15 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

15 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Papeete, Tahiti
— 3 nights
Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 2 nights
Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
Bora Bora
— 5 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to Moorea, Taxi to Papetoai
Papetoai, Moorea
— 3 nights


Papeete, Tahiti

— 3 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bain de Vaima (in Taravao) and Faarumai Waterfalls (in Arue). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, explore the world behind art at Paul Gauguin Museum, get up close to creatures of the deep with Tahiti Lagoon Paradise, and look for gifts at Papeete Roulottes.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Papeete travel route planner.

Athens, Greece to Papeete is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Papeete is minus 12 hours. In September in Papeete, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Avatoru.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Avatoru, Rangiroa

— 2 nights
The main draw to Avatoru is its stunning location at the northern end of Rangiroa's vast, turquoise coral lagoon.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, admire all the interesting features of Gauguin's Pearl Farm, and then step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Recifs. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Le Lagon Bleu.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Avatoru trip app.

Traveling by flight from Papeete to Avatoru takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Avatoru

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Bora Bora

— 5 nights
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Bora Bora is known for wildlife, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Matira Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Pahia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bora Bora Turtle Centre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bora Bora trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Avatoru to Bora Bora takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Papetoai.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:

Papetoai, Moorea

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stop by Pearl Romance, then get a new perspective on things with Moorea Miti Tours, and then take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Lookout. On your second day here, stop by Moorea Dolphin Center, then contemplate the long history of Tiki Village Cultural Center, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Magic Mountain.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Papetoai trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Bora Bora to Papetoai takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Papetoai

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

French Polynesia travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Gift & Specialty Shops · Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Spanning an area of the South Pacific as large as Western Europe, French Polynesia includes 118 islands and atolls scattered across the blue ocean. White sand beaches (and pink and black) skirt rugged island peaks, while magnificent coral reefs form tranquil lagoons, dyed a startling blue and teeming with fish, eels, dolphins, rays, turtles, and sharks. The names Tahiti and Bora Bora conjure up images of private thatched bungalows built out over a lagoon, and couples silhouetted against the sunset. That said, a wide range of family-run hotels and bed and breakfasts offer less extravagant (and surprisingly affordable) experiences that take in more of the laid-back local culture.