12 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

12 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Papeete, Tahiti
— 1 night
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:  15 h 15 min
End: Brisbane

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 10th (Fri): look for gifts at Fluid Tahiti, admire the sheer force of Faarumai Waterfalls, thencontemplate the long history of James Norman Hall Home, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Assemblee De La Polynesie Francaise, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Taharuu Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Point Venus.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Papeete vacation builder website.

Brisbane, Australia to Papeete is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Papeete is minus 20 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in April: high temperatures in Papeete hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tahiti, Taharuu Beach, Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, Faarumai Waterfalls
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Faarumai Waterfalls ©
Faarumai Waterfalls
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
James Norman Hall Home ©
James Norman Hall Home

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.
Bring the kids along to Matira Beach and Mount Pahia. There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Otemanu, stop by JENA, explore the galleries of Bora Art Upstairs, and pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Vaitape trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Papeete to Vaitape takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Moorea.

Things to do in Vaitape

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bora Bora
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu
Mount Pahia ©
Mount Pahia

4
nights
Moorea

Moorea ©
On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Belvedere Lookout and Magic Mountain. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Tiki Village Cultural Center, admire the sheer force of Afareaitu Waterfalls, stop by Pearl Romance, and kick back and relax at Tiahura Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Moorea online driving holiday planner.

Ride a ferry from Vaitape to Moorea in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and car. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon 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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