2 days in Tahiti & Rurutu Itinerary

2 days in Tahiti & Rurutu Itinerary

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Papeete
— 1 day
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Rurutu
— 1 night
Fly

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Papeete

— 1 day
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 5th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, then see the interesting displays at Musee de la perle et Bijouterie, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Municipal Market.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Papeete trip app.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiport is Faa'a International Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Papeete can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Rurutu.

Things to do in Papeete

Museums · Shopping

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Rurutu

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): see the vivid underwater world at Rurutu Reefs.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rurutu trip planner.

You can fly from Papeete to Rurutu in 3 hours. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rurutu

Wildlife · Parks
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Tahiti travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Flea Markets · Safaris
The largest and probably best-known of the French Polynesian islands, Tahiti remains synonymous with turquoise coral lagoons, lush tropical vegetation, and palm-fringed beaches of black, volcanic sand. Tall, green mountains rise out of the blue ocean, lined with deep valleys, foaming waterfalls, and tumbling streams. Settlements skirt the island, including French Polynesia's small but vibrant capital Pape'ete, where colorful architecture, a bustling market, and smiling locals generate a great deal of charm. Top things to do here include exploring the island's rugged interior, as well as experiencing the traditional culture through archeological sites and hip-shaking music and dance.