17 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

17 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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17 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Papeete, Tahiti
— 10 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h 45​min
2
Vaitape, Bora Bora
— 3 nights
ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Moorea
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  17​h
End: San Diego

10
nights
Papeete, Tahiti

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Papeete: Faarumai Waterfalls (in Arue), Taravao (The Water Gardens of Vaipahi, Bain de Vaima, & more) and Taharuu Beach (in Papara). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, contemplate the long history of James Norman Hall Home, admire the masterpieces at Paul Gauguin Museum, and look for gifts at Papeete Roulottes.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Papeete day trip planner .

San Diego, USA to Papeete is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Tahiti Time (TAHT) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Diego in June; daily highs in Papeete reach 85°F and lows reach 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tahiti, Taravao, Arue, Punaauia, Taharuu Beach
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Point Venus ©
Point Venus
Faarumai Waterfalls ©
Faarumai Waterfalls
Fautaua ©
Fautaua

3
nights
Vaitape, Bora Bora

Perched at the foot of Bora Bora's emerald peak, by the side of the deep blue central lagoon, Vaitape is breathtakingly beautiful.
Vaitape is known for wildlife, shopping, zoos & aquariums, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Matira Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Otemanu, stop by Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls -Bora Bora, and explore the galleries of Bora Art Upstairs.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vaitape trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Papeete to Vaitape takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Moorea.

Things to do in Vaitape

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bora Bora
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu

3
nights
Moorea

On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then see Off-Road Tours, and then stop by Pearl Romance. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Route des Ananas, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Magic Mountain, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Moorea road trip app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Vaitape to Moorea takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moorea

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Magic Mountain ©
Magic Mountain

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