16 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Bora Bora
— 4 nights
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Maupiti Island
— 2 nights
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Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 2 nights
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Papetoai, Moorea
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Papeete, Tahiti
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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, browse the exhibits of Kincaid Galleries, take in the exciting artwork at Alain Despert, and get impressive views of Mount Otemanu.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bora Bora planning site.

Washington, USA to Bora Bora is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Washington to Bora Bora. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Maupiti Island.
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Maupiti Island — 2 nights

Tropical paradise doesn't get more surreal than on Maupiti Island, a volcano perched on a coral atoll and surrounded by a horseshoe of forested land.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with Maupiti Diving and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Teurafaatiu. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tereia Beach and then don't miss a visit to Le Palais de la mer.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bora Bora to Maupiti Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Avatoru.
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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 27th (Sun): explore the gorgeous colors at Le Lagon Bleu. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Gauguin's Pearl Farm, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Recifs.

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You can fly from Maupiti Island to Avatoru in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Papetoai.
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Papetoai, Moorea — 3 nights

Papetoai is known for adventure, outdoors, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Lookout, savor the flavors at Fare Tutava, soothe aching muscles at Reikilibre-Toi, and kick back and relax at Temae Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Papetoai trip maker website.

You can fly from Avatoru to Papetoai in 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can fly to Papeete.
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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.
Papeete is known for shopping, parks, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lagoonarium, look for all kinds of wild species at Tahiti Lagoon Paradise, browse the eclectic array of goods at Municipal Market, and take in the dramatic scenery at Faarumai Waterfalls.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Papeete online visit planner.

Fly from Papetoai to Papeete in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Papeete are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time 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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