19 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

19 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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19 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  29​h
1
Papeete, Tahiti
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  3​h 15​min
3
Vaitape, Bora Bora
— 6 nights
ferry + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Moorea
— 5 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  31​h
End: Bucharest

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.
Go for a jaunt from Papeete to Arue to see Faarumai Waterfalls about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, admire the sheer force of Fautaua, stop by Papeete Roulottes, and hunt for treasures at Municipal Market.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Papeete road trip planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Papeete is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bucharest to Papeete is minus 12 hours. Traveling from Bucharest in May, you will find days in Papeete are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are warmer (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Avatoru.

Things to do in Papeete

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tahiti, Faarumai Waterfalls, Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
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Fautaua ©
Fautaua
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Municipal Market
Municipal Market

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Le Lagon Bleu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then stop by Gauguin's Pearl Farm.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Avatoru trip planner .

You can fly from Papeete to Avatoru in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Avatoru

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

6
nights
Vaitape, Bora Bora

Vaitape ©
Perched at the foot of Bora Bora's emerald peak, by the side of the deep blue central lagoon, Vaitape is breathtakingly beautiful.
Vaitape is known for wildlife, shopping, zoos & aquariums, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Matira Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Tupitipiti Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Pahia, and identify plant and animal life at White Valley.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaitape trip builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Avatoru to Vaitape. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Moorea.

Things to do in Vaitape

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bora Bora
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Shark Diving
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu

5
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: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Temae Beach, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and get great views at Belvedere Lookout.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Moorea itinerary tool .

Explore your travel options from Vaitape to Moorea with the Route module. In May, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moorea

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

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