19 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

19 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Papeete, Tahiti
— 4 nights
2
Maharepa, Moorea
— 3 nights
3
Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 2 nights
4
Maupiti Island
— 1 night
5
Bora Bora
— 7 nights

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Faarumai Waterfalls (in Arue) and Bain de Vaima (in Taravao). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, steep yourself in history at James Norman Hall Home, look for gifts at Papeete Roulottes, and see the interesting displays at Musee de la perle et Bijouterie.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Papeete trip itinerary planner.

Montreal, Canada to Papeete is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Papeete is minus 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Montreal in August since evenings lows in Papeete dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Maharepa.

Things to do in Papeete

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tahiti, Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, Faarumai Waterfalls, Bain de Vaima
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Municipal Market
Municipal Market
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
James Norman Hall Home ©
James Norman Hall Home

3
nights
Maharepa, Moorea

Maharepa ©
Maharepa is known for shopping and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Belvedere Lookout, look for gifts at Eva Perles Pearl Buying, take in the awesome beauty at Magic Mountain, and trek along Route des Ananas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Maharepa itinerary planning app.

Getting from Papeete to Maharepa by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. In September, daytime highs in Maharepa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Avatoru.

Things to do in Maharepa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Moorea, Afareaitu Waterfalls
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Lagoonarium ©
Lagoonarium
Belvedere Lookout ©
Belvedere Lookout
Tiki Village Cultural Center ©
Tiki Village Cultural Center

2
nights
Avatoru, Rangiroa

Avatoru ©
The main draw to Avatoru is its stunning location at the northern end of Rangiroa's vast, turquoise coral lagoon.
On the 5th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Recifs, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then stop by Gauguin's Pearl Farm. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Le Lagon Bleu.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Avatoru day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Maharepa to Avatoru in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Maupiti Island.

Things to do in Avatoru

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

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 7th (Mon): get outside with Mt. Teurafaatiu, don't miss a visit to Le Palais de la mer, and then kick back and relax at Tereia Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Maupiti Island online journey maker.

Fly from Avatoru to Maupiti Island in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Maupiti Island

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

7
nights
Bora Bora

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Bora Bora is known for wildlife, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Matira Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Leopard Rays Trench, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Pahia, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bora Bora trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Maupiti Island to Bora Bora. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Off-Road Tours

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