27 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
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Bora Bora
— 8 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to Avatoru
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Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fakarava
— 2 nights
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Raiatea
— 2 nights
Fly
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Huahine
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ha'apiti, Moorea
— 4 nights
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Papeete, Tahiti
— 5 nights
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Bora Bora — 8 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: stroll through Matira Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Tupitipiti Point, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bora Bora attractions planner.

San Francisco, USA to Bora Bora is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from San Francisco to Bora Bora, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Avatoru.
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Find places to stay Dec 13 — 21:

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 22nd (Thu): look for gifts at Gauguin's Pearl Farm, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Recifs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): stroll through Le Lagon Bleu.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Avatoru day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Avatoru in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly to Fakarava.
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Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Massage Coco and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fakarava beach.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fakarava online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Avatoru to Fakarava takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can fly to Raiatea.
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Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Raiatea — 2 nights

Green, mountainous, and sacred to the ancient Polynesians, Raiatea is the second largest of the Society Islands.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): head off the coast to Motu Iriru and then steep yourself in history at Marae Taputapuātea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Vairua Perles, get outside with Arii Moana Tours, and then hunt for treasures at Mercato Coperto di Uturoa.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Raiatea trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Fakarava to Raiatea by flight takes about 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Huahine.
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Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

Huahine — 3 nights

Huahine is known for adventure, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: have fun at La passion du pareo, don't miss a visit to Sito Archeologico Di Maeva, head outdoors with Mahana Dive, and view the masterpieces at Galerie 'Umatatea.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Huahine online travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Raiatea to Huahine takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Ha'apiti.
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Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

Ha'apiti, Moorea — 4 nights

Ha'apiti is known for wildlife, shopping, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Moorea Miti Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Temae Beach, stop by Pearl Romance, and stop by Moorea Dolphin Center.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ha'apiti sightseeing site.

You can fly from Huahine to Ha'apiti in 3 hours. December in Ha'apiti sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can fly to Papeete.
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Papeete, Tahiti — 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ciao Tahiti Excursions 4x4 - Day Tours (in Punaauia) and Bain de Vaima (in Taravao). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, take in the dramatic scenery at Fautaua, take in the exciting artwork at Manua Exquisite Tahitian Art, and look for gifts at Papeete Roulottes.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Papeete attractions planner.

You can fly from Ha'apiti to Papeete in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Papeete are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jan 3 — 8:

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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