51 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

51 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Drive to London Heathrow Airport, Fly to Papeete
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Papeete, Tahiti
— 8 nights
Fly
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Papetoai, Moorea
— 8 nights
Fly
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Huahine
— 6 nights
Fly
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Raiatea
— 6 nights
Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
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Bora Bora
— 15 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to Avatoru
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Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 6 nights
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Drive to Rangiroa Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport, Drive to Brize Norton

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Papeete side-trips: Taravao (The Water Gardens of Vaipahi & Bain de Vaima). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, get up close to creatures of the deep with Tahiti Lagoon Paradise, examine the collection at Musee de la perle et Bijouterie, and take in the dramatic scenery at Faarumai Waterfalls.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Papeete online tour planner.

Brize Norton, UK to Papeete is an approximately 26-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Tahiti Time (TAHT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Brize Norton in January, with highs in Papeete at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Papetoai.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 27:

Papetoai, Moorea — 8 nights

Papetoai is known for adventure, outdoors, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: do sightseeing your way with Moorea Miti Tours, visit Moorea Dolphin Center, stop by Eva Perles Pearl Buying, and steep yourself in history at Tiki Village Cultural Center.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Papetoai tour planner.

You can fly from Papeete to Papetoai in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Huahine.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 4:

Huahine — 6 nights

Huahine is known for adventure, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Three Bays Pass, enjoy some diversion at La passion du pareo, take an in-depth tour of Fare Potee maeva huahine, and see some colorful creatures with Mahana Dive.

Plan my trip to Huahine with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Papetoai to Huahine in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Raiatea.
Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 10:

Raiatea — 6 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: take a tour by water with Arii Moana Tours, get outside with Mount Tapioi, hunt for treasures at Mercato Coperto di Uturoa, and look for gifts at The Anapa Pearl Farm.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Raiatea road trip planner.

You can fly from Huahine to Raiatea in 2.5 hours. On the 16th (Wed), you'll travel to Bora Bora.
Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 16:

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, get impressive views of Mount Otemanu, see Off-Road Tours, and soothe aching muscles at Latitude Massage Bora Bora.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bora Bora trip itinerary builder app.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Raiatea to Bora Bora in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Avatoru.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 16 — Mar 3:

Avatoru, Rangiroa — 6 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: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Recifs, and explore and take pictures at Gauguin's Pearl Farm.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Avatoru tour itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Avatoru in 4 hours. You will leave for home on the 9th (Wed).
Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 9:

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.