15 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

15 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

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Fly to Rarotonga International Airport, Drive to Avarua
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Avarua, Rarotonga
— 8 nights
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Aitutaki
— 4 nights
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Avarua, Rarotonga

— 8 nights
Avarua is known for shopping, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, hunt for treasures at Punanga Nui, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cook Island Christian Church (CICC), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Muri Lagoon.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Avarua trip builder site.

Helsinki, Finland to Avarua is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Helsinki to Avarua, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Avarua to be much warmer, temps between 33°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Avarua

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Aitutaki

— 4 nights
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Aitutaki is known for parks, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aitutaki Lagoon, get a taste of the local shopping with T & S Artworx, kick back and relax at O'otu Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Maungapu.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Aitutaki trip maker site.

You can fly from Avarua to Aitutaki in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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Cook Islands travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Concerts & Shows · Scuba & Snorkeling
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.