14 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

14 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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14 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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

2
nights
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 20th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Paofai Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Municipal Market, and finally stop by Happy Tahiti. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Musee de la perle et Bijouterie, then contemplate the long history of James Norman Hall Home, and then admire the sheer force of Faarumai Waterfalls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Papeete trip itinerary builder website .

Toronto, Canada to Papeete is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Tahiti Time (TAHT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in December; daily highs in Papeete reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Faarumai Waterfalls, Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, James Norman Hall Home
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Faarumai Waterfalls ©
Faarumai Waterfalls
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Municipal Market
Municipal Market

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, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Otemanu, look for gifts at Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaitape online road trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Papeete to Vaitape in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Opoa.

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
Opoa, Raiatea

Opoa ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Motu Iriru and then explore the ancient world of Marae Taputapuātea.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Opoa driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Vaitape to Opoa takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Moorea.

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

4
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: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lagoonarium, experience rural life at Lycee Agricole Opunohu, and steep yourself in history at Tiki Village Cultural Center.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Moorea attractions planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Opoa to Moorea in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry. In December in Moorea, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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

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