8 days in French Polynesia & Pointe-Noire Itinerary

8 days in French Polynesia & Pointe-Noire Itinerary

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8 days in French Polynesia & Pointe-Noire Itinerary

Start: Milan, Italy
Fly + Drive:  28 h
1
Paopao, French Polynesia
— 1 day
Fly + Ferry:  4 h 30 min
2
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 1 night
Ferry + Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Papeete, French Polynesia
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  27 h
4
Pointe-Noire, Guadeloupe
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h
End: Milan, Italy

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Paopao, French Polynesia

Paopao
On the 11th (Tue), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paopao trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Paopao is an approximately 28- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Tahiti Time (TAHT), which is usually a -11 hour difference. August in Paopao sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Paopao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Matira Beach, stop by Robert Wan Bora Bora Boutiques, and then take in the exciting artwork at Bora Art Upstairs.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bora Bora trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Paopao to Bora Bora. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Robert Wan Bora Bora Boutiques ©
Robert Wan Bora Bora Boutiques
Bora Art Upstairs ©
Bora Art Upstairs

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Papeete, French Polynesia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): steep yourself in history at James Norman Hall Home, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, and then look for gifts at Fluid Tahiti.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Papeete journey site.

Getting from Bora Bora to Papeete by combination of ferry and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Papeete can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Pointe-Noire.

Things to do in Papeete

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, James Norman Hall Home
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James Norman Hall Home ©
James Norman Hall Home
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Fluid Tahiti ©
Fluid Tahiti

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nights
Pointe-Noire, Guadeloupe

Pointe-Noire ©
Pointe-Noire is a commune on Guadeloupe, a French overseas department in the Caribbean. La Maison du Cacao has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Habitation Cote Sous-le-Vent, then expand your horizons at La Maison du Cacao, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc des Mamelles, le Zoo de Guadeloupe. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanique de Deshaies, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Grande Anse, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pointe-Noire tour builder site.

Explore your travel options from Papeete to Pointe-Noire with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Papeete to Pointe-Noire. August in Pointe-Noire sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pointe-Noire

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Deshaies, Bouillante
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La Maison du Cacao ©
La Maison du Cacao
Parc des Mamelles, le Zoo de Guadeloupe ©
Plage de Grande Anse ©
Plage de Grande Anse

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