15 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

15 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock French Polynesia trip planner

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Papeete, Tahiti
— 2 nights
Ferry to Moorea, Drive to Papetoai
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Papetoai, Moorea
— 3 nights
Taxi to Moorea, Fly to Avatoru
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Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 2 nights
Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
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Bora Bora
— 6 nights
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Papeete, Tahiti

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Municipal Market, then steep yourself in history at James Norman Hall Home, and then explore the activities along Point Venus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Tahiti Lagoon Paradise.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Papeete online trip maker.

Newark, USA to Papeete is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Newark to Papeete. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Newark in April: high temperatures in Papeete hover around 88°F and lows are around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Papetoai.

Things to do in Papeete

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:

Papetoai, Moorea

— 3 nights
Papetoai is known for adventure, outdoors, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Belvedere Lookout, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lagoonarium, visit Moorea Dolphin Center, and contemplate the long history of Tiki Village Cultural Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Papetoai road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Papeete to Papetoai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In April, daily temperatures in Papetoai can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can fly to Avatoru.

Things to do in Papetoai

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:

Avatoru, Rangiroa

— 2 nights
The main draw to Avatoru is its stunning location at the northern end of Rangiroa's vast, turquoise coral lagoon.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): look for gifts at Gauguin's Pearl Farm and then step off the mainland to explore Le Lagon Bleu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Recifs.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Avatoru road trip tool.

Getting from Papetoai to Avatoru by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Avatoru

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:

Bora Bora

— 6 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: enjoy the sand and surf at Matira Beach, stroll through Bora Bora Turtle Centre, explore the gorgeous colors at Leopard Rays Trench, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bora Bora tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Avatoru to Bora Bora in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 14:

French Polynesia travel guide

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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.