20 days in Oceania Itinerary

20 days in Oceania Itinerary

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Papeete
— 1 day
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Avatoru
— 5 nights
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Maupiti Island
— 3 nights
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Bora Bora
— 3 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to Papetoai
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Papetoai
— 5 nights
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Papeete
— 1 night
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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.
To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Papeete driving holiday planning app.

Barcelona, Spain to Papeete is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Tahiti Time is minus 11 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Barcelona in October, with highs in Papeete at 34°C and lows at 26°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Avatoru.

Things to do in Papeete

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:

Avatoru

— 5 nights
The main draw to Avatoru is its stunning location at the northern end of Rangiroa's vast, turquoise coral lagoon.
Avatoru is known for wildlife, nature, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, head off the coast to Ile aux Recifs, and admire all the interesting features of Gauguin's Pearl Farm.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Avatoru itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Papeete to Avatoru takes 2.5 hours. On the 19th (Tue), you're off to Maupiti Island.

Things to do in Avatoru

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 19:

Maupiti Island

— 3 nights
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.
Maupiti Island is known for beaches, outdoors, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Mt. Teurafaatiu, make a trip to Le Palais de la mer, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tereia Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with Maupiti Diving.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Maupiti Island sightseeing planner.

Fly from Avatoru to Maupiti Island in 3.5 hours. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Maupiti Island

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:

Bora Bora

— 3 nights
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Matira Beach. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bora Bora Turtle Centre and then see majestic marine mammals with Reef Discovery Bora Bora.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bora Bora trip maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maupiti Island to Bora Bora. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Mon) before leaving for Papetoai.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:

Papetoai

— 5 nights
Papetoai is known for adventure, outdoors, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: meet some fierce fish with Moorea Miti Tours, soothe aching muscles at Reikilibre-Toi, enjoy the sand and surf at Tiahura Beach, and steep yourself in history at Tiki Village Cultural Center.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Papetoai journey maker tool.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Papetoai in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Papetoai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to fly to Papeete.

Things to do in Papetoai

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 30:

Papeete

— 1 night
For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Papeete visit planning website.

You can fly from Papetoai to Papeete in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. On the 31st (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Papeete

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:

Tahiti travel guide

4.1
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.

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.

Moorea travel guide

4.5
Waterskiing & Jetskiing · Gift & Specialty Shops · Shark Diving
On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys. Hiking routes take you past tumbling waterfalls and ferny cliffs, to villages painted pastel and gardens filled with hibiscus. Birds of paradise fly from tree to tree, while rays, sharks, and fish of every color flit among the protective coral reefs around the island. Swim in the irresistibly warm, translucent waters of the lagoon, and head to the tiki village at night, where grass-skirted dancers shake their hips to thunderous percussion and fire dancers trace glowing trails against the darkness.