14 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

14 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Fly
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Papeete, Tahiti
— 3 nights
Fly
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Papetoai, Moorea
— 2 nights
Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
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Bora Bora
— 5 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to Avatoru
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Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 2 nights
Drive to Rangiroa Airport, Fly to Toronto

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Papeete, Tahiti

— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ciao Tahiti Excursions 4x4 - Day Tours and Tahiti Lagoon Paradise. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Tahiti and the Islands and James Norman Hall Home. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Faarumai Waterfalls, look for gifts at Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls, hunt for treasures at Municipal Market, and contemplate the waterfront views at Point Venus.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Papeete holiday planner.

Toronto, Canada to Papeete is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Tahiti Time (TAHT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in May, you will find days in Papeete are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are much hotter (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Papetoai.

Things to do in Papeete

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Papetoai, Moorea

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): meet some fierce fish with Moorea Miti Tours and then take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Lookout. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Tiki Village Cultural Center, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Magic Mountain, and then look for gifts at Albert Black Pearl Shop.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Papetoai trip planner.

You can fly from Papeete to Papetoai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In May, daytime highs in Papetoai are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Papetoai

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Bora Bora

— 5 nights
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Take a break from the city and head to Reef Discovery Bora Bora and Leopard Rays Trench. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Otemanu, stroll through White Valley, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and see Off-Road Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bora Bora travel route planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Papetoai to Bora Bora in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Avatoru.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Avatoru, Rangiroa

— 2 nights
The main draw to Avatoru is its stunning location at the northern end of Rangiroa's vast, turquoise coral lagoon.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): look for gifts at Gauguin's Pearl Farm and then step off the mainland to explore Le Lagon Bleu. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Ile aux Recifs and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Avatoru trip website.

Getting from Bora Bora to Avatoru by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Avatoru

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping
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French Polynesia travel guide

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Spanning an area of the South Pacific as large as Western Europe, French Polynesia includes 118 islands and atolls scattered across the blue ocean. White sand beaches (and pink and black) skirt rugged island peaks, while magnificent coral reefs form tranquil lagoons, dyed a startling blue and teeming with fish, eels, dolphins, rays, turtles, and sharks. The names Tahiti and Bora Bora conjure up images of private thatched bungalows built out over a lagoon, and couples silhouetted against the sunset. That said, a wide range of family-run hotels and bed and breakfasts offer less extravagant (and surprisingly affordable) experiences that take in more of the laid-back local culture.