21 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

21 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  25 h
1
Papeete, Tahiti
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
3
Bora Bora
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Maupiti Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
5
Papetoai, Moorea
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Taravao, Tahiti
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Nuku Hiva
— 2 nights
Fly:  33 h
End: London

5
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.
Step out of Papeete to go to Ha'apiti and see Tiahura Beach, which is approximately 2h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, examine the collection at Musee de la perle et Bijouterie, take in nature's colorful creations at Paofai Gardens, and explore the striking landscape at Point Venus.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Papeete road trip planning website.

London, UK to Papeete is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Tahiti Time (TAHT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in October: high temperatures in Papeete hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Avatoru.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Tahiti, Arue, Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, Lagoonarium, Tiahura Beach
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Lagoonarium ©
Lagoonarium
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Municipal Market
Municipal Market

1
night
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 14th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Recifs, thenlook for gifts at Gauguin's Pearl Farm, and then step off the mainland to explore Le Lagon Bleu.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Avatoru trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Papeete to Avatoru by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Avatoru

Nature Parks Shopping
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Ile aux Recifs ©
Ile aux Recifs
Le Lagon Bleu ©
Le Lagon Bleu
Gauguin's Pearl Farm ©
Gauguin's Pearl Farm

5
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: stroll through Matira Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see Off-Road Tours, and see the vivid underwater world at White Valley.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bora Bora online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Avatoru to Bora Bora in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Maupiti Island.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Off-Road Tours
Bora Bora Lagoonarium ©
Bora Bora Lagoonarium

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.
On the 20th (Tue), stroll through Tereia Beach, get outside with Mt. Teurafaatiu, and then make a trip to Le Palais de la mer.

Make your Maupiti Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bora Bora to Maupiti Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Papetoai.

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

2
nights
Papetoai, Moorea

Papetoai ©
On the 21st (Wed), stop by Moorea Dolphin Center, thencontemplate the long history of Tiki Village Cultural Center, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Moorea Tropical Garden, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Magic Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Lycee Agricole Opunohu, thenget great views at Belvedere Lookout, thenstop by Eva Perles Pearl Buying, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Temae Beach.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Papetoai road trip site.

Getting from Maupiti Island to Papetoai by flight takes about 4 hours. In October in Papetoai, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Taravao.

Things to do in Papetoai

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Moorea, Eva Perles Pearl Buying
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Magic Mountain ©
Magic Mountain
Belvedere Lookout ©
Belvedere Lookout
Tiki Village Cultural Center ©
Tiki Village Cultural Center

2
nights
Taravao, Tahiti

Taravao ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): head outdoors with Taravao Plateau, admire the masterpieces at Paul Gauguin Museum, thenadmire the natural beauty at The Water Gardens of Vaipahi, thensteep yourself in history at James Norman Hall Home, and finally stop by Tahiti Perles.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Taravao trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Papetoai to Taravao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In October in Taravao, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nuku Hiva.

Things to do in Taravao

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tahiti
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
The Water Gardens of  Vaipahi ©
The Water Gardens of Vaipahi
James Norman Hall Home ©
James Norman Hall Home
Paul Gauguin Museum ©
Paul Gauguin Museum

2
nights
Nuku Hiva

Nuku Hiva
Nuku Hiva is known for historic sites and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Nuku Hiva planning site.

You can fly from Taravao to Nuku Hiva in 6 hours. On the 26th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Nuku Hiva

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral

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