12 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

12 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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12 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Moorea
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Opoa, Raiatea
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Vaitape, Bora Bora
— 5 nights
Ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Papeete, Tahiti
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Toronto

3
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: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lagoonarium, take a memorable tour with Tours, and relax in the rural setting at Lycee Agricole Opunohu.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Moorea trip itinerary planning app .

Toronto, Canada to Moorea is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Moorea. Traveling from Toronto in December, things will get warmer in Moorea: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Opoa.

Things to do in Moorea

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Belvedere Lookout ©
Belvedere Lookout
Tiki Village Cultural Center ©
Tiki Village Cultural Center

1
night
Opoa, Raiatea

Opoa ©
On the 23rd (Mon), head off the coast to Motu Iriru and then contemplate the long history of Marae Taputapuātea.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Opoa trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Moorea to Opoa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Opoa

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Motu Iriru
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Motu Iriru ©
Motu Iriru
Marae Taputapuātea ©
Marae Taputapuātea

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, zoos & aquariums, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Matira Beach, contemplate the geological forces at Mount Otemanu, see the vivid underwater world at Leopard Rays Trench, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vaitape journey planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Opoa to Vaitape takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) 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
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu

1
night
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 29th (Sun): stop by Happy Tahiti, browse the eclectic array of goods at Municipal Market, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, and finally admire the natural beauty at Paofai Gardens.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Papeete road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Vaitape to Papeete takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. In December, daytime highs in Papeete are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Papeete

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trip

Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
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Municipal Market
Municipal Market
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Paofai Gardens ©
Paofai Gardens