20 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

20 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock French Polynesia route planner

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Fly to Faa'a International Airport, Drive to Papetoai
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Papetoai, Moorea
— 4 nights
Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
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Bora Bora
— 8 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to Rangiroa
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Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Papeete, Tahiti
— 5 nights
Fly

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Papetoai, Moorea

— 4 nights
Papetoai is known for adventure, outdoors, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on Moorea Miti Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Moorea Tropical Garden, steep yourself in history at Tiki Village Cultural Center, and soothe aching muscles at Reikilibre-Toi.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Papetoai online travel planner.

Montreal, Canada to Papetoai is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also travel. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Montreal to Papetoai. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in December; daily highs in Papetoai reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Papetoai

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:

Bora Bora

— 8 nights
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: kick back and relax at Matira Beach, stroll through White Valley, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Pahia, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Bora Bora trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Papetoai to Bora Bora by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Fri) before leaving for Avatoru.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 31:

Avatoru, Rangiroa

— 2 nights
The main draw to Avatoru is its stunning location at the northern end of Rangiroa's vast, turquoise coral lagoon.
On the 1st (Sat), look for gifts at Gauguin's Pearl Farm, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then head off the coast to Ile aux Recifs. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Le Lagon Bleu.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Avatoru tour itinerary builder.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Avatoru in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Avatoru

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:

Papeete, Tahiti

— 5 nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Papeete to Punaauia to see Ciao Tahiti Excursions 4x4 - Day Tours about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, take in the natural beauty of Arahoho Blowhole, see majestic marine mammals with Tahiti Lagoon Paradise, and take in the dramatic natural features at Point Venus.

Find out how to plan Papeete trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Avatoru to Papeete in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 7:

French Polynesia travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Gift & Specialty Shops · Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Spanning an area of the South Pacific as large as Western Europe, French Polynesia includes 118 islands and atolls scattered across the blue ocean. White sand beaches (and pink and black) skirt rugged island peaks, while magnificent coral reefs form tranquil lagoons, dyed a startling blue and teeming with fish, eels, dolphins, rays, turtles, and sharks. The names Tahiti and Bora Bora conjure up images of private thatched bungalows built out over a lagoon, and couples silhouetted against the sunset. That said, a wide range of family-run hotels and bed and breakfasts offer less extravagant (and surprisingly affordable) experiences that take in more of the laid-back local culture.