21 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

21 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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21 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Start: Portland
+3
bus + Fly + bus + ferry:  26​h
1
Moorea
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Maupiti Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Vaitape, Bora Bora
— 6 nights
ferry + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Papeete, Tahiti
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  23​h 45​min
End: Portland

6
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: get interesting insight from Tours, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lagoonarium, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Magic Mountain, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Moorea visit planner.

Portland, USA to Moorea is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Portland to Moorea. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Portland in October; daily highs in Moorea reach 85°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Maupiti Island.

Things to do in Moorea

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 21:
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Shark Diving
Tiki Village Cultural Center ©
Tiki Village Cultural Center
Belvedere Lookout ©
Belvedere Lookout

1
night
Maupiti Island

Maupiti Island ©
Tropical paradise doesn't get more surreal than on Maupiti Island, a volcano perched on a coral atoll and surrounded by a horseshoe of forested land.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get outside with Mt. Teurafaatiu, make a trip to Le Palais de la mer, and then stroll through Tereia Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Maupiti Island online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Moorea to Maupiti Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Maupiti Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:
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Tereia Beach ©
Tereia Beach
Le Palais de la mer ©
Le Palais de la mer

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: kick back and relax at Matira Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Tupitipiti Point, stop by Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Pahia.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vaitape online sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maupiti Island to Vaitape. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Avatoru.

Things to do in Vaitape

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bora Bora
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 28:
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu

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.
On the 29th (Thu), head off the coast to Le Lagon Bleu. Keep things going the next day: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience and then look for gifts at Gauguin's Pearl Farm.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Avatoru trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vaitape to Avatoru. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Avatoru

Nature Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
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Le Lagon Bleu ©
Le Lagon Bleu
Swim with Dolphins
Gauguin's Pearl Farm ©
Gauguin's Pearl Farm

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Faarumai Waterfalls (in Arue) and Bain de Vaima (in Taravao). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, see the interesting displays at Musee de la perle et Bijouterie, browse the eclectic array of goods at Municipal Market, and take in the dramatic natural features at Point Venus.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Papeete trip itinerary app .

Fly from Avatoru to Papeete in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Papeete are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Papeete

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tahiti, Faarumai Waterfalls, Bain de Vaima, Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:
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Fautaua ©
Fautaua
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Municipal Market
Municipal Market

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