8 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Fly to Faa'a International Airport, Drive to Punaauia
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Punaauia, Tahiti
— 2 nights
Taxi to Papeete/Tahiti, Ferry to Maharepa
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Maharepa, Moorea
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tahaa
— 1 night
Unknown
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Bora Bora
— 1 night
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to New Orleans

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Punaauia, Tahiti — 2 nights

On the 8th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Water Gardens of Vaipahi and then take an exotic tour of Ciao Tahiti Excursions 4x4 - Day Tours. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with Eleuthera Tahiti Diving Center and then get a sense of history and politics at Assemblee De La Polynesie Francaise.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Punaauia trip planner.

New Orleans, USA to Punaauia is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Tahiti Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Punaauia, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Maharepa.
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Maharepa, Moorea — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see Off-Road Tours, experience rural life at Lycee Agricole Opunohu, and then relax and rejuvenate at Reikilibre-Toi. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Moorea Blue Diving Center, then look for gifts at Have a Nice Pearl, and then don't miss a visit to Toatea Lookout.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Maharepa trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Punaauia to Maharepa in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Maharepa can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Tahaa.
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Tahaa — 1 night

Taha’a is an island located among the western group, the Leeward Islands, of the Society Islands in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Vallee de la Vanille and then see the vivid underwater world at Jardin de Corail.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tahaa holiday planner.

Fly from Maharepa to Tahaa in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bora Bora.
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Bora Bora — 1 night

There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): meet some fierce fish with Diveasy, stop by Deep Sea Pearls, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bora Bora trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tahaa to Bora Bora. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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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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