17 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

17 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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17 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  27​h
1
Papeete
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
2
Opoa
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Moorea
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Taravao
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Stockholm

4
nights
Papeete

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.
Head to Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls and Municipal Marketfor some retail therapy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like James Norman Hall Home and Notre Dame Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, see the interesting displays at La Maison James Norman Hall, head outdoors with Vallee de la Papenoo, and take in the dramatic scenery at Fautaua.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Papeete trip itinerary planning app .

Stockholm, Sweden to Papeete is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Tahiti Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. Traveling from Stockholm in June, you will find days in Papeete are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are much warmer (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Opoa.

Things to do in Papeete

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tahiti, Arue, Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
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Fautaua ©
Fautaua
Vallee de la Papenoo ©
Vallee de la Papenoo
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands

2
nights
Opoa

Opoa ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Marae Taputapuātea and then head outdoors with Mount Tapioi. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Vairua Perles and then step off the mainland to explore Motu Iriru.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Opoa trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Papeete to Opoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Moorea.

Things to do in Opoa

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uturoa, Motu Iriru
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Mount Tapioi ©
Mount Tapioi
Marae Taputapuātea ©
Marae Taputapuātea
Motu Iriru ©
Motu Iriru

5
nights
Moorea

Moorea ©
On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tiahura Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Route des Ananas and Toatea Lookout. There's still lots to do: stop by Ron Hall Pearls, contemplate the long history of Tiki Village Cultural Center, kick back and relax at Ta'ahiamanu Beach, and see Off-Road Tours.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Moorea trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Opoa to Moorea takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Taravao.

Things to do in Moorea

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Route des Ananas ©
Route des Ananas
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ron Hall Pearls ©
Ron Hall Pearls

3
nights
Taravao

Taravao ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Taharuu Beach, then admire the natural beauty at The Water Gardens of Vaipahi, and then explore the world behind art at Paul Gauguin Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Faarumai Waterfalls and then head outdoors with Taravao Plateau.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Taravao vacation maker .

You can drive from Moorea to Taravao in 3 hours. June in Taravao sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taravao

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Taharuu Beach, Faarumai Waterfalls, Paul Gauguin Museum
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The Water Gardens of  Vaipahi ©
The Water Gardens of Vaipahi
Faarumai Waterfalls ©
Faarumai Waterfalls
Taravao Plateau ©
Taravao Plateau

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