16 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

16 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Moorea
— 7 nights
2
Bora Bora
— 4 nights
3
Maupiti Island
— 1 night
4
Papeete, Tahiti
— 1 night

7
nights
Moorea

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 Temae Beach and Tiahura Beach. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Lookout, look for gifts at Eva Perles Pearl Buying, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Magic Mountain, and visit Moorea Dolphin Center.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Moorea journey planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Moorea is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Moorea. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Moorea, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Moorea

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Lagoonarium ©
Lagoonarium
Temae Beach ©
Temae Beach
Tiahura Beach ©
Tiahura Beach

4
nights
Bora Bora

Bora Bora ©
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: stroll through Matira Beach, contemplate the geological forces at Mount Otemanu, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and look for gifts at Albert Store.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bora Bora day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Moorea to Bora Bora in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Maupiti Island.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu

1
night
Maupiti Island

Maupiti Island ©
Tropical paradise doesn't get more surreal than on Maupiti Island, a volcano perched on a coral atoll and surrounded by a horseshoe of forested land.
On the 14th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Tereia Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Maupiti Island road trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bora Bora to Maupiti Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Maupiti Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Tereia Beach ©
Tereia Beach

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.
On the 15th (Tue), steep yourself in history at James Norman Hall Home, browse the eclectic array of goods at Municipal Market, and then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Papeete trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Maupiti Island to Papeete by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In December in Papeete, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 16th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Papeete

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

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