19 days in Tahiti, Papetoai & Bora Bora Itinerary

19 days in Tahiti, Papetoai & Bora Bora Itinerary

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Papeete
— 3 nights
Taxi
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Faa'a
Drive
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Punaauia
Drive
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Papara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Taravao
— 2 nights
Drive
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Papeete
— 1 night
Fly to Moorea, Taxi to Papetoai
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Papetoai
— 2 nights
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Taxi to Moorea, Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
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Bora Bora
— 4 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to Papeete
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Papeete
— 3 nights
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Papeete

— 3 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.
On the 9th (Sat), stop by Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then don't miss a visit to Temple Protestant de Paofai. On your second day here, buy something for everyone on your list at BIJOUTERIE TAVITA, head outdoors with Vallee de la Papenoo, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Tomb of King Pomare V.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Papeete vacation app.

Seattle, USA to Papeete is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Papeete, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in October: high temperatures in Papeete hover around 85°F and lows are around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Faa'a.

Things to do in Papeete

Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites · Tours

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Faa'a

Faaa is a commune in the suburbs of Papeete in French Polynesia, an overseas country of France in the Pacific Ocean. For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Faa'a trip itinerary planner.

Faa'a is very close to Papeete. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in October, and nighttime lows around 73°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Punaauia.

Things to do in Faa'a

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
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Punaauia

Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with Tahiti Lagoon Paradise.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Punaauia itinerary planner.

Punaauia is just a stone's throw from Faa'a. In October, daily temperatures in Punaauia can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Papara.

Things to do in Punaauia

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Papara

— 2 nights
On the 12th (Tue), get a dose of the wild on Aratai Safari and then explore the fascinating underground world of Maraa Grotto.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Papara trip maker.

Papara is just a short distance from Punaauia. October in Papara sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Taravao.

Things to do in Papara

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Taravao

— 2 nights
Spend the 13th (Wed) spotting exotic species with Tahiti Safari Expedition.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Taravao day trip app.

Taravao is just a short distance from Papara. In October, daily temperatures in Taravao can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Papeete.

Things to do in Taravao

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Papeete

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): look for gifts at Viamiti Perles.

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

Traveling by car from Taravao to Papeete takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Papetoai.

Things to do in Papeete

Shopping
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Papetoai

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): meet some fierce fish with Moorea Miti Tours, get great views at Belvedere Lookout, and then wander the streets of Route des Ananas. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Pareo Perso, stop by Moorea Dolphin Center, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Magic Mountain.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Papetoai journey site.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Papeete to Papetoai in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Papetoai

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Bora Bora

— 4 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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bora Bora Turtle Centre, get interesting insight from Tours, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Otemanu.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bora Bora online trip maker.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Papetoai to Bora Bora in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Papeete

— 3 nights
Enjoy Papeete some more: browse the eclectic array of goods at Municipal Market, take in the natural beauty of Arahoho Blowhole, appreciate the history behind Memorial Site for Nuclear Testings., and take in nature's colorful creations at Paofai Gardens.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Papeete road trip tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Papeete in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

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Tahiti travel guide

4.1
Gift & Specialty Shops · Flea Markets · Safaris
The largest and probably best-known of the French Polynesian islands, Tahiti remains synonymous with turquoise coral lagoons, lush tropical vegetation, and palm-fringed beaches of black, volcanic sand. Tall, green mountains rise out of the blue ocean, lined with deep valleys, foaming waterfalls, and tumbling streams. Settlements skirt the island, including French Polynesia's small but vibrant capital Pape'ete, where colorful architecture, a bustling market, and smiling locals generate a great deal of charm. Top things to do here include exploring the island's rugged interior, as well as experiencing the traditional culture through archeological sites and hip-shaking music and dance.

Moorea travel guide

4.5
Waterskiing & Jetskiing · Gift & Specialty Shops · Nature & Wildlife Tours
On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys. Hiking routes take you past tumbling waterfalls and ferny cliffs, to villages painted pastel and gardens filled with hibiscus. Birds of paradise fly from tree to tree, while rays, sharks, and fish of every color flit among the protective coral reefs around the island. Swim in the irresistibly warm, translucent waters of the lagoon, and head to the tiki village at night, where grass-skirted dancers shake their hips to thunderous percussion and fire dancers trace glowing trails against the darkness.