12 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

12 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock French Polynesia planner

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Fly to Papeete, Ferry to Moorea, Drive to Moorea
— 3 nights
Taxi to Moorea, Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
Bora Bora
— 4 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to Avatoru
Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 1 night
Papeete, Tahiti
— 1 night



— 3 nights
On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
Moorea is known for wildlife, adventure, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Belvedere Lookout, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lagoonarium, steep yourself in history at Tiki Village Cultural Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Temae Beach.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Moorea tour itinerary planner.

Detroit, USA to Moorea is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Moorea is minus 5 hours. In April, Moorea is much hotter than Detroit - with highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Moorea

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:

Bora Bora

— 4 nights
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Bora Bora is known for wildlife, shopping, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Matira Beach, get impressive views of Mount Otemanu, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Bora Bora Lagoonarium, and look for gifts at Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bora Bora travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Moorea to Bora Bora by combination of taxi, flight, and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Avatoru.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:

Avatoru, Rangiroa

— 1 night
The main draw to Avatoru is its stunning location at the northern end of Rangiroa's vast, turquoise coral lagoon.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Gauguin's Pearl Farm, then step off the mainland to explore Le Lagon Bleu, and then head off the coast to Ile aux Recifs.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Avatoru trip maker app.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Avatoru in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Papeete.

Things to do in Avatoru

Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:

Papeete, Tahiti

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Municipal Market, look for gifts at Papeete Roulottes, stop by Manapearl Tahiti, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Point Venus, steep yourself in history at James Norman Hall Home, and then admire the sheer force of Fautaua.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Papeete route builder tool.

Fly from Avatoru to Papeete in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Papeete are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Papeete

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:

French Polynesia travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Gift & Specialty Shops · Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Spanning an area of the South Pacific as large as Western Europe, French Polynesia includes 118 islands and atolls scattered across the blue ocean. White sand beaches (and pink and black) skirt rugged island peaks, while magnificent coral reefs form tranquil lagoons, dyed a startling blue and teeming with fish, eels, dolphins, rays, turtles, and sharks. The names Tahiti and Bora Bora conjure up images of private thatched bungalows built out over a lagoon, and couples silhouetted against the sunset. That said, a wide range of family-run hotels and bed and breakfasts offer less extravagant (and surprisingly affordable) experiences that take in more of the laid-back local culture.