23 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

23 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock French Polynesia holiday planner

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Papeete, Tahiti
— 5 nights
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Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 2 nights
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Maupiti Island
— 1 night
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Bora Bora
— 9 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to Ha'apiti
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Ha'apiti, Moorea
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Papeete, Tahiti

— 5 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Taharuu Beach and Punaauia Beach. Take a break from Papeete with a short trip to The Water Gardens of Vaipahi in Taravao, about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral, steep yourself in history at James Norman Hall Home, and hunt for treasures at Municipal Market.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Papeete tour itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Papeete is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Singapore to Papeete. Traveling from Singapore in September, things will get little chillier in Papeete: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Avatoru.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:

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 22nd (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, experience rural life at Gauguin's Pearl Farm, and then head off the coast to Ile aux Recifs. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Le Lagon Bleu.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Avatoru trip planning app.

Fly from Papeete to Avatoru in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Maupiti Island.

Things to do in Avatoru

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

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 24th (Thu), get outside with Mt. Teurafaatiu, then make a trip to Le Palais de la mer, and then stroll through Tereia Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Maupiti Island trip builder app.

Fly from Avatoru to Maupiti Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Maupiti Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

Bora Bora

— 9 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: kick back and relax at Matira Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bora Bora Turtle Centre, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Bora Bora trip itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maupiti Island to Bora Bora. On the 3rd (Sat), you're off to Ha'apiti.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 24 — Oct 3:

Ha'apiti, Moorea

— 3 nights
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Temae Beach and Tiahura Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ha'apiti holiday website.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Ha'apiti in 3.5 hours. October in Ha'apiti sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ha'apiti

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:

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.