12 days in Bora Bora, Tahiti & Bali Itinerary

12 days in Bora Bora, Tahiti & Bali Itinerary

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12 days in Bora Bora, Tahiti & Bali Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly + ferry:  15​h 45​min
1
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Arue, French Polynesia
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20​h
3
Kuta, Indonesia
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: San Francisco, United States


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2
nights
Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Take a break from the city and head to Matira Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Otemanu, look for gifts at Sibani Perles, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bora Bora online travel route planner .

San Francisco, USA to Bora Bora is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Tahiti Time is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Arue.

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Parks Nature Beaches
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu
Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church ©

1
night
Arue, French Polynesia

Arue ©
Arue is a commune in the suburbs of Papeete in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Faarumai Waterfalls, steep yourself in history at James Norman Hall Home, and then take a memorable tour with Tahiti Trip Fishing.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Arue online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Bora Bora to Arue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and car. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in March, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Arue

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Side Trips

James Norman Hall Home, Tahiti Trip Fishing
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Faarumai Waterfalls ©
Faarumai Waterfalls
James Norman Hall Home ©
James Norman Hall Home

5
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Visit Kuta Beach - Bali and Jimbaran Bay for some beach relaxation. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tanah Lot Temple and Uluwatu Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuta: Ubud (Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary & Elephant Cave Ubud), Karang Beach (in Sanur) and Tirta Empul Temple (in Tampaksiring). Spend the 21st (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Pantai Sanur, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Safari Park, and view the masterpieces at Nacivet Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuta journey planner .

Explore your travel options from Arue to Kuta with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from Arue to Kuta. March in Kuta sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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Seminyak, Ubud, Denpasar, Jimbaran Bay, Tirta Empul Temple
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Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur
Kuta Beach - Bali ©
Kuta Beach - Bali

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