11 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

11 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

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Fly to Rarotonga International Airport, Drive to Muri
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Muri
— 5 nights
Drive to Rarotonga International Airport, Fly to Aitutaki
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Aitutaki
— 4 nights
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Muri — 5 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Muri Lagoon and Papua ( Wigmore's) Waterfall. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, browse the eclectic array of goods at Punanga Nui, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Raro Mountain Safari Tour, and kick back and relax at Black Rock Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Muri journey maker website.

Alofi, Niue to Muri is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alofi to Muri. In May, daily temperatures in Muri can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Aitutaki.
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Aitutaki — 4 nights

Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Aitutaki Lagoon and One Foot Island. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Maungapu, head off the coast to Moturakau, and stop by T & S Artworx.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Aitutaki trip itinerary maker website.

Explore your travel options from Muri to Aitutaki with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Cook Islands travel guide

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Beaches · Concerts & Shows · Scuba & Snorkeling
Scattered across a 2,200,000 sq km (849,425 sq mi) zone in the vast Pacific Ocean, roughly halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii, the Cook Islands are about as remote a holiday destination as you will find. With their pristine white-sand beaches, tranquil azure lagoons, lush tropical jungles, and teeming coral reefs, the 15 islands seem plucked from a picture postcard of paradise. Relaxation comes first and foremost, for locals as much as tourists, and you will find the laid-back lifestyle of the Cook Islanders as infectious as their warm smiles. As tempting (and fulfilling) as it might be to spend all day swinging lazily in a hammock strung between shady palm trees, plenty of adventures await exploring the idyllic scenery overland, on the waves, and undersea.
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