46 days in South Pacific Itinerary

46 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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46 days in South Pacific Itinerary

San Francisco, United States
subway + Fly:  13​h 30​min
Papeete, French Polynesia
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  45​min
Moorea, French Polynesia
— 5 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
Huahine, French Polynesia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Avatoru, French Polynesia
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  3​h
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 5 nights
ferry + Fly:  2​h 30​min
Papeete, French Polynesia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Aitutaki, Cook Islands
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
Avarua, Cook Islands
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
Auckland Central, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Nadi, Fiji
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h
Suva, Fiji
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
Auckland Central, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
San Francisco, United States

4
days
Papeete, French Polynesia

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 The Water Gardens of Vaipahi (in Taravao) and Faarumai Waterfalls (in Arue). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Perle Robert WAN - The Robert WAN Pearl Museum, and look for gifts at Papeete Roulottes.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Papeete trip itinerary planning website .

San Francisco, USA to Papeete is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of subway and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Tahiti Time (TAHT) is minus 2 hours. In June, Papeete is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Moorea.

Things to do in Papeete

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

The Water Gardens of Vaipahi, Fautaua, Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, Faarumai Waterfalls
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Fautaua ©
Fautaua
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Municipal Market
Municipal Market

5
days
Moorea, French Polynesia

On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
Moorea is known for adventure, shopping, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Magic Mountain, stop by Eva Perles Pearl Buying, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and make a trip to Toatea Lookout.

For photos and other tourist information, read our Moorea day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Papeete to Moorea takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Huahine.

Things to do in Moorea

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Adventure
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Shark Diving
Magic Mountain ©
Magic Mountain
Lagoonarium ©
Lagoonarium

2
days
Huahine, French Polynesia

Huahine ©
Huahine is an island located among the Society Islands, in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Galerie 'Umatatea, make a trip to Sito Archeologico Di Maeva, get engrossed in the history at Fare Potee maeva huahine, then don't miss a visit to Fare, in Huahine, FP, and finally head outdoors with Huahine-kitetrip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Huahine Pearl Farm, don't miss a visit to Three Bays Pass, and then get outside with Huahine Land.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Huahine trip maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Moorea to Huahine in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Avatoru.

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#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks
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Huahine Pearl Farm ©
Huahine Pearl Farm
Motu Tresor ©
Motu Tresor
Sito Archeologico Di Maeva ©
Sito Archeologico Di Maeva

2
days
Avatoru, French Polynesia

Avatoru ©
The main draw to Avatoru is its stunning location at the northern end of Rangiroa's vast, turquoise coral lagoon.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): head off the coast to Ile aux Recifs and then step off the mainland to explore Le Lagon Bleu.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Avatoru tour itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Huahine to Avatoru by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Avatoru

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Ile aux Recifs ©
Ile aux Recifs
Le Lagon Bleu ©
Le Lagon Bleu
Gauguin's Pearl Farm ©
Gauguin's Pearl Farm

4
days
Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Spend the 22nd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Matira Beach, look for gifts at Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Otemanu, and meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bora Bora trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Avatoru to Bora Bora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Bora Bora

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Adventure
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
days
Papeete, French Polynesia

Papeete ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): stroll through Bougainville Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Punaauia Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Tomb of King Pomare V, and finally appreciate the history behind Memorial Site for Nuclear Testings.. On the next day, look for gifts at Manapearl Tahiti, don't miss a visit to Temple Protestant de Paofai, and then ponder the world of politics at Assemblee de la Polynesie francaise.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Papeete itinerary app .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Papeete in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Papeete

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Punaauia Beach
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Bougainville Park ©
Bougainville Park
Manapearl Tahiti ©
Manapearl Tahiti
Memorial Site for Nuclear Testings. ©

3
days
Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Aitutaki ©
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Aitutaki is known for beaches, nature, adventure, shopping, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Aitutaki Lagoon, head outdoors with Akaiami, head off the coast to Moturakau, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

Plan trip to Aitutaki with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Papeete to Aitutaki takes 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Avarua.

Things to do in Aitutaki

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Aitutaki Lagoon ©
Aitutaki Lagoon
One Foot Island ©
One Foot Island
Moturakau ©
Moturakau

6
days
Avarua, Cook Islands

Avarua ©
Avarua is known for shopping, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Titikaveka Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Muri Lagoon, look for gifts at Bergman & Sons, and admire the sheer force of Wigmore's Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Avarua vacation planner .

Getting from Aitutaki to Avarua by combination of flight and car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Auckland Central.

Things to do in Avarua

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Rarotonga, Titikaveka Beach, Koteka Winery
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Titikaveka Beach ©
Titikaveka Beach
Muri Lagoon ©
Muri Lagoon
Cocoputt ©
Cocoputt

2
days
Auckland Central, New Zealand

Auckland Central ©
The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the waterfront activity at Viaduct Harbour, contemplate the geological forces at Mount Eden, and then explore the world behind art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: listen to music at Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tiritiri Matangi Island.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Auckland Central trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Avarua to Auckland Central takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Avarua to Auckland Central is 22 hours. Traveling from Avarua in July, you will find days in Auckland Central are much colder (52°F), and nights are a bit cooler (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Auckland Central

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Mount Eden ©
Mount Eden
Tiritiri Matangi Island ©
Tiritiri Matangi Island
Viaduct Harbour ©
Viaduct Harbour

5
days
Nadi, Fiji

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nadi: Sigatoka (Spas & Wellness, Nature & Wildlife Tours, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront activity at Port Denarau Marina, admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, tee off at Denarau Golf and Racquet Club, and get outside with Turtle Airways.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nadi trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Auckland Central to Nadi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Auckland Central in July, expect nights in Nadi to be somewhat warmer, around 66°F, while days are warmer, around 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Suva.

Things to do in Nadi

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Sigatoka, Denarau Island, Vuda Point Marina Fiji
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Port Denarau Marina ©
Port Denarau Marina
Garden of the Sleeping Giant ©
Garden of the Sleeping Giant

6
days
Suva, Fiji

Suva ©
Situated on a verdant, hilly peninsula, Suva is the second-largest city in the South Pacific and has been the capital of Fiji since 1882.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pacific Harbour (Paradise Beach, Shark Diving, & more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Fiji Museum, hunt for treasures at Suva Municipal Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Heart Cathedral, and stroll through Albert Park.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Suva travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Nadi to Suva in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. July in Suva sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Auckland Central.

Things to do in Suva

#Shopping, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Pacific Harbour
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Suva Municipal Market ©
Suva Municipal Market
Fiji Museum ©
Fiji Museum
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
days
Auckland Central, New Zealand

Auckland Central ©
On the 20th (Fri), go for a stroll along the water at Viaduct Harbour, get impressive views of Mount Eden, and then explore the world behind art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: listen to music at Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium and then step off the mainland to explore Tiritiri Matangi Island.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Auckland Central trip itinerary maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Suva to Auckland Central with the Route module. When traveling from Suva in July, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Auckland Central: temperatures range from 52°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland Central

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Mount Eden ©
Mount Eden
Tiritiri Matangi Island ©
Tiritiri Matangi Island
Viaduct Harbour ©
Viaduct Harbour

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