16 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

16 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Moorea
— 4 nights
2
Tahaa
— 1 night
3
Maupiti Island
— 1 night
4
Vaitape, Bora Bora
— 4 nights
5
Tikehau
— 1 night
6
Fakarava
— 1 night
7
Taravao, Tahiti
— 2 nights

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Moorea

Moorea ©
On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
Take a break from the city and head to Ta'ahiamanu Beach and Magic Mountain. Route des Ananas and Tiki Village Cultural Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Tiahura Beach, experience rural life at Lycee Agricole Opunohu, admire the sheer force of Afareaitu Waterfalls, and don't miss a visit to Toatea Lookout.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Moorea trip itinerary planning app.

Minneapolis, USA to Moorea is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Moorea due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Minneapolis in March: high temperatures in Moorea hover around 88°F and lows are around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tahaa.

Things to do in Moorea

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Ta'ahiamanu Beach ©
Ta'ahiamanu Beach
Tiahura Beach ©
Tiahura Beach
Route des Ananas ©
Route des Ananas

1
night
Tahaa

Tahaa ©
Taha’a is an island located among the western group, the Leeward Islands, of the Society Islands in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Domaine Pari Pari, head outdoors with Jardin de Corail, then experience rural life at Vallee de la Vanille, and finally head outdoors with Spiaggia di Joe Dassin.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tahaa trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Moorea to Tahaa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can fly to Maupiti Island.

Things to do in Tahaa

Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 18:
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Jardin de Corail ©
Jardin de Corail
Vallee de la Vanille ©
Vallee de la Vanille
Domaine Pari Pari ©
Domaine Pari Pari

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Le Palais de la mer, then head outdoors with Mt. Teurafaatiu, and then kick back and relax at Tereia Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Maupiti Island trip app.

Fly from Tahaa to Maupiti Island in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Maupiti Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Tereia Beach ©
Tereia Beach
Le Palais de la mer ©
Le Palais de la mer

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bora Bora Turtle Centre and Baldini perles. Visiting Matira Beach and Mount Pahia will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Leopard Rays Trench, see the vivid underwater world at White Valley, get impressive views of Mount Otemanu, and view the masterpieces at Alain Despert.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vaitape online trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Maupiti Island to Vaitape. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tikehau.

Things to do in Vaitape

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 23:
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Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu
Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Mount Pahia ©
Mount Pahia

1
night
Tikehau

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get outside with Ile Aux Oiseaux, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Plage La Cloche de Hina, and finally stroll through Plage des Sables Roses.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tikehau trip builder site.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Vaitape to Tikehau in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Fakarava.

Things to do in Tikehau

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 24:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ile Aux Oiseaux ©
Ile Aux Oiseaux

1
night
Fakarava

A Fakarava holiday ensures a chance to explore untouched dive sites, admire old churches fashioned from corals and shells, and laze upon pristine white-sand beaches.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fakarava beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Fakarava road trip planning website.

Fly from Tikehau to Fakarava in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Taravao.

Things to do in Fakarava

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 25:
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Taravao, Tahiti

Taravao ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): head outdoors with Taravao Plateau, explore the activities along Bain de Vaima, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Water Gardens of Vaipahi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Taharuu Beach, and finally admire the masterpieces at Paul Gauguin Museum. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Faarumai Waterfalls, get outside with Vallee de la Papenoo, and then steep yourself in history at Arahurahu Marae.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Taravao travel route planner.

Getting from Fakarava to Taravao by flight takes about 5.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Taravao can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taravao

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:
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The Water Gardens of  Vaipahi ©
The Water Gardens of Vaipahi
Taharuu Beach ©
Taharuu Beach
Taravao Plateau ©
Taravao Plateau

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