14 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

14 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock French Polynesia tour planner
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Papeete, Tahiti
— 1 night
Papetoai, Moorea
— 3 nights
Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
Bora Bora
— 7 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to Avatoru
Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 2 nights


Papeete, Tahiti — 1 night

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 1st (Fri): hunt for treasures at Municipal Market, then get a sense of history and politics at Assemblee De La Polynesie Francaise, and then see majestic marine mammals with Tahiti Lagoon Paradise. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, then look for gifts at Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls, then steep yourself in history at James Norman Hall Home, and finally explore the activities along Point Venus.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Papeete travel route planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Papeete. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can fly to Papetoai.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Papetoai, Moorea — 3 nights

Papetoai is known for adventure, outdoors, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Lookout, stop by Albert Black Pearl Shop, meet the residents at Lagoonarium, and head outdoors with Moorea Miti Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Papetoai trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Papeete to Papetoai in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. April in Papetoai sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bora Bora.
Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Bora Bora — 7 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: enjoy the sand and surf at Matira Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Tupitipiti Point, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Otemanu, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Leopard Rays Trench.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Bora Bora online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Papetoai to Bora Bora takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Avatoru.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
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Avatoru, Rangiroa — 2 nights

The main draw to Avatoru is its stunning location at the northern end of Rangiroa's vast, turquoise coral lagoon.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): look for gifts at Gauguin's Pearl Farm and then head off the coast to Le Lagon Bleu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then head off the coast to Ile aux Recifs.

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You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Avatoru in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
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French Polynesia travel guide

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.