18 days in Oceania Itinerary

18 days in Oceania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock French Polynesia attractions planner
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Papeete
— 5 nights
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Tikehau
— 2 nights
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Maupiti Island
— 1 night
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Taravao
— 2 nights
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Fakarava
— 2 nights
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Nuku Hiva
— 1 night
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Hiva Oa
— 1 night
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Papeete — 5 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: hunt for treasures at Municipal Market, examine the collection at Musee de la perle et Bijouterie, stop by Papeete Roulottes, and pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Papeete trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Papeete is an approximately 33-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Papeete. In September, daily temperatures in Papeete can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Tikehau.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
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Tikehau — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Sables Roses, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage La Cloche de Hina. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Ile d'Eden and then get outside with Ile Aux Oiseaux.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tikehau trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Papeete to Tikehau in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Maupiti Island.
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Maupiti Island — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get outside with Mt. Teurafaatiu, then make a trip to Le Palais de la mer, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tereia Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Maupiti Island day trip planning site.

You can fly from Tikehau to Maupiti Island in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Taravao.
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Taravao — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Paul Gauguin Museum, kick back and relax at Taharuu Beach, and then admire the natural beauty at The Water Gardens of Vaipahi. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Bain de Vaima, then take in the dramatic scenery at Faarumai Waterfalls, and then get outside with Taravao Plateau.

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Traveling by flight from Maupiti Island to Taravao takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Taravao can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Fakarava.
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Fakarava — 2 nights

A Fakarava holiday ensures a chance to explore untouched dive sites, admire old churches fashioned from corals and shells, and laze upon pristine white-sand beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Fakarava beach.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fakarava sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Taravao to Fakarava takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Nuku Hiva.
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Nuku Hiva — 1 night

On the 13th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nuku Hiva trip planner.

You can fly from Fakarava to Nuku Hiva in 4.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sun) before leaving for Hiva Oa.
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Hiva Oa — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Gauguin Museum, then stroll the grounds of Calvary Cemetery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nahoe Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hiva Oa trip site.

Traveling by flight from Nuku Hiva to Hiva Oa takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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Tahiti travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Flea Markets · Safaris
The largest and probably best-known of the French Polynesian islands, Tahiti remains synonymous with turquoise coral lagoons, lush tropical vegetation, and palm-fringed beaches of black, volcanic sand. Tall, green mountains rise out of the blue ocean, lined with deep valleys, foaming waterfalls, and tumbling streams. Settlements skirt the island, including French Polynesia's small but vibrant capital Pape'ete, where colorful architecture, a bustling market, and smiling locals generate a great deal of charm. Top things to do here include exploring the island's rugged interior, as well as experiencing the traditional culture through archeological sites and hip-shaking music and dance.
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