38 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

38 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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38 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Start: Papeete, Tahiti
Fly:  1​h 15​min
1
Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 4 nights
Fly + Ferry:  3​h
2
Bora Bora
— 9 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Maupiti Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Papeete, Tahiti
— 7 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Moorea
— 11 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Papeete, Tahiti

4
nights
Avatoru, Rangiroa

Avatoru ©
The main draw to Avatoru is its stunning location at the northern end of Rangiroa's vast, turquoise coral lagoon.
Avatoru is known for nature, adventure, water activities, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Ile aux Recifs, experience rural life at Gauguin's Pearl Farm, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Avatoru tour itinerary planning site .

Papeete to Avatoru is an approximately 1.5-hour flight. You'll set off for Bora Bora on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Avatoru

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Ile aux Recifs ©
Ile aux Recifs
Le Lagon Bleu ©
Le Lagon Bleu
Scuba & Snorkeling

9
nights
Bora Bora

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Spend the 13th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Matira Beach, contemplate the geological forces at Mount Otemanu, take a tour by water with La Plage Tours, and stop by Deep Sea Pearls.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bora Bora road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Avatoru to Bora Bora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Maupiti Island.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks Shopping Outdoors
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu
Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora ©
Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora

6
nights
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.
Maupiti Island is known for beaches, outdoors, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tereia Beach, get outside with Mt. Teurafaatiu, and make a trip to Le Palais de la mer.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Maupiti Island holiday maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Bora Bora to Maupiti Island with the Route module. On the 26th (Tue), you'll travel to Papeete.

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

7
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: Taharuu Beach (in Papara), Faarumai Waterfalls (in Arue) and The Water Gardens of Vaipahi (in Taravao). There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Municipal Market, admire the sheer force of Fautaua, contemplate the long history of James Norman Hall Home, and look for gifts at Papeete Roulottes.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Papeete online travel route planner .

You can fly from Maupiti Island to Papeete in 1.5 hours. June in Papeete sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Moorea.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

11
nights
Moorea

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: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Lookout, and stroll through Tiahura Beach.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Moorea 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 July, daytime highs in Moorea are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moorea

Outdoors Parks Shopping
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Shark Diving
Temae Beach ©
Temae Beach
Tiahura Beach ©
Tiahura Beach

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