22 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

22 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Papeete, Tahiti
— 4 nights
2
Maupiti Island
— 1 night
3
Bora Bora
— 7 nights
4
Moorea
— 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 Taravao (Bain de Vaima & The Water Gardens of Vaipahi). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, stop by Trou du Souffleur de Arahoho, hunt for treasures at Municipal Market, and pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Papeete visit site.

Detroit, USA to Papeete is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Tahiti Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Detroit in May, expect nights in Papeete to be warmer, around 75°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 86°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Maupiti Island.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Tahiti, Taravao, Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, Faarumai Waterfalls
Find places to stay May 12 — 17:
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Paofai Gardens ©
Paofai Gardens
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Municipal Market
Municipal Market

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get outside with Mt. Teurafaatiu, then make a trip to Le Palais de la mer, and then kick back and relax at Tereia Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Maupiti Island trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Papeete to Maupiti Island in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Maupiti Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay May 17 — 18:
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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: kick back and relax at Matira Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Tupitipiti Point, get impressive views of Mount Otemanu, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church.

Before you visit Bora Bora, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Explore your travel options from Maupiti Island to Bora Bora with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Moorea.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 18 — 25:
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu

7
nights
Moorea

Moorea ©
On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
Moorea is known for wildlife, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Belvedere Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Moorea Tropical Garden, stop by Moorea Dolphin Center, and steep yourself in history at Tiki Village Cultural Center.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Moorea day trip tool.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Bora Bora to Moorea in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in May, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moorea

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay May 25 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Lagoonarium ©
Lagoonarium
Belvedere Lookout ©
Belvedere Lookout
Tiki Village Cultural Center ©
Tiki Village Cultural Center

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