18 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

18 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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18 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Papeete, Tahiti
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Moorea
— 4 nights
Fly + ferry:  3​h
3
Bora Bora
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h
4
Maupiti Island
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h
5
Raiatea
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h
6
Huahine
— Few hours
Fly:  15​h
7
Nuku Hiva
— 1 night
Fly:  35​h
End: Zurich

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), kick back and relax at Taharuu Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, then stop by Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Manua Exquisite Tahitian Art, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then visit a coastal fixture at Pointe Venus.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Papeete online trip itinerary planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Papeete is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Papeete is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Zurich in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Papeete: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Moorea.

Things to do in Papeete

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Punaauia, Pointe Venus, Taharuu Beach
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Taharuu Beach ©
Taharuu Beach
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls ©
Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls

4
nights
Moorea

Moorea ©
On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Swim with Dolphins and Tiahura Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Route des Ananas and Tiki Village Cultural Center. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Lycee Agricole Opunohu, and delve into the distant past at Spirou THEBAUD.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Moorea vacation builder website .

Getting from Papeete to Moorea by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Moorea

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Ron Hall Pearls ©
Ron Hall Pearls
Tiahura Beach ©
Tiahura Beach
Shark Diving

4
nights
Bora Bora

There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mount Pahia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alain Despert and Bora Art Upstairs. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Matira Beach, stop by Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls -Bora Bora, contemplate the geological forces at Mount Otemanu, and have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bora Bora route maker .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Moorea to Bora Bora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Maupiti Island.

Things to do in Bora Bora

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

1
night
Maupiti Island

Maupiti Island ©
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.
On the 12th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Le Palais de la mer, then head outdoors with Mt. Teurafaatiu, and then kick back and relax at Tereia Beach.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Maupiti Island online route maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bora Bora to Maupiti Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Raiatea.

Things to do in Maupiti Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Tereia Beach ©
Tereia Beach
Le Palais de la mer ©
Le Palais de la mer

1
night
Raiatea

Raiatea ©
Green, mountainous, and sacred to the ancient Polynesians, Raiatea is the second largest of the Society Islands.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Marae Taputapuātea, then get outside with Mount Tapioi, and then look for gifts at Vairua Perles.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Raiatea attractions planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Maupiti Island to Raiatea in an hour. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Huahine.

Things to do in Raiatea

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping
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Mount Tapioi ©
Mount Tapioi
Marae Taputapuātea ©
Marae Taputapuātea
Vairua Perles ©
Vairua Perles

few
hours
Huahine

Huahine ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mont Taitaa, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie 'Umatatea, then take an in-depth tour of Fare Potee maeva huahine, and finally don't miss a visit to Sito Archeologico Di Maeva.

Plan a Huahine trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Raiatea to Huahine takes an hour. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nuku Hiva.

Things to do in Huahine

Nature Parks Museums
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Fare Potee maeva huahine ©
Fare Potee maeva huahine
Galerie 'Umatatea ©
Galerie 'Umatatea
Mont Taitaa ©
Mont Taitaa

1
night
Nuku Hiva

Nuku Hiva ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nuku Hiva road trip tool .

Fly from Huahine to Nuku Hiva in 15 hours. On the 16th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Nuku Hiva

Historic Sites
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Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Notre Dame Cathedral

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