16 days in Society Islands & Avatoru Itinerary

16 days in Society Islands & Avatoru Itinerary

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16 days in Society Islands & Avatoru Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  11​h
1
Papeete, Tahiti
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Avatoru
— 3 nights
Fly + ferry:  3​h
3
Bora Bora
— 4 nights
ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Moorea
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Papeete, Tahiti
— Few hours
Fly:  11​h
End: San Francisco


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4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Papeete: Faarumai Waterfalls (in Arue) and The Water Gardens of Vaipahi (in Taravao). The adventure continues: stop by Papeete Roulottes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Tomb of King Pomare V, and take in the dramatic natural features at Point Venus.

Find out how to plan Papeete trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

San Francisco, USA to Papeete is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Tahiti Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in September; daily highs in Papeete reach 84°F and lows reach 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Avatoru.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tahiti, The Water Gardens of Vaipahi, Faarumai Waterfalls
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Point Venus ©
Point Venus
Fautaua ©
Fautaua
Faarumai Waterfalls ©
Faarumai Waterfalls

3
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Avatoru

The main draw to Avatoru is its stunning location at the northern end of Rangiroa's vast, turquoise coral lagoon.
Avatoru is known for wildlife, nature, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Le Lagon Bleu, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and look for gifts at Gauguin's Pearl Farm.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Avatoru trip planner .

You can fly from Papeete to Avatoru in 1.5 hours. You will leave for Bora Bora on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Avatoru

Wildlife Outdoors Nature
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Swim with Dolphins
Le Lagon Bleu ©
Le Lagon Bleu
Gauguin's Pearl Farm ©
Gauguin's Pearl Farm

4
nights
Bora Bora

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Spend the 29th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Matira Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Otemanu, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and stop by Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bora Bora day trip planning tool .

Getting from Avatoru to Bora Bora by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Moorea.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu

3
nights
Moorea

On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
Moorea is known for wildlife, adventure, shopping, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lagoonarium, look for gifts at Eva Perles Pearl Buying, and steep yourself in history at Tiki Village Cultural Center.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Moorea trip maker website .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Moorea in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and flight. September in Moorea sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Papeete.

Things to do in Moorea

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Belvedere Lookout ©
Belvedere Lookout
Tiki Village Cultural Center ©
Tiki Village Cultural Center

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hours
Papeete, Tahiti

Papeete
For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Papeete journey builder .

Getting from Moorea to Papeete by car takes about 2.5 hours. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Papeete

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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