11 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

11 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

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Avarua, Rarotonga
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Aitutaki
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Avarua, Rarotonga — 6 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Spas, Muri Lagoon, Raro Buggy Tours, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Bergman & Sons, stroll through Avana Point, and visit Tai's Weather Rock.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Avarua trip site.

Auckland, New Zealand to Avarua is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll gain 22 hours traveling from Auckland to Avarua due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in May, you will find days in Avarua are much warmer (32°C), and nights are a bit warmer (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Aitutaki.
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Aitutaki — 4 nights

Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
You've now added Mount Maungapu to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Aitutaki Lagoon and Piraki Lookout. Get in touch with nature at Boat Tours & Water Sports and One Foot Island. It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Aitutaki Secret Garden.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Aitutaki attractions planner.

You can fly from Avarua to Aitutaki in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Avarua.
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Avarua, Rarotonga

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Punanga Nui.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Avarua journey builder website.

Traveling by flight from Aitutaki to Avarua takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Cook Islands travel guide

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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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