41 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

41 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock French Polynesia trip planner

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Papeete, Tahiti
— 8 nights
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Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 3 nights
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Papetoai, Moorea
— 6 nights
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Huahine
— 5 nights
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Raiatea
— 3 nights
Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
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Bora Bora
— 15 nights
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Papeete, Tahiti

— 8 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 find plenty of places to visit near Papeete: Taravao (Bain de Vaima & The Water Gardens of Vaipahi) and Ciao Tahiti Excursions 4x4 - Day Tours (in Punaauia). There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Municipal Market, admire the sheer force of Fautaua, see the interesting displays at Musee de la perle et Bijouterie, and see majestic marine mammals with Tahiti Lagoon Paradise.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Papeete day trip website.

Canberra, Australia to Papeete is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Canberra to Papeete, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Canberra in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Papeete: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Avatoru.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 8:

Avatoru, Rangiroa

— 3 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: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, stop by Gauguin's Pearl Farm, and step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Recifs.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Avatoru journey website.

Fly from Papeete to Avatoru in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Papetoai.

Things to do in Avatoru

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:

Papetoai, Moorea

— 6 nights
Papetoai is known for adventure, outdoors, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: have unforgettable encounters with Moorea Miti Tours, stroll through Temae Beach, stop by Moorea Dolphin Center, and take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Lookout.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Papetoai sightseeing planning site.

You can fly from Avatoru to Papetoai in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Huahine.

Things to do in Papetoai

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 17:

Huahine

— 5 nights
Huahine is known for adventure, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Mahana Dive, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie 'Umatatea, get engrossed in the history at Fare Potee maeva huahine, and don't miss a visit to Sito Archeologico Di Maeva.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Huahine trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Papetoai to Huahine takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Raiatea.

Things to do in Huahine

Outdoors · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 22:

Raiatea

— 3 nights
Green, mountainous, and sacred to the ancient Polynesians, Raiatea is the second largest of the Society Islands.
Raiatea is known for historic sites, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Marae Taputapuātea, head off the coast to Motu Iriru, stop by Vairua Perles, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Coperto di Uturoa.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Raiatea online vacation planner.

You can fly from Huahine to Raiatea in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Raiatea

Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:

Bora Bora

— 15 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: get up close to creatures of the deep with Reef Discovery Bora Bora, see the vivid underwater world at Tupitipiti Point, stroll through Leopard Rays Trench, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bora Bora trip itinerary site.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Raiatea to Bora Bora in 3 hours. On the 10th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 25 — May 10:

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.