11 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

11 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
nights
Punaauia, Tahiti

Punaauia ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Point Venus, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Bain de Vaima, and finally explore the world behind art at Paul Gauguin Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Musee de la perle et Bijouterie, steep yourself in history at James Norman Hall Home, and then admire the sheer force of Faarumai Waterfalls.

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Chicago, USA to Punaauia is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Chicago to Punaauia, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Chicago in January: high temperatures in Punaauia hover around 87°F and lows are around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Punaauia

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tahiti, Bain de Vaima, Faarumai Waterfalls, Musee de la perle et Bijouterie
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Point Venus ©
Point Venus
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Faarumai Waterfalls ©
Faarumai Waterfalls

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Matira Beach and Leopard Rays Trench. Get a sense of the local culture at Alain Despert and Bora Art Upstairs. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Otemanu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church, and look for gifts at Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Vaitape travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Punaauia to Vaitape in 3.5 hours. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Moorea.

Things to do in Vaitape

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Bora Bora
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu
Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora ©
Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora

4
nights
Moorea

Moorea ©
On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
Get outdoors at Magic Mountain and Temae Beach. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Tiki Village Cultural Center, look for gifts at Pearl Romance, take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Lookout, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lagoonarium.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Moorea road trip website.

You can ride a ferry from Vaitape to Moorea in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, flight, and car. January in Moorea sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moorea

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Belvedere Lookout ©
Belvedere Lookout
Magic Mountain ©
Magic Mountain
Tiki Village Cultural Center ©
Tiki Village Cultural Center

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