10 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Fly to Faa'a International Airport, Drive to Punaauia
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Punaauia, Tahiti
— 2 nights
Fly
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Paopao, Moorea
— 2 nights
Fly
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Huahine
— 1 night
Fly
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Maupiti Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Bora Bora
— 2 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to Toronto

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Punaauia, Tahiti — 2 nights

On the 13th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at The Water Gardens of Vaipahi and then identify plant and animal life at Ciao Tahiti Excursions 4x4 - Day Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with Tahiti Lagoon Paradise and then take in the dramatic scenery at Faarumai Waterfalls.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Punaauia online trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Punaauia is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Toronto to Punaauia, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Toronto in March, with highs in Punaauia at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Paopao.
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Paopao, Moorea — 2 nights

On the 15th (Wed), get a dose of the wild on Moorea Vip Tours, stop by Moana Pearls, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with Voil'a Moorea, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ta'ahiamanu Beach, then take a stroll through Route des Ananas, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Reikilibre-Toi.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paopao trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Punaauia to Paopao takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Huahine.
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Huahine — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Sito Archeologico Di Maeva, then get engrossed in the history at Fare Potee maeva huahine, and then discover the deep blue sea with Mahana Dive.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Huahine trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Paopao to Huahine in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to Maupiti Island.
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Find places to stay Mar 16 — 17:

Maupiti Island — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Le Palais de la mer, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Teurafaatiu, and then stroll through Tereia Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Maupiti Island trip builder site.

You can fly from Huahine to Maupiti Island in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Bora Bora.
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Find places to stay Mar 17 — 18:

Bora Bora — 2 nights

There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
On the 19th (Sun), look for gifts at Baldini perles, see the vivid underwater world at Leopard Rays Trench, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Bora Art Upstairs, then see some colorful creatures with Diveasy, then stroll through Bora Bora Turtle Centre, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Kincaid Galleries.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bora Bora day trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Maupiti Island to Bora Bora. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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French Polynesia travel guide

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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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