14 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

14 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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14 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  11​h
1
Papeete, Tahiti
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Bora Bora
— 4 nights
ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Moorea
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Papeete, Tahiti
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Papeete, Tahiti

Papeete ©
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.
Step out of Papeete to go to Arue and see Faarumai Waterfalls, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Fautaua, explore the world behind art at Paul Gauguin Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Point Venus, and look for gifts at Papeete Roulottes.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Papeete route website .

San Francisco, USA to Papeete is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Papeete, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in March; daily highs in Papeete reach 88°F and lows reach 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tahiti, Faarumai Waterfalls
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Point Venus ©
Point Venus
Faarumai Waterfalls ©
Faarumai Waterfalls
Fautaua ©
Fautaua

4
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Bora Bora

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Spend the 9th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Matira Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Otemanu, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stop by Sibani Perles.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bora Bora vacation builder website .

Getting from Papeete to Bora Bora by combination of flight and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Moorea.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu

4
nights
Moorea

On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
Moorea is known for wildlife, adventure, shopping, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the awesome beauty at Magic Mountain, enjoy the sand and surf at Temae Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Moorea travel planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Moorea takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Moorea can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Papeete.

Things to do in Moorea

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Shark Diving
Belvedere Lookout ©
Belvedere Lookout
Tiki Village Cultural Center ©
Tiki Village Cultural Center

2
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Papeete, Tahiti

Papeete ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Musee de la perle et Bijouterie, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, then look for gifts at Tahiti Pearl Market, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Municipal Market, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Bain de Vaima and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Water Gardens of Vaipahi.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Papeete online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Moorea to Papeete takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Papeete

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Taravao, Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
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Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Municipal Market
Municipal Market
Musee de la perle et Bijouterie ©
Musee de la perle et Bijouterie

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