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 list of things to see and do now includes Rehab Nightclub, Raro Buggy Tours, Highland Paradise Drums of our Forefathers Sunset Culture Show, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: stop by Bergman & Sons, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and kick back and relax at Aroa Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Avarua trip itinerary builder website.

Auckland, New Zealand to Avarua is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Cook Islands Standard Time (CKT) is minus 22 hours. When traveling from Auckland in May, plan for much hotter days in Avarua, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Aitutaki.
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Aitutaki — 4 nights

Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Visit Aitutaki Lagoon and O'otu Beach for some beach relaxation. Attractions like One Foot Island and Boat Tours & Water Sports make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Akaiami Beach, admire the natural beauty at Aitutaki Secret Garden, get great views at Piraki Lookout, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Maungapu.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Aitutaki trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Avarua to Aitutaki takes 3 hours. You'll set off for Avarua on the 27th (Sat).
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Avarua, Rarotonga

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Avarua planning site.

Getting from Aitutaki to Avarua by flight takes about 3 hours. On the 27th (Sat), you're off to 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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