29 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

29 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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29 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Start: Geneva
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  31​h
1
Moorea
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Raiatea
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h
3
Maupiti Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Bora Bora
— 8 nights
ferry + Fly:  3​h
5
Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Papeete, Tahiti
— 5 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Geneva

7
nights
Moorea

On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
Moorea is known for wildlife, adventure, shopping, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, contemplate the long history of Tiki Village Cultural Center, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Magic Mountain, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Moorea holiday planner .

Geneva, Switzerland to Moorea is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Geneva to Moorea, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Geneva in August, Moorea is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Raiatea.

Things to do in Moorea

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Shark Diving
Belvedere Lookout ©
Belvedere Lookout
Tiki Village Cultural Center ©
Tiki Village Cultural Center

2
nights
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 4th (Wed): head outdoors with Mount Tapioi and then stop by Vairua Perles. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Motu Iriru, then explore the ancient world of Marae Taputapuātea, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Coperto di Uturoa.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Raiatea road trip planning app .

Getting from Moorea to Raiatea by combination of flight and car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Maupiti Island.

Things to do in Raiatea

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Motu Iriru ©
Motu Iriru
Marae Taputapuātea ©
Marae Taputapuātea
Mount Tapioi ©
Mount Tapioi

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 6th (Fri), 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.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Maupiti Island planning tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Raiatea to Maupiti Island in an hour. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bora Bora.

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

8
nights
Bora Bora

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Spend the 8th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Matira Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Bora Bora Turtle Centre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Pahia, and look for gifts at Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bora Bora trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Maupiti Island to Bora Bora. On the 14th (Sat), you'll travel to Avatoru.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu

2
nights
Avatoru, Rangiroa

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 15th (Sun): get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then experience rural life at Gauguin's Pearl Farm. On the next day, head off the coast to Le Lagon Bleu.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Avatoru online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Avatoru takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Avatoru

Tours Nature Outdoors
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Swim with Dolphins
Le Lagon Bleu ©
Le Lagon Bleu
Gauguin's Pearl Farm ©
Gauguin's Pearl Farm

5
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.
Step out of Papeete with an excursion to Faarumai Waterfalls in Arue--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, stroll the grounds of Tomb of King Pomare V, browse the eclectic array of goods at Municipal Market, and examine the collection at Musee de la perle et Bijouterie.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Papeete road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Avatoru to Papeete takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tahiti, Faarumai Waterfalls, Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
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Fautaua ©
Fautaua
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Municipal Market
Municipal Market

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