12 days in Moorea, Marquesas Islands & Papeete Itinerary

12 days in Moorea, Marquesas Islands & Papeete Itinerary

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Fly to Papeete, Ferry to Moorea, Drive to Moorea
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Moorea
— 2 nights
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Drive to Moorea, Ferry to Papeete/Tahiti, Fly to Fatu Hiva
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Fatu Hiva
— 3 nights
Fly to Nuku Hiva, Taxi to Taiohae
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Taiohae, Nuku Hiva
— 4 nights
Taxi to Nuku Hiva, Fly to Papeete
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Papeete
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Moorea — 2 nights

On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tiki Village Cultural Center. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Tiki Village Cultural Center, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lagoonarium, then stop by Eva Perles Pearl Buying, and finally contemplate the long history of Tiki Village Cultural Center. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Temae Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Moorea vacation maker tool.

Auckland, New Zealand to Moorea is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. You'll gain 22 hours traveling from Auckland to Moorea due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland in July, plan for much warmer days in Moorea, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Fatu Hiva.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors
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Fatu Hiva — 3 nights

Fatu Hiva is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Bay of Virgins (Baie de Vierges).

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Fatu Hiva road trip planning site.

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Moorea to Fatu Hiva in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. You will leave for Taiohae on the 22nd (Wed).
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Parks · Nature
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Taiohae, Nuku Hiva — 4 nights

Taiohae is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Taiohae online vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Fatu Hiva to Taiohae takes 5.5 hours. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel to Papeete.
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Historic Sites
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Papeete — 2 nights

The capital of French Polynesia, Pape'ete amounts to little more than a medium-sized town by Western standards, but it is still a thriving hub of culture and commerce.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Municipal Market, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral, and then see the interesting displays at Musee de la perle et Bijouterie. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Point Venus, then stroll the grounds of Tomb of King Pomare V, then kick back and relax at Punaauia Beach, and finally look for gifts at Papeete Roulottes.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Taiohae to Papeete in 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Marquesas Islands travel guide

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Art Museums · Cemeteries · Churches

Tahiti travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Flea Markets · Safaris
The largest and probably best-known of the French Polynesian islands, Tahiti remains synonymous with turquoise coral lagoons, lush tropical vegetation, and palm-fringed beaches of black, volcanic sand. Tall, green mountains rise out of the blue ocean, lined with deep valleys, foaming waterfalls, and tumbling streams. Settlements skirt the island, including French Polynesia's small but vibrant capital Pape'ete, where colorful architecture, a bustling market, and smiling locals generate a great deal of charm. Top things to do here include exploring the island's rugged interior, as well as experiencing the traditional culture through archeological sites and hip-shaking music and dance.
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