9 days in Tahiti Itinerary

9 days in Tahiti Itinerary

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9 days in Tahiti Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Taravao
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Arue
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Wellington

1
night
Taravao

Taravao ©
On the 1st (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Bain de Vaima, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Water Gardens of Vaipahi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Taharuu Beach, and finally admire the masterpieces at Paul Gauguin Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Point Venus, Head underground at Maraa Grotto, and then get outside with Taravao Plateau.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Taravao trip itinerary builder site .

Wellington, New Zealand to Taravao is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 22 hours traveling from Wellington to Taravao due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wellington in December, things will get a bit warmer in Taravao: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Arue.

Things to do in Taravao

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Tahiti, Taharuu Beach
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Point Venus ©
Point Venus
Taravao Plateau ©
Taravao Plateau
The Water Gardens of  Vaipahi ©
The Water Gardens of Vaipahi

6
nights
Arue

Arue ©
Arue is a commune in the suburbs of Papeete in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. Take a break from the city and head to Mermaid Private Boat Tours and Manahere Adventure. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tiahura Beach and Pareo Perso. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arue: Maharepa (Ma robe a moi & La Maison Blanche (The White House)), Afareaitu Waterfalls (in Afareaitu) and Ron Hall Pearls (in Cook's Bay). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Faarumai Waterfalls, stop by Papeete Roulottes, and head outdoors with Vallee de la Papenoo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Arue online day trip planner .

Drive from Taravao to Arue in an hour. December in Arue sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Arue

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Moorea, Papeete, Tahiti
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Ma robe a moi ©
Ma robe a moi
Tiahura Beach ©
Tiahura Beach
Afareaitu Waterfalls ©
Afareaitu Waterfalls

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