10 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

10 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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10 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Papeete, Tahiti
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
2
Moorea
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Maupiti Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Bora Bora
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + Fly + bus + subway:  21​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

1
day
Papeete, Tahiti

Papeete ©
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 29th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, contemplate the long history of James Norman Hall Home, and then visit a coastal fixture at Pointe Venus.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Papeete online trip itinerary planner .

Washington DC, USA to Papeete is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Papeete. In May, Papeete is somewhat warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 86°F and lows of 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Moorea.

Things to do in Papeete

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pointe Venus, James Norman Hall Home, Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
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James Norman Hall Home ©
James Norman Hall Home
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Pointe Venus ©
Pointe Venus

4
nights
Moorea

On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
Get some historical perspective at Tiki Village Cultural Center and Spirou THEBAUD. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Route des Ananas and Ta'ahiamanu Beach. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get outside with Lycee Agricole Opunohu, and make a trip to Toatea Lookout.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Papeete to Moorea in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. May in Moorea sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Maupiti Island.

Things to do in Moorea

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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Shark Diving
Tiki Village Cultural Center ©
Tiki Village Cultural Center
Route des Ananas ©
Route des Ananas

1
night
Maupiti Island

Maupiti Island ©
Tropical paradise doesn't get more surreal than on Maupiti Island, a volcano perched on a coral atoll and surrounded by a horseshoe of forested land.
On the 3rd (Mon), head outdoors with Mt. Teurafaatiu and then kick back and relax at Tereia Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Maupiti Island tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Moorea to Maupiti Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Maupiti Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Tereia Beach ©
Tereia Beach

2
nights
Bora Bora

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stroll through Matira Beach. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church, then browse the exhibits of Bora Art Upstairs, then look for gifts at Deep Sea Pearls, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bora Bora day trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Maupiti Island to Bora Bora. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church ©
Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Bora Art Upstairs ©
Bora Art Upstairs

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