12 days in Tahiti, Bora Bora & Moorea Itinerary

12 days in Tahiti, Bora Bora & Moorea Itinerary

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12 days in Tahiti, Bora Bora & Moorea Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Papeete
— 2 nights
Fly + Ferry:  2​h 45​min
2
Vaitape
— 4 nights
Ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Moorea
— 4 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Salt Lake City

2
nights
Papeete

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 11th (Fri): kick back and relax at Taharuu Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, then view the masterpieces at Manua Exquisite Tahitian Art, and finally stop by Viamiti Perles. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Vallee de la Papenoo, explore the activities along Bain de Vaima, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Water Gardens of Vaipahi.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Papeete online itinerary planner .

Salt Lake City, USA to Papeete is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Papeete is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, Papeete is a bit warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Taravao, Vallee de la Papenoo, Taharuu Beach, Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
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The Water Gardens of  Vaipahi ©
The Water Gardens of Vaipahi
Vallee de la Papenoo ©
Vallee de la Papenoo
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands

4
nights
Vaitape

Perched at the foot of Bora Bora's emerald peak, by the side of the deep blue central lagoon, Vaitape is breathtakingly beautiful.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church and Bora Art Upstairs. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fishing Charters & Tours. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bora Bora Turtle Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Matira Beach, stop by La Perle de MAIMITI, and see the vivid underwater world at Leopard Rays Trench.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vaitape trip planner .

Getting from Papeete to Vaitape by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Moorea.

Things to do in Vaitape

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Bora Bora
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church ©

4
nights
Moorea

On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ta'ahiamanu Beach and Tiahura Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Route des Ananas, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, stop by Moana Pearls, and tee off at Moorea Green Pearl Golf Course.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Moorea route maker site .

Getting from Vaitape to Moorea by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight. September in Moorea sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moorea

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Ta'ahiamanu Beach ©
Ta'ahiamanu Beach
Tiahura Beach ©
Tiahura Beach

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