16 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Bora Bora
— 4 nights
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Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 2 nights
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Papetoai, Moorea
— 3 nights
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Papeete, Tahiti
— 4 nights
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Bora Bora — 4 nights

There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Bora Bora is known for wildlife, shopping, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Matira Beach, contemplate the geological forces at Mount Otemanu, view the masterpieces at Kincaid Galleries, and look for gifts at Sibani Perles.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bora Bora trip planner.

Washington, USA to Bora Bora is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Bora Bora, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Avatoru.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
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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.
On the 25th (Fri), look for gifts at Gauguin's Pearl Farm, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Recifs.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Avatoru vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Avatoru in 4 hours. You'll set off for Papetoai on the 26th (Sat).
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Papetoai, Moorea — 3 nights

Papetoai is known for adventure, outdoors, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Belvedere Lookout, get a tailor-made plan with Moorea Miti Tours, contemplate the long history of Tiki Village Cultural Center, and stop by Moorea Dolphin Center.

Before you visit Papetoai, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Avatoru to Papetoai by flight takes about 4.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Papetoai are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Papeete.
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Papeete, Tahiti — 4 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.
When in Papeete, make a side trip to see Ciao Tahiti Excursions 4x4 - Day Tours in Punaauia, approximately Punaauia away. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Municipal Market, get up close to creatures of the deep with Tahiti Lagoon Paradise, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, and take in the natural beauty of Arahoho Blowhole.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Papeete trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Papetoai to Papeete takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. August in Papeete sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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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.
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