16 days in Avatoru, Fakarava & Marquesas Islands Itinerary

16 days in Avatoru, Fakarava & Marquesas Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock French Polynesia route planner

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Fly to Rangiroa Airport, Drive to Avatoru
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Avatoru
— 4 nights
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Fakarava
— 2 nights
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Nuku Hiva
— 3 nights
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Hiva Oa
— 5 nights
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Avatoru

— 4 nights
The main draw to Avatoru is its stunning location at the northern end of Rangiroa's vast, turquoise coral lagoon.
Escape the urban bustle at Rangiroa Plongee and Ile aux Recifs. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Gauguin's Pearl Farm.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Avatoru online itinerary planner.

Tampa, USA to Avatoru is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Tahiti Time is minus 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Fakarava.

Things to do in Avatoru

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:

Fakarava

— 2 nights
A Fakarava holiday ensures a chance to explore untouched dive sites, admire old churches fashioned from corals and shells, and laze upon pristine white-sand beaches.
On the 5th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, kick back and relax at Fakarava beach.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fakarava trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Avatoru to Fakarava takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can fly to Nuku Hiva.

Things to do in Fakarava

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:
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Nuku Hiva

— 3 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Notre Dame Cathedral and Centre de Plongee Marquises.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nuku Hiva online trip maker.

You can fly from Fakarava to Nuku Hiva in 4.5 hours. You will leave for Hiva Oa on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Nuku Hiva

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:
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Hiva Oa

— 5 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gauguin Museum and Nahoe Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hiva Oa road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Nuku Hiva to Hiva Oa takes 3 hours. On the 14th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Hiva Oa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:

Rangiroa travel guide

4.7
Islands · Swim with Dolphins · Scuba & Snorkeling
One of the largest atolls in the world, Rangiroa encircles a chilli-shaped lagoon so large, the entire island of Tahiti would fit inside of it. Two islands at the northern end of Rangiroa support the atoll's small permanent population, with a handful of paved roads, churches, resorts, stores, and gourmet restaurants. A string of uninhabited motus (islets) and sandbars form the rest of the lagoon's perimeter, rising no more than 0.9 m (3 ft) above the ocean waves, sometimes topped with swaying coconut palms. While boat trips across the lagoon and sunbathing on the remote white sand beaches are certainly blissful, the real excitement happens beneath the waves, where crystal clear waters and teeming coral reefs create an underwater Eden with some of the best diving spots in the world.

Marquesas Islands travel guide

3.8
Art Museums · Cemeteries · Churches