8 days in Tahiti & Moorea Itinerary

8 days in Tahiti & Moorea Itinerary

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8 days in Tahiti & Moorea Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  7​h
1
Papeete
— 3 nights
2
Papeete
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Moorea
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Auckland

3
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, museums, historic sites, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, stop by Papeete Roulottes, pause for some photo ops at Memorial Site for Nuclear Testings., and admire the masterpieces at Paul Gauguin Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Papeete tour itinerary maker website .

Auckland, New Zealand to Papeete is an approximately 7-hour flight. You'll gain 22 hours traveling from Auckland to Papeete due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in December, expect nights in Papeete to be a bit warmer, around 28°C, while days are warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Papeete

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tahiti, Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
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Municipal Market
Municipal Market
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
James Norman Hall Home ©
James Norman Hall Home

2
nights
Papeete

Papeete ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Point Venus. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral, look for gifts at Tahiti Pearl Market, and then stroll around Bougainville Park.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Papeete trip itinerary planner.

Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Moorea.

Things to do in Papeete

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Point Venus
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Point Venus ©
Point Venus
Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Notre Dame Cathedral
Bougainville Park ©
Bougainville Park

2
nights
Moorea

On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
On the 29th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Afareaitu Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Lookout, then take a stroll through Route des Ananas, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Moorea attractions app .

Traveling by car from Papeete to Moorea takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Moorea can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Moorea

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Belvedere Lookout ©
Belvedere Lookout
Route des Ananas ©
Route des Ananas

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