17 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

17 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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17 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Start: Jackson Hole
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
1
Arue, Tahiti
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Tahaa
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Maupiti Island
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h
4
Raiatea
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Ferry:  2​h 15​min
5
Bora Bora
— 5 nights
Ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Moorea
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19​h 15​min
End: Jackson Hole

1
night
Arue, Tahiti

Arue ©
Arue is a commune in the suburbs of Papeete in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get outside with Taravao Plateau, stroll through Taharuu Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, then stop by Tahiti Pearl Market, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Pointe Venus. On your second day here, explore the activities along Point Venus, get outside with Vallee de la Papenoo, view the masterpieces at Manua Exquisite Tahitian Art, then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Perle Robert WAN - The Robert WAN Pearl Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Viamiti Perles.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Arue trip planner .

Jackson Hole, USA to Arue is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Jackson Hole to Arue, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Jackson Hole in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Arue, with highs around 85°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tahaa.

Things to do in Arue

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Papeete, Tahiti, Taravao Plateau, Taharuu Beach, Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
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Taravao Plateau ©
Taravao Plateau
Vallee de la Papenoo ©
Vallee de la Papenoo
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands

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 12th (Tue): get outside with Jardin de Corail, identify plant and animal life at Turtle Conservation Center, then experience rural life at Vallee de la Vanille, and finally head outdoors with Spiaggia di Joe Dassin.

For maps and other tourist information, you can read our Tahaa trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Arue to Tahaa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly to Maupiti Island.

Things to do in Tahaa

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Jardin de Corail ©
Jardin de Corail
Vallee de la Vanille ©
Vallee de la Vanille

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 13th (Wed): make a trip to Le Palais de la mer, then head outdoors with Mt. Teurafaatiu, and then stroll through Tereia Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Maupiti Island day trip planning website .

You can fly from Tahaa to Maupiti Island in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Raiatea.

Things to do in Maupiti Island

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

1
night
Raiatea

Raiatea ©
Green, mountainous, and sacred to the ancient Polynesians, Raiatea is the second largest of the Society Islands.
To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Raiatea day trip app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Maupiti Island to Raiatea in an hour. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Raiatea

Outdoors Shopping Historic Sites
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Mount Tapioi ©
Mount Tapioi
Marae Taputapuātea ©
Marae Taputapuātea
The Anapa Pearl Farm ©
The Anapa Pearl Farm

5
nights
Bora Bora

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Visiting Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Matira Beach will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Leopard Rays Trench and Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls -Bora Bora. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at La Perle de MAIMITI, take in the exciting artwork at Alain Despert, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bora Bora Lagoonarium.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bora Bora trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Raiatea to Bora Bora takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Moorea.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks Shopping Outdoors
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu
Mount Pahia ©
Mount Pahia

5
nights
Moorea

Moorea ©
On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Route des Ananas and Tiki Village Cultural Centre. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ta'ahiamanu Beach and Manahere Adventure. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Lycee Agricole Opunohu, take in the dramatic scenery at Afareaitu Waterfalls, stop by SAB Pearls, and tee off at Moorea Green Pearl Golf Course.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Moorea trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Moorea in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moorea

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

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