12 days in Aitutaki & Rarotonga Itinerary

12 days in Aitutaki & Rarotonga Itinerary

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Aitutaki
— 4 nights
Fly to Rarotonga International Airport, Drive to Titikaveka
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Titikaveka
— 6 nights
Drive to Rarotonga International Airport, Fly to Auckland

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Aitutaki — 4 nights

Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Aitutaki is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to One Foot Island, get interesting insight from Tours, admire the natural beauty at Aitutaki Secret Garden, and kick back and relax at Aitutaki Lagoon.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Aitutaki trip simple and quick.

Auckland, New Zealand to Aitutaki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Aitutaki is minus 22 hours. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Titikaveka.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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Titikaveka — 6 nights

Titikaveka is known for beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Muri Lagoon, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Te Rua Manga (The Needle), take in the dramatic scenery at Papua ( Wigmore's) Waterfall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aroa Marine Reserve.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Titikaveka trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Aitutaki to Titikaveka. In July, daily temperatures in Titikaveka can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
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Rarotonga travel guide

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Concerts & Shows · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
The center of Rarotonga is a mass of peaks and ridges, closely thatched with dense jungle. Around the outer edge of the island, between verdant bush and pristine white beaches, you'll find a scattering of hotels and resorts; restaurants, bars, and cafes; paw paw patches and fields of taro, mango, and bananas. Explore the unspoiled scenery of the interior, or relax wholeheartedly into the laid-back Islander way of life. There are two bus routes--clockwise and counterclockwise around the island--and the buses stop on demand, allowing you to get around with ease (if at a sedate place). Encircled by a sheltering coral reef, the crystal clear waters surrounding the island are calm and perfect for fishing, swimming, diving, paddling, snorkeling, or simply splashing about. Rarotonga also serves as the gateway to the rest of the Cook Islands, with tiny traditional communities, ancient caves, uninhabited islets, and sandy atolls to discover.
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