29 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

29 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
+3
Train + Bus + Fly + Taxi:  17 h
1
Rarotonga
— 15 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Aitutaki
— 12 nights
Fly + Drive:  30 h
End: New York City

15
nights
Rarotonga

Rarotonga ©
The center of Rarotonga is a mass of peaks and ridges, closely thatched with dense jungle.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cook Island Christian Church (CICC) and Cook Islands Cultural Village. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Muri Lagoon and Titikaveka Beach. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph's Cathedral, learn about winemaking at Koteka Winery, take in nature's colorful creations at Maire Nui Botanical Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Cook Islands Library & Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rarotonga driving holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Rarotonga is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of subway, train, bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of subway, train, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Cook Islands Standard Time (CKT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in April, expect Rarotonga to be much warmer, temps between 83°F and 74°F. You'll set off for Aitutaki on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Rarotonga

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Cook Island Christian Church (CICC) ©
Cook Island Christian Church (CICC)
Titikaveka Beach ©
Titikaveka Beach
Muri Lagoon ©
Muri Lagoon

12
nights
Aitutaki

Aitutaki ©
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Relax by the water at Aitutaki Lagoon and O'otu Beach. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to One Foot Island, admire the natural beauty at Aitutaki Secret Garden, cast your line with a fishing tour, and head outdoors with Akaiami.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Aitutaki trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Rarotonga to Aitutaki in 3 hours. On the 20th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Aitutaki

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Aitutaki Lagoon ©
Aitutaki Lagoon
One Foot Island ©
One Foot Island
O'otu Beach ©
O'otu Beach

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