30 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

30 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock French Polynesia trip planner

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Ferry to Moorea, Drive to Moorea
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Moorea
— 8 nights
Taxi to Moorea, Fly to Fakarava
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Fakarava
— 1 night
Fly
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Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 2 nights
Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Vaitape
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Vaitape, Bora Bora
— 10 nights
Drive to Bora Bora Airport, Fly to Maupiti Island
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Maupiti Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Papeete, Tahiti
— 7 nights

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Moorea

— 8 nights
On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
Moorea is known for wildlife, adventure, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Lookout, visit Moorea Dolphin Center, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lagoonarium, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Magic Mountain.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Moorea online trip builder.

Papeete to Moorea is an approximately 2-hour combination of ferry and car. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fakarava.

Things to do in Moorea

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay May 1 — 9:

Fakarava

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fakarava route builder site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Moorea to Fakarava takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to fly to Avatoru.

Things to do in Fakarava

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

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 11th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Le Lagon Bleu. Here are some ideas for day two: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then stop by Gauguin's Pearl Farm.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Avatoru vacation planner.

You can fly from Fakarava to Avatoru in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Avatoru

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

Vaitape, Bora Bora

— 10 nights
Perched at the foot of Bora Bora's emerald peak, by the side of the deep blue central lagoon, Vaitape is breathtakingly beautiful.
Vaitape is known for wildlife, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Matira Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Valley, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Otemanu, and stop by Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaitape trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Avatoru to Vaitape in 4 hours. Another option is to fly. You'll set off for Maupiti Island on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Vaitape

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 12 — 22:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): head outdoors with Mt. Teurafaatiu, then don't miss a visit to Le Palais de la mer, and then kick back and relax at Tereia Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Maupiti Island visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Vaitape to Maupiti Island with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Papeete.

Things to do in Maupiti Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:

Papeete, Tahiti

— 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Papeete: Taharuu Beach (in Papara) and Taravao (Bain de Vaima & The Water Gardens of Vaipahi). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, examine the collection at Musee de la perle et Bijouterie, admire the natural beauty at Paofai Gardens, and admire the sheer force of Fautaua.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Papeete tour itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Maupiti Island to Papeete in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Papeete can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 30:

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.