17 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

17 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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17 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Start: Beirut
Fly:  29​h
1
Papeete, Tahiti
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Avatoru
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  3​h
3
Bora Bora
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Tahaa
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Moorea
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Beirut

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 2nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Taharuu Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, then browse the exhibits of Manua Exquisite Tahitian Art, and finally admire the striking features of Territorial Assembly. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Assemblee de la Polynesie francaise, stop by Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Pointe Venus.

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Beirut, Lebanon to Papeete is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Beirut to Papeete is minus 12 hours. Traveling from Beirut in August, expect Papeete to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Avatoru.

Things to do in Papeete

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Punaauia, Pointe Venus, Taharuu Beach
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Taharuu Beach ©
Taharuu Beach
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls ©
Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls

2
nights
Avatoru

The main draw to Avatoru is its stunning location at the northern end of Rangiroa's vast, turquoise coral lagoon.
On the 4th (Sun), stop by Gauguin's Pearl Farm and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Le Lagon Bleu.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Avatoru online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Papeete to Avatoru takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Avatoru

Tours Nature Parks
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Swim with Dolphins
Le Lagon Bleu ©
Le Lagon Bleu
Gauguin's Pearl Farm ©
Gauguin's Pearl Farm

5
nights
Bora Bora

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Leopard Rays Trench and Mount Pahia. Spend the 7th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Matira Beach, get impressive views of Mount Otemanu, browse the exhibits of Alain Despert, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Bora Bora online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Avatoru to Bora Bora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tahaa.

Things to do in Bora Bora

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

1
day
Tahaa

Tahaa ©
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 11th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Vallee de la Vanille, then identify plant and animal life at Turtle Conservation Center, then head outdoors with Jardin de Corail, and finally sample the fine beverages at Pari Pari.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tahaa trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Bora Bora to Tahaa with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Moorea.

Things to do in Tahaa

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Vallee de la Vanille ©
Vallee de la Vanille
Jardin de Corail ©
Jardin de Corail

4
nights
Moorea

Moorea ©
On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tiahura Beach and Have a Nice Pearl. Next up on the itinerary: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, make a trip to Toatea Lookout, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and head outdoors with Lycee Agricole Opunohu.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Moorea trip site .

Traveling by flight from Tahaa to Moorea takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. August in Moorea sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moorea

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Have a Nice Pearl ©
Have a Nice Pearl
Shark Diving
Tiahura Beach ©
Tiahura Beach

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