25 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

25 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Papeete
— 1 night
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Maupiti Island
— 4 nights
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Bora Bora
— 3 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to Tikehau
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Tikehau
— 5 nights
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Fakarava
— 4 nights
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Faa'a
Ferry to Moorea, Drive to Papetoai
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Papetoai
— 4 nights
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Papeete
— 3 nights
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Papeete — 1 night

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.
To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Papeete trip itinerary maker website.

Auckland, New Zealand to Papeete is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to Papeete, you'll gain 22 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland in August, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Papeete: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 25°C at night. You'll set off for Maupiti Island on the 14th (Sun).
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Maupiti Island — 4 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.
Maupiti Island is known for beaches, wildlife, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Tereia Beach, get outside with Mt. Teurafaatiu, see some colorful creatures with Maupiti Diving, and make a trip to Le Palais de la mer.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Maupiti Island road trip planner.

You can fly from Papeete to Maupiti Island in 2.5 hours. You will leave for Bora Bora on the 18th (Thu).
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Bora Bora — 3 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: enjoy the sand and surf at Matira Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with Reef Discovery Bora Bora, look for gifts at Sibani Perles, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Otemanu.

To find photos and tourist information, read Bora Bora trip itinerary maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Maupiti Island to Bora Bora. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tikehau.
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Tikehau — 5 nights

Tikehau is known for wildlife, outdoors, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Plage La Cloche de Hina, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Sables Roses, and head outdoors with Ile Aux Oiseaux.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tikehau trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Tikehau in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Fakarava.
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Fakarava — 4 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.
Fakarava is known for wildlife, beaches, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Fakarava beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tekopa Village Fakarava.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Fakarava trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tikehau to Fakarava takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to fly to Faa'a.
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Faa'a

Faaa is a commune in the suburbs of Papeete in French Polynesia, an overseas country of France in the Pacific Ocean. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Faa'a trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Fakarava to Faa'a in 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Faa'a are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 30th (Tue), you're off to Papetoai.
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Papetoai — 4 nights

Papetoai is known for adventure, outdoors, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Lookout, look for gifts at Eva Perles Pearl Buying, get a new perspective on things with Moorea Miti Tours, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lagoonarium.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Papetoai travel route builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Faa'a to Papetoai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Papetoai, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Papeete.
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Papeete — 3 nights

Go for a jaunt from Papeete to Arue to see Tahiti Safari Expedition about 36 minutes away. Enjoy Papeete some more: hunt for treasures at Municipal Market, explore the activities along Point Venus, get a sense of history and politics at Assemblee De La Polynesie Francaise, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Arahoho Blowhole.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Papeete road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Papetoai to Papeete takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to fly 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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Moorea travel guide

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Waterskiing & Jetskiing · Gift & Specialty Shops · Nature & Wildlife Tours
On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys. Hiking routes take you past tumbling waterfalls and ferny cliffs, to villages painted pastel and gardens filled with hibiscus. Birds of paradise fly from tree to tree, while rays, sharks, and fish of every color flit among the protective coral reefs around the island. Swim in the irresistibly warm, translucent waters of the lagoon, and head to the tiki village at night, where grass-skirted dancers shake their hips to thunderous percussion and fire dancers trace glowing trails against the darkness.
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