12 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

12 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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12 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  11​h
1
Papeete, Tahiti
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Moorea
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
Huahine
— 3 nights
Fly + ferry:  3​h
4
Bora Bora
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Papeete, Tahiti
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Papeete, Tahiti

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 4th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Manua Exquisite Tahitian Art, then contemplate the long history of James Norman Hall Home, and then head outdoors with Vallee de la Papenoo. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the water at your own pace with Tahiti Trip Fishing and then enjoy the sand and surf at Taharuu Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Papeete online route builder .

Los Angeles, USA to Papeete is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Papeete is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in April; daily highs in Papeete reach 88°F and lows reach 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Moorea.

Things to do in Papeete

Outdoors Transportation Tours

Side Trips

Tahiti, Taharuu Beach, Tahiti Trip Fishing
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Taharuu Beach ©
Taharuu Beach
Vallee de la Papenoo ©
Vallee de la Papenoo
Tahiti Trip Fishing ©
Tahiti Trip Fishing

3
nights
Moorea

Moorea ©
On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
Get in touch with nature at Swim with Dolphins and Tiahura Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ta'ahiamanu Beach and Mermaid Private Boat Tours. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Route des Ananas, admire the sheer force of Afareaitu Waterfalls, get a new perspective on things with Manahere Adventure, and stop by Tahia Pearls Exquisite Tahitian Pearls.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Moorea trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Papeete to Moorea in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In April, daytime highs in Moorea are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Huahine.

Things to do in Moorea

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Route des Ananas ©
Route des Ananas
Mermaid Private Boat Tours ©
Mermaid Private Boat Tours
Tiahura Beach ©
Tiahura Beach

3
nights
Huahine

Huahine ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Three Bays Pass, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Taitaa, take an in-depth tour of Fare Potee maeva huahine, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie 'Umatatea, then stop by Motu Tresor, and finally make a trip to Fare, in Huahine, FP. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Eden Parc, then head outdoors with Huahine-kitetrip, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie Huahine Passion.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Huahine itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Moorea to Huahine takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Huahine

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Mont Taitaa ©
Mont Taitaa
Fare Potee maeva huahine ©
Fare Potee maeva huahine
Galerie 'Umatatea ©
Galerie 'Umatatea

2
nights
Bora Bora

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alain Despert and Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church. Explore hidden gems such as Leopard Rays Trench and Bora Bora Cruise and Dive. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Bora Bora Turtle Centre, look for gifts at Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls -Bora Bora, and see the vivid underwater world at White Valley.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bora Bora online tour itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Huahine to Bora Bora in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Tupitipiti Point ©
Tupitipiti Point
Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church ©
Alain Despert ©
Alain Despert

1
night
Papeete, Tahiti

Papeete ©
For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Papeete trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Papeete in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Papeete

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Pointe Venus
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Pointe Venus ©
Pointe Venus
Territorial Assembly ©
Territorial Assembly
Tahiti Pearl Market ©
Tahiti Pearl Market

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