15 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

15 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly:  27 h
1
Atiu
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h
2
Aitutaki
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Rarotonga
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Newark

1
day
Atiu

Atiu
Atiu, also known as Enuamanu, is an island 187 km northeast of Rarotonga, in the Southern Islands group of the Cook Islands Archipelago.GeographyAtiu is a raised volcanic island surrounded by a reef from which rise 6m cliffs of fossilized coral (makatea). Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Anatakitaki Cave (Kopeka Cave).

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Atiu route planner.

Newark, USA to Atiu is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Atiu is minus 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Atiu

Parks Nature
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4
nights
Aitutaki

Aitutaki ©
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Discover out-of-the-way places like O'otu Beach and Aitutaki Secret Garden. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Moturakau, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Maungapu, get outside with Akaiami, and look for gifts at T & S Artworx.

Before you visit Aitutaki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Atiu to Aitutaki. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rarotonga.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:
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O'otu Beach ©
O'otu Beach
Aitutaki Lagoon ©
Aitutaki Lagoon
Moturakau ©
Moturakau

8
nights
Rarotonga

Rarotonga ©
The center of Rarotonga is a mass of peaks and ridges, closely thatched with dense jungle.
Visit Black Rock Beach and Titikaveka Beach for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Aroa Marine Reserve and Te Ara- Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tikioki Marine Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Cook Islands Library & Museum, admire all the interesting features of Hospital Hill Lookout, and stop by Tokerau Jim.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rarotonga trip planning site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Aitutaki to Rarotonga in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Rarotonga are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rarotonga

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 7:
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Titikaveka Beach ©
Titikaveka Beach
Tikioki Marine Reserve ©
Tikioki Marine Reserve
Takitumu Conservation Area ©
Takitumu Conservation Area

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