16 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

16 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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16 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Start: Quebec City
Fly + Drive:  24​h
1
Moorea
— 3 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h 45​min
2
Bora Bora
— 6 nights
ferry + Fly:  3​h
3
Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Papeete, Tahiti
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Quebec City

3
nights
Moorea

Moorea ©
On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tiki Village Cultural Center and Spirou THEBAUD. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lycee Agricole Opunohu and Tiahura Beach. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the water at your own pace with Manahere Adventure, wander the streets of Route des Ananas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ta'ahiamanu Beach.

Before you visit Moorea, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Quebec City, Canada to Moorea is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Tahiti Time (TAHT) is minus 5 hours. In September, Moorea is a bit warmer than Quebec City - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Moorea

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Route des Ananas ©
Route des Ananas
Mermaid Private Boat Tours ©
Mermaid Private Boat Tours
Shark Diving

6
nights
Bora Bora

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Get in touch with nature at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Scuba & Snorkeling. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Leopard Rays Trench and Tupitipiti Point. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Matira Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the gorgeous colors at White Valley, and trek along Mount Pahia.

For more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Bora Bora day trip planning site .

Getting from Moorea to Bora Bora by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Avatoru.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
Avatoru, Rangiroa

Avatoru ©
The main draw to Avatoru is its stunning location at the northern end of Rangiroa's vast, turquoise coral lagoon.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Recifs, experience rural life at Gauguin's Pearl Farm, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Avatoru trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Avatoru in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Avatoru

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Ile aux Recifs ©
Ile aux Recifs
Swim with Dolphins
Le Lagon Bleu ©
Le Lagon Bleu

2
nights
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.
On the 12th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Musee de la perle et Bijouterie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the water at your own pace with Tahiti Trip Fishing, contemplate the long history of James Norman Hall Home, then get outside with Vallee de la Papenoo, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Pointe Venus.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Papeete itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Avatoru to Papeete takes 1.5 hours. September in Papeete sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Papeete

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tahiti, Punaauia, Pointe Venus, Taharuu Beach
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Taharuu Beach ©
Taharuu Beach
Vallee de la Papenoo ©
Vallee de la Papenoo
Tahiti Trip Fishing ©
Tahiti Trip Fishing

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