29 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

29 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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29 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Start: Papeete, Tahiti
Fly:  2 h 15 min
1
Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Maupiti Island
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Moorea
— 9 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Ferry:  2 h 45 min
4
Vaitape, Bora Bora
— 10 nights
+2
Ferry + Fly + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
5
Opoa, Raiatea
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Papeete, Tahiti
— 6 nights
End: Papeete, Tahiti

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): experience rural life at Gauguin's Pearl Farm and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Le Lagon Bleu.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Avatoru visit planner.

Papeete to Avatoru is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Maupiti Island.

Things to do in Avatoru

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Le Lagon Bleu ©
Le Lagon Bleu
Swim with Dolphins
Gauguin's Pearl Farm ©
Gauguin's Pearl Farm

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 19th (Fri): head outdoors with Mt. Teurafaatiu, then make a trip to Le Palais de la mer, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tereia Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Maupiti Island trip planning site .

You can fly from Avatoru to Maupiti Island in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Maupiti Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 19:
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Tereia Beach ©
Tereia Beach
Le Palais de la mer ©
Le Palais de la mer

9
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 a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, get great views at Belvedere Lookout, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lagoonarium.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Moorea tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Maupiti Island to Moorea takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Moorea

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 28:
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Belvedere Lookout ©
Belvedere Lookout
Tiki Village Cultural Center ©
Tiki Village Cultural Center
Lagoonarium ©
Lagoonarium

10
nights
Vaitape, Bora Bora

Vaitape ©
Perched at the foot of Bora Bora's emerald peak, by the side of the deep blue central lagoon, Vaitape is breathtakingly beautiful.
Vaitape is known for wildlife, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Matira Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the vivid underwater world at Tupitipiti Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Leopard Rays Trench.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaitape visit planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Moorea to Vaitape in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. You'll set off for Opoa on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Vaitape

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bora Bora
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 8:
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu
Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora ©
Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora

1
night
Opoa, Raiatea

Opoa ©
On the 9th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Motu Iriru and then delve into the distant past at Marae Taputapuātea.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Opoa trip planning app .

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Vaitape to Opoa in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Opoa

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Motu Iriru
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Motu Iriru ©
Motu Iriru
Marae Taputapuātea ©
Marae Taputapuātea

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Papeete side-trips: Faarumai Waterfalls (in Arue) and Taravao (The Water Gardens of Vaipahi & Bain de Vaima). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, steep yourself in history at James Norman Hall Home, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tomb of King Pomare V, and take in the dramatic natural features at Point Venus.

Plan my day in Papeete using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Opoa to Papeete by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry. In July in Papeete, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tahiti, Taravao, Faarumai Waterfalls, Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Paofai Gardens ©
Paofai Gardens
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Municipal Market
Municipal Market

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