8 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

8 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
Fly:  29 h
1
Aitutaki
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Rarotonga
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Aitutaki

Aitutaki ©
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Maungapu, stroll through Aitutaki Lagoon, and then enjoy the sand and surf at O'otu Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, stop by T & S Artworx, and then head off the coast to Moturakau.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Aitutaki online route maker.

Toronto, Canada to Aitutaki is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Cook Islands Standard Time (CKT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rarotonga.

Things to do in Aitutaki

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Mount Maungapu ©
Mount Maungapu
O'otu Beach ©
O'otu Beach
Moturakau ©
Moturakau

3
nights
Rarotonga

Rarotonga ©
The center of Rarotonga is a mass of peaks and ridges, closely thatched with dense jungle.
Get some historical perspective at St Joseph's Cathedral and Cook Island Christian Church (CICC). Do some cultural sightseeing at Te Ara- Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise and Wreck of the Matai. There's lots more to do: stroll through Aroa Marine Reserve, hunt for treasures at Punanga Nui, look for gifts at Bergman & Sons, and enjoy the sand and surf at Black Rock Beach.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Rarotonga trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Aitutaki to Rarotonga in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Rarotonga are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rarotonga

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Bergman & Sons ©
Bergman & Sons
Perfumes of Rarotonga ©
Perfumes of Rarotonga

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