18 days in Los Angeles & French Polynesia Itinerary

18 days in Los Angeles & French Polynesia Itinerary

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Los Angeles, United States
— 1 day
2
Papeete, French Polynesia
— Few hours
3
Maharepa, French Polynesia
— 4 nights
4
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 3 nights
5
Avatoru, French Polynesia
— 4 nights
6
Papeete, French Polynesia
— 1 night
7
Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, thenshop like a local with The Grove, and finally stop by Amoeba Music.

To find photos and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Athens, Greece to Los Angeles is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 10 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Athens in August, with highs in Los Angeles at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Third Street Promenade
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Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Grove ©
The Grove

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Papeete, French Polynesia

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.
To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Papeete trip website.

Getting from Los Angeles to Papeete by flight takes about 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Papeete is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. You will leave for Maharepa on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Papeete

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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nights
Maharepa, French Polynesia

Maharepa ©
We've included these beaches for you: Tiahura Beach and Temae Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Maharepa day trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Papeete to Maharepa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Maharepa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Maharepa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Moorea, Afareaitu Waterfalls, Tiahura Beach
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Temae Beach ©
Temae Beach
Eva Perles Pearl Buying ©
Eva Perles Pearl Buying
Belvedere Lookout ©
Belvedere Lookout

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nights
Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Alain Despert and Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Matira Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Pahia.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bora Bora trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Maharepa to Bora Bora takes 3 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Avatoru.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora ©
Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora

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nights
Avatoru, French Polynesia

Avatoru ©
The main draw to Avatoru is its stunning location at the northern end of Rangiroa's vast, turquoise coral lagoon.
Avatoru is known for wildlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Ile aux Recifs, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and stop by Gauguin's Pearl Farm.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Avatoru visit planning website.

You can fly from Bora Bora to Avatoru in 3.5 hours. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Avatoru

Parks Nature Tours
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Ile aux Recifs ©
Ile aux Recifs
Le Lagon Bleu ©
Le Lagon Bleu
Swim with Dolphins

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night
Papeete, French Polynesia

Papeete ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stop by Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls and then pause for some photo ops at Memorial Site for Nuclear Testings..

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Papeete trip maker website.

You can fly from Avatoru to Papeete in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Papeete

Shopping
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Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls ©
Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls
Memorial Site for Nuclear Testings. ©
Memorial Site for Nuclear Testings.

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): look for gifts at Amoeba Music. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, thenget a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, and finally visit Angelino Heights Historic Area.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Papeete to Los Angeles takes 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from Tahiti Time (TAHT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Papeete in September, Los Angeles is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive
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Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Two Rodeo Drive ©
Two Rodeo Drive

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