29 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

29 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): look for gifts at Gauguin's Pearl Farm and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Le Lagon Bleu.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Avatoru trip planning site.

Papeete to Avatoru is an approximately 2.5- hour flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Maupiti Island.

Things to do in Avatoru

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

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, make a trip to Le Palais de la mer, and then stroll through Tereia Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Maupiti Island online visit planner.

You can fly from Avatoru to Maupiti Island in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Moorea.

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

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 up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lagoonarium, visit Moorea Dolphin Center, kick back and relax at Temae Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ta'ahiamanu Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Moorea tour builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Maupiti Island to Moorea in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car. In June, daily temperatures in Moorea can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Moorea

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Belvedere Lookout ©
Belvedere Lookout
Lagoonarium ©
Lagoonarium
Tiki Village Cultural Center ©
Tiki Village Cultural Center

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, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Valley, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Pahia.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vaitape driving holiday planning app.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Moorea to Vaitape in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight. On the 8th (Wed), you're off to Opoa.

Things to do in Vaitape

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bora Bora
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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), head off the coast to Motu Iriru and then explore the ancient world of Marae Taputapuātea.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Opoa journey builder.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Vaitape to Opoa in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough 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). There's lots more 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 the dramatic scenery at Fautaua, and look for gifts at Papeete Roulottes.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Papeete sightseeing tool.

Traveling by flight from Opoa to Papeete takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. In July in Papeete, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can 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:
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Paofai Gardens ©
Paofai Gardens
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
James Norman Hall Home ©
James Norman Hall Home

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