5 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

5 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cook Islands holiday planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Aitutaki
— 1 night
Fly to Rarotonga International Airport, Drive to Arorangi
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Arorangi, Rarotonga
— 1 night
Drive to Rarotonga International Airport, Fly to Manila

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Aitutaki — 1 night

Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Piraki Lookout, enjoy the sand and surf at Aitutaki Lagoon, then kick back and relax at Akaiami Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore One Foot Island.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Aitutaki driving holiday planning app.

Manila, Philippines to Aitutaki is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time to Cook Islands Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Arorangi.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
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Arorangi, Rarotonga — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Te Ara- Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise, kick back and relax at Muri Lagoon, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cook Island Christian Church (CICC).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Arorangi travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Aitutaki to Arorangi. December in Arorangi sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
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Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Cook Islands travel guide

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Beaches · Concerts & Shows · Scuba & Snorkeling
Scattered across a 2,200,000 sq km (849,425 sq mi) zone in the vast Pacific Ocean, roughly halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii, the Cook Islands are about as remote a holiday destination as you will find. With their pristine white-sand beaches, tranquil azure lagoons, lush tropical jungles, and teeming coral reefs, the 15 islands seem plucked from a picture postcard of paradise. Relaxation comes first and foremost, for locals as much as tourists, and you will find the laid-back lifestyle of the Cook Islanders as infectious as their warm smiles. As tempting (and fulfilling) as it might be to spend all day swinging lazily in a hammock strung between shady palm trees, plenty of adventures await exploring the idyllic scenery overland, on the waves, and undersea.
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