©

Papeete trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Papeete

Shopping Parks Museums
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. Colorful architecture, a little faded and peeling in the humid air and tropical sun, lends the town a ramshackle charm. The waterfront makes for a pleasant stroll in the daytime and comes alive with spirited nightlife in the evening. The real heart of the town, however, is the bustling market, selling black pearls, traditional Polynesian handicrafts, colorful sarongs, souvenirs, and everything in between. With its busy port, Pape'ete makes a great base from which to set off exploring the nearby islands, reefs, beaches, and lagoons. Make your own Papeete vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our French Polynesia holiday planner.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Papeete

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Papeete

The best selection of hotels in Pape'ete is concentrated in the vicinity of the docks--a vibrant area with plenty of nightlife, and in close proximity to the bustling market. Options range from pricey international hotels to very affordable bed and breakfasts and family-run boarding houses. A little farther afield (and much higher up the price range), luxurious five-star resorts offer private beaches, pools, and bungalows above the gently lapping waves of the lagoon.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Papeete:
Adventure, shopping, historic sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Adventure, outdoors, sightseeing
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Papeete

43 days in Middle East, Asia, South Pacific, United States, Caribbean & South America BY A USER FROM SPAIN June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Papeete BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in New Zealand & French Polynesia BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Moorea, Bora Bora & Tahiti BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Tahiti BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Tahiti BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Tahiti BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Tahiti, New Zealand & Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in French Polynesia BY A USER FROM BELGIUM September, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in French Polynesia BY A USER FROM INDIA July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 43 days in Middle East, Asia, South Pacific, United States, Caribbean & South America BY A USER FROM GERMANY April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Moorea, Bora Bora & Tahiti BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans