17 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

17 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

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17 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Atiu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Aitutaki
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
Rarotonga
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
Melbourne

2
days
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). Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Atiu Fibre Arts Studio. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Anatakitaki Cave (Kopeka Cave). On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Atiu Fibre Arts Studio.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Atiu driving holiday planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Atiu is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Atiu, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Atiu

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3
days
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 Mount Maungapu. There's still lots to do: stroll through Aitutaki Lagoon, head off the coast to Moturakau, look for gifts at T & S Artworx, and take in nature's colorful creations at Aitutaki Secret Garden.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Aitutaki day trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Atiu to Aitutaki. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rarotonga.

Things to do in Aitutaki

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Aitutaki Lagoon ©
Aitutaki Lagoon
One Foot Island ©
One Foot Island
O'otu Beach ©
O'otu Beach

10
days
Rarotonga

Rarotonga ©
The center of Rarotonga is a mass of peaks and ridges, closely thatched with dense jungle.
Step off the beaten path and head to Matutu Brewery and Aroa Marine Reserve. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Muri Lagoon, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, do a tasting at Koteka Winery, and contemplate the long history of Cook Islands Cultural Village.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rarotonga road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Aitutaki to Rarotonga takes 1.5 hours. September in Rarotonga sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Rarotonga

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Black Rock Beach ©
Black Rock Beach
Muri Lagoon ©
Muri Lagoon
Titikaveka Beach ©
Titikaveka Beach

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