fly + Bus + Ferry + Drive:  12 h 30 min
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:  11 h 15 min
End: San Francisco

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 Pearl Romance, steep yourself in history at Tiki Village Cultural Center, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Magic Mountain.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Moorea travel planner.

San Francisco, USA to Moorea is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Moorea due to the time zone difference. In September, Moorea is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 84°F and lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Moorea

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Lookout ©
Belvedere Lookout
Tiki Village Cultural Center ©
Tiki Village Cultural Center
Magic Mountain ©
Magic Mountain

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: enjoy the sand and surf at Matira Beach, contemplate the geological forces at Mount Otemanu, stop by Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora, and see the vivid underwater world at Leopard Rays Trench.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vaitape driving holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Moorea to Vaitape in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, ferry, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Vaitape

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Bora Bora
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 24:
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate the long history of James Norman Hall Home, thenstop by Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls, thenget engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Municipal Market.

Find out how to plan Papeete trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Vaitape to Papeete takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to 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 Sep 24 — 26:
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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