5 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

5 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

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Aitutaki
— 1 night
Fly to Rarotonga International Airport, Drive to Muri
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Muri, 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.
On the 5th (Fri), get a dose of the wild on Aitutaki Adventures. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through O'otu Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Aitutaki Lagoon, then step off the mainland to explore One Foot Island, and finally stop by T & S Artworx.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Aitutaki trip itinerary planner.

Manila, Philippines to Aitutaki is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to Cook Islands Standard Time (CKT) is minus 18 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Muri.
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Muri, Rarotonga — 1 night

Raratonga's lagoon measures widest and deepest around Muri, attracting large numbers of tourists to swim, snorkel, dive, and boat in the turquoise water filled with tropical sea life.
On the 7th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Te Ara- Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aroa Marine Reserve, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Rock Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Muri trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Aitutaki to Muri. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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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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