42 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

42 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Papeete
— 9 nights
2
Punaauia
— 1 night
3
Raiatea
— 1 night
4
Maupiti Island
— 1 night
5
Bora Bora
— 2 nights
6
Maharepa
— 3 nights
7
Huahine
— 3 nights
8
Arue
— 2 nights
9
Tahaa
— 2 nights
10
Ha'apiti
— 2 nights
11
Taravao
— 2 nights
12
Papara
— 2 nights
13
Paopao
— 2 nights
14
Papetoai
— 3 nights
15
Tetiaroa
— 2 nights
16
Afareaitu
— 2 nights
17
Mahina
— 2 nights

9
nights
Papeete

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.
Papeete is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the eclectic array of goods at Municipal Market, walk around Bougainville Park, visit Trou du Souffleur de Arahoho, and buy something for everyone on your list at BIJOUTERIE TAVITA.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Papeete trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Papeete. April in Papeete sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 8th (Fri), you're off to Punaauia.

Things to do in Papeete

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 8:
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Municipal Market
Municipal Market
Musee de la perle et Bijouterie ©
Musee de la perle et Bijouterie
Papeete Roulottes ©
Papeete Roulottes

1
night
Punaauia

Punaauia ©
On the 9th (Sat), stroll through Punaauia Beach and then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Punaauia visit app.

Punaauia is very close to Papeete. In May in Punaauia, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Raiatea.

Things to do in Punaauia

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay May 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands

1
night
Raiatea

Raiatea ©
Green, mountainous, and sacred to the ancient Polynesians, Raiatea is the second largest of the Society Islands.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): head outdoors with Mount Tapioi, explore the ancient world of Marae Taputapuātea, and then hunt for treasures at Mercato Coperto di Uturoa.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Raiatea online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Punaauia to Raiatea in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Maupiti Island.

Things to do in Raiatea

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Marae Taputapuātea ©
Marae Taputapuātea

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.
On the 11th (Mon), head outdoors with Mt. Teurafaatiu, make a trip to Le Palais de la mer, and then stroll through Tereia Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Maupiti Island trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Raiatea to Maupiti Island in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Maupiti Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay May 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Tereia Beach ©
Tereia Beach
Le Palais de la mer ©
Le Palais de la mer

2
nights
Bora Bora

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): kick back and relax at Matira Beach and then browse the exhibits of Alain Despert. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Pahia, thensee some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Bora Bora travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Maupiti Island to Bora Bora. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Maharepa.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mount Pahia ©
Mount Pahia

3
nights
Maharepa

Maharepa ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): make a trip to Toatea Lookout and then kick back and relax at Temae Beach. On the next day, see Off-Road Tours and then stop by Eva Perles Pearl Buying.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Maharepa road trip planning website.

Fly from Bora Bora to Maharepa in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Huahine.

Things to do in Maharepa

Outdoors Beaches Shopping

Side Trip

Moorea
Find places to stay May 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Temae Beach ©
Temae Beach
Eva Perles Pearl Buying ©
Eva Perles Pearl Buying
Toatea Lookout ©
Toatea Lookout

3
nights
Huahine

Huahine is known for adventure, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, relax in the rural setting at Huahine Pearl Farm, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie Huahine Passion, and make a trip to Fare, in Huahine, FP.

Before you visit Huahine, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Maharepa to Huahine takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Arue.

Things to do in Huahine

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Three Bays Pass ©
Three Bays Pass
Distillerie Huahine Passion ©
Distillerie Huahine Passion

2
nights
Arue

Arue ©
On the 20th (Wed), see the interesting displays at La Maison James Norman Hall and then admire the sheer force of Faarumai Waterfalls.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Arue attractions planning site.

Fly from Huahine to Arue in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll travel to Tahaa.

Things to do in Arue

Nature Parks Museums
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Faarumai Waterfalls ©
Faarumai Waterfalls
La Maison James Norman Hall ©
La Maison James Norman Hall

2
nights
Tahaa

Tahaa ©
Taha’a is an island located among the western group, the Leeward Islands, of the Society Islands in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Jardin de Corail and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Domaine Pari Pari.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tahaa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Arue to Tahaa takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ha'apiti.

Things to do in Tahaa

Outdoors Shopping Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Jardin de Corail ©
Jardin de Corail
Vallee de la Vanille ©
Vallee de la Vanille
Domaine Pari Pari ©
Domaine Pari Pari

2
nights
Ha'apiti

Ha'apiti ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): kick back and relax at Tiahura Beach and then steep yourself in history at Tiki Village Cultural Center.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Ha'apiti trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Tahaa to Ha'apiti in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Ha'apiti are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Taravao.

Things to do in Ha'apiti

Outdoors Beaches Shopping

Side Trip

Tiki Village Cultural Center
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Tiahura Beach ©
Tiahura Beach
Tiki Village Cultural Center ©
Tiki Village Cultural Center
Lendroit ©
Lendroit

2
nights
Taravao

Taravao ©
On the 25th (Mon), explore the activities along Bain de Vaima and then explore the world behind art at Paul Gauguin Museum. On your second day here, stop by Tahiti Perles, contemplate the long history of James Norman Hall Home, and then get outside with Taravao Plateau.

Plan my trip to Taravao with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Ha'apiti to Taravao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Taravao can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Papara.

Things to do in Taravao

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Tahiti
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
The Water Gardens of  Vaipahi ©
The Water Gardens of Vaipahi
James Norman Hall Home ©
James Norman Hall Home
Paul Gauguin Museum ©
Paul Gauguin Museum

2
nights
Papara

Papara
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): Head underground at Maraa Grotto and then enjoy the sand and surf at Taharuu Beach.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Papara visit planner.

Papara is just a stone's throw from Taravao. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 29th (Fri), you're off to Paopao.

Things to do in Papara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Maraa Grotto
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Maraa Grotto
Maraa Grotto
Taharuu Beach ©
Taharuu Beach

2
nights
Paopao

Paopao ©
On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Cooks Bay and then look for gifts at Ron Hall Pearls.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paopao online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Papara to Paopao takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Papetoai.

Things to do in Paopao

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Moorea, Ron Hall Pearls
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Ta'ahiamanu Beach ©
Ta'ahiamanu Beach
Moorea Tropical Garden ©
Moorea Tropical Garden
Ron Hall Pearls ©
Ron Hall Pearls

3
nights
Papetoai

Papetoai ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): experience rural life at Lycee Agricole Opunohu, get great views at Belvedere Lookout, thentake a stroll through Route des Ananas, and finally look for gifts at Tahia Pearls Exquisite Tahitian Pearls. Keep things going the next day: visit Moorea Dolphin Center and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Magic Mountain.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Papetoai holiday builder tool.

Papetoai is very close to Paopao. In May, daytime highs in Papetoai are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will leave for Tetiaroa on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Papetoai

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Moorea
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:
Highlights from your plan
Magic Mountain ©
Magic Mountain
Belvedere Lookout ©
Belvedere Lookout
Moorea Dolphin Center ©
Moorea Dolphin Center

2
nights
Tetiaroa

Tetiaroa ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): stop by Hinerava and then head off the coast to Tetiaroa.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tetiaroa trip site.

Traveling by taxi from Papetoai to Tetiaroa takes 3.5 hours. On the 5th (Fri), you're off to Afareaitu.

Things to do in Tetiaroa

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Tetiaroa
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Tetiaroa ©
Tetiaroa
Hinerava ©
Hinerava

2
nights
Afareaitu

Afareaitu ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Afareaitu Waterfalls.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Afareaitu trip maker.

Traveling by taxi from Tetiaroa to Afareaitu takes 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Mahina.

Things to do in Afareaitu

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Lagoonarium
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Lagoonarium ©
Lagoonarium
Afareaitu Waterfalls ©
Afareaitu Waterfalls

2
nights
Mahina

Mahina ©
Mahina is a commune in the suburbs of Papeete in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. On the 7th (Sun), get outside with Vallee de la Papenoo. On the next day, visit a coastal fixture at Pointe Venus and then explore the activities along Point Venus.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mahina online journey planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Afareaitu to Mahina takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 9th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Mahina

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Tahiti
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Point Venus ©
Point Venus
Vallee de la Papenoo ©
Vallee de la Papenoo
Pointe Venus ©
Pointe Venus

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