9 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

9 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

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9 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Aitutaki
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h
2
Avarua, Rarotonga
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Aitutaki

Aitutaki ©
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Aitutaki is known for beaches, nature, adventure, shopping, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Aitutaki Lagoon, look for gifts at T & S Artworx, tour the pleasant surroundings at O'otu Beach, and head outdoors with Akaiami.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Aitutaki online trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Aitutaki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Aitutaki, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Avarua.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Aitutaki Lagoon ©
Aitutaki Lagoon
One Foot Island ©
One Foot Island
O'otu Beach ©
O'otu Beach

4
nights
Avarua, Rarotonga

Avarua ©
Avarua is known for shopping, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Muri Lagoon, find something for the whole family at Cocoputt, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Rock Beach, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Matutu Brewery.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Avarua trip builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Aitutaki to Avarua. July in Avarua sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Avarua

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rarotonga, Titikaveka Beach
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Muri Lagoon ©
Muri Lagoon
Titikaveka Beach ©
Titikaveka Beach
Cocoputt ©
Cocoputt