16 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

16 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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16 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
+4
Bus + Fly + Bus + Ferry + Drive:  19 h 30 min
1
Moorea
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Tahaa
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Maupiti Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Vaitape, Bora Bora
— 4 nights
Ferry + Fly:  3 h
5
Tikehau
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
6
Fakarava
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Taravao, Tahiti
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Minneapolis

4
nights
Moorea

Moorea ©
On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ta'ahiamanu Beach and Tiahura Beach. Route des Ananas and Tiki Village Cultural Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Afareaitu Waterfalls, see Off-Road Tours, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Moorea holiday planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Moorea is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Tahiti Time (TAHT), which is usually a -4 hour 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 up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Tahaa.

Things to do in Moorea

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

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. On the 18th (Wed), sample the fine beverages at Domaine Pari Pari, get outside with Jardin de Corail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Conservation Center, then relax in the rural setting at Vallee de la Vanille, and finally head outdoors with Spiaggia di Joe Dassin.

You can plan Tahaa trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can fly from Moorea to Tahaa in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Maupiti Island.

Things to do in Tahaa

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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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.
On the 19th (Thu), make a trip to Le Palais de la mer, then get outside with Mt. Teurafaatiu, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tereia Beach.

Plan a trip to Maupiti Island easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Tahaa to Maupiti Island takes 2 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.
Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church and Alain Despert are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bora Bora Turtle Centre and Leopard Rays Trench. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Matira Beach, look for gifts at Baldini perles, get interesting insight from Tours, and contemplate the geological forces at Mount Otemanu.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaitape online attractions planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maupiti Island to Vaitape. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Tikehau.

Things to do in Vaitape

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bora Bora
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu
Mount Pahia ©
Mount Pahia

1
night
Tikehau

Tikehau ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): head outdoors with Ile Aux Oiseaux, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage La Cloche de Hina, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Sables Roses.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Tikehau online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Vaitape to Tikehau takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Fakarava.

Things to do in Tikehau

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Ile Aux Oiseaux ©
Ile Aux Oiseaux
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fakarava beach.

Plan a trip to Fakarava easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Tikehau to Fakarava takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Taravao.

Things to do in Fakarava

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Taravao, Tahiti

Taravao ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get outside with Taravao Plateau, explore the activities along Bain de Vaima, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Water Gardens of Vaipahi, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Taharuu Beach, and finally explore the world behind art at Paul Gauguin Museum. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Faarumai Waterfalls, then head outdoors with Vallee de la Papenoo, and then contemplate the long history of Arahurahu Marae.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Taravao trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Fakarava to Taravao in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Taravao

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Tahiti, Arahurahu Marae, Taharuu Beach, Faarumai Waterfalls
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Taravao Plateau ©
Taravao Plateau
Taharuu Beach ©
Taharuu Beach
The Water Gardens of  Vaipahi ©
The Water Gardens of Vaipahi

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