1 day in Southern Cook Islands Itinerary

1 day in Southern Cook Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Cook Islands route planner
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Drive to Rarotonga International Airport, Fly to Mauke
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Mauke
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Aitutaki
Fly
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Atiu
Fly to Rarotonga International Airport, Drive to Muri
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Muri, Rarotonga

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Mauke

Mauke is an island of the Cook Islands archipelago, lying in the central-southern Pacific Ocean. To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mauke online day trip planner.

Muri to Mauke is an approximately 3-hour combination of car and flight. You will leave for Aitutaki on the 19th (Sun).
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Aitutaki

Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
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Getting from Mauke to Aitutaki by flight takes about 3 hours. You'll set off for Atiu on the 19th (Sun).
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Atiu

Atiu, also known as Enuamanu, is an island 187 km northeast of Rarotonga, in the Southern Islands group of the Cook Islands Archipelago.GeographyAtiu is a raised volcanic island surrounded by a reef from which rise 6m cliffs of fossilized coral (makatea). To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Atiu trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Aitutaki to Atiu. On the 19th (Sun), you're off to Muri.
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Parks · Nightlife · Shopping · Nature
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Muri, Rarotonga

Raratonga's lagoon measures widest and deepest around Muri, attracting large numbers of tourists to swim, snorkel, dive, and boat in the turquoise water filled with tropical sea life.
To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Muri travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Atiu to Muri. In September in Muri, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel back home.
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Southern Cook Islands travel guide

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A mix of bush-covered islands and coral atolls, Southern Cook Islands are the peaks of long-dormant volcanoes, slowly sinking into the sea. Though consisting of only nine of the 15 Cook Islands, Southern Cook Islands are home to nine tenths of the population, most of whom live on Rarotonga. Home to Avarua, capital of Cook Islands, Rarotonga is as close to bustling as things get way out here in the Pacific, with its two bus routes (clockwise and counterclockwise around the island) and many hotels, resorts, restaurants, and bars. Nearest to Rarotonga is Aitutaki, or Honeymoon Island, with its turquoise lagoon filled with tropical fish and giant clams, surrounded by some of the best beaches in the world. Not that any of the beaches in the Southern Cook Islands are likely to disappoint: each is a tropical paradise, from the ancient limestone caves and coffee plantations of Atiu, to the Makatea islands of Mauke, Mitiaro, and Mangaia, where traditional village life still holds strong.
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Rarotonga travel guide

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Concerts & Shows · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
The center of Rarotonga is a mass of peaks and ridges, closely thatched with dense jungle. Around the outer edge of the island, between verdant bush and pristine white beaches, you'll find a scattering of hotels and resorts; restaurants, bars, and cafes; paw paw patches and fields of taro, mango, and bananas. Explore the unspoiled scenery of the interior, or relax wholeheartedly into the laid-back Islander way of life. There are two bus routes--clockwise and counterclockwise around the island--and the buses stop on demand, allowing you to get around with ease (if at a sedate place). Encircled by a sheltering coral reef, the crystal clear waters surrounding the island are calm and perfect for fishing, swimming, diving, paddling, snorkeling, or simply splashing about. Rarotonga also serves as the gateway to the rest of the Cook Islands, with tiny traditional communities, ancient caves, uninhabited islets, and sandy atolls to discover.
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