8 days in Papeete, Arue & Punaauia Itinerary

8 days in Papeete, Arue & Punaauia Itinerary

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8 days in Papeete, Arue & Punaauia Itinerary

Start: Papeete
1
Papeete
— 5 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Arue
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Punaauia
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
End: Papeete

5
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.
Take a break from Papeete with a short trip to Taravao Plateau in Taravao, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musee de la perle et Bijouterie, take in the dramatic scenery at Fautaua, browse the eclectic array of goods at Municipal Market, and take in nature's colorful creations at Paofai Gardens.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Papeete trip itinerary maker tool .

December in Papeete sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Arue.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Taravao Plateau, Fautaua
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Paofai Gardens ©
Paofai Gardens
Municipal Market
Municipal Market
Musee de la perle et Bijouterie ©
Musee de la perle et Bijouterie

1
night
Arue

Arue ©
Arue is a commune in the suburbs of Papeete in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): steep yourself in history at James Norman Hall Home, explore the striking landscape at Point Venus, and then admire the sheer force of Faarumai Waterfalls.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Arue day trip site .

Arue is very close to Papeete. December in Arue sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Punaauia.

Things to do in Arue

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tahiti
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Faarumai Waterfalls ©
Faarumai Waterfalls
James Norman Hall Home ©
James Norman Hall Home
Point Venus ©
Point Venus

1
night
Punaauia

Punaauia ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Punaauia Beach and then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Punaauia trip planner .

Punaauia is just a short distance from Arue. In December, daytime highs in Punaauia are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Punaauia

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands