15 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

15 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock French Polynesia holiday planner

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Papeete, Tahiti
— 3 nights
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Maupiti Island
— 1 night
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Bora Bora
— 3 nights
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Tahaa
— 1 night
Fly to Moorea, Taxi to Moorea
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Moorea
— 3 nights
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Drive to Moorea, Ferry to Papeete/Tahiti, Fly to Porto

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Papeete, Tahiti

— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Taharuu Beach and Manapearl Tahiti. Take a break from Papeete with a short trip to The Water Gardens of Vaipahi in Taravao, about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Punaauia Beach, admire the sheer force of Faarumai Waterfalls, explore the activities along Point Venus, and stroll around Bougainville Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Papeete trip planning site.

Porto, Portugal to Papeete is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Papeete is minus 10 hours. In December, Papeete is much hotter than Porto - with highs of 87°F and lows of 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Maupiti Island.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

Maupiti Island

— 1 night
Tropical paradise doesn't get more surreal than on Maupiti Island, a volcano perched on a coral atoll and surrounded by a horseshoe of forested land.
On the 28th (Tue), get outside with Mt. Teurafaatiu, make a trip to Le Palais de la mer, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tereia Beach.

Plan trip to Maupiti Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Papeete to Maupiti Island takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Maupiti Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

Bora Bora

— 3 nights
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Explore hidden gems such as La Perle de MAIMITI and Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church. And it doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Leopard Rays Trench, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Valley, look for gifts at Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls -Bora Bora, and choose your vessel at La Plage Tours.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bora Bora travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Maupiti Island to Bora Bora with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Tahaa.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

Tahaa

— 1 night
Taha’a is an island located among the western group, the Leeward Islands, of the Society Islands in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. On the 2nd (Sun), get outside with Jardin de Corail and then relax in the rural setting at Vallee de la Vanille.

You can plan Tahaa trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bora Bora to Tahaa. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Moorea.

Things to do in Tahaa

Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:

Moorea

— 3 nights
On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ron Hall Pearls and Toatea Lookout. We've included these beaches for you: Tiahura Beach and Ta'ahiamanu Beach. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Have a Nice Pearl, relax in the rural setting at Lycee Agricole Opunohu, get outside with Moorea Fun Roadster, and wander the streets of Route des Ananas.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Moorea day trip tool.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Tahaa to Moorea in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car. In January in Moorea, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moorea

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:

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.