21 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

21 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock French Polynesia journey planner
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Papeete, Tahiti
— 5 nights
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Papetoai, Moorea
— 4 nights
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Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 2 nights
Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
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Bora Bora
— 8 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to Barcelona

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Papeete: Eglise de la Sainte Famille (in Ha'apiti) and The Water Gardens of Vaipahi (in Taravao). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, see the interesting displays at Musee de la perle et Bijouterie, admire the sheer force of Faarumai Waterfalls, and explore the striking landscape at Point Venus.

Start your trip to Papeete by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Barcelona, Spain to Papeete is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Papeete is minus 11 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Barcelona in September since evenings lows in Papeete dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Papetoai.
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Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:

Papetoai, Moorea — 4 nights

Papetoai is known for adventure, outdoors, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on Moorea Miti Tours, stroll through Temae Beach, steep yourself in history at Tiki Village Cultural Center, and stop by Pearl Romance.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Papetoai tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Papeete to Papetoai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In September, daily temperatures in Papetoai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to Avatoru.
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Find places to stay Sep 22 — 26:

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 27th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Le Lagon Bleu. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Recifs and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Avatoru route planning tool.

You can fly from Papetoai to Avatoru in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bora Bora.
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Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Bora Bora — 8 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, soothe aching muscles at Latitude Massage Bora Bora, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Otemanu.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bora Bora trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Avatoru to Bora Bora in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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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.
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