21 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

21 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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21 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Papeete, Tahiti
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  3​h
3
Bora Bora
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Maupiti Island
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h
5
Raiatea
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Moorea
— 5 nights
+3
ferry + bus + Fly + bus:  20​h 15​min
End: Edmonton

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.
James Norman Hall Home and Tomb of King Pomare V will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Point Venus and Fautaua. Take a break from Papeete with a short trip to Faarumai Waterfalls in Arue, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at 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 stop by Papeete Roulottes.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Papeete tour itinerary app .

Edmonton, Canada to Papeete is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Tahiti Time (TAHT) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Edmonton in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Papeete, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Avatoru.

Things to do in Papeete

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tahiti, Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, Faarumai Waterfalls
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Point Venus ©
Point Venus
Faarumai Waterfalls ©
Faarumai Waterfalls
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands

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 23rd (Wed), head off the coast to Le Lagon Bleu. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then look for gifts at Gauguin's Pearl Farm.

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Getting from Papeete to Avatoru by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Avatoru

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

7
nights
Bora Bora

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Visiting Mount Otemanu and Waterskiing & Jetskiing will get you outdoors. Spend the 26th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Matira Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Tupitipiti Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Bora Bora Turtle Centre, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Pahia.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bora Bora trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Avatoru to Bora Bora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Maupiti Island.

Things to do in Bora Bora

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Le Palais de la mer, then get outside with Mt. Teurafaatiu, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tereia Beach.

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Explore your travel options from Bora Bora to Maupiti Island with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Raiatea.

Things to do in Maupiti Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Tereia Beach ©
Tereia Beach
Le Palais de la mer ©
Le Palais de la mer

1
night
Raiatea

Raiatea ©
Green, mountainous, and sacred to the ancient Polynesians, Raiatea is the second largest of the Society Islands.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get outside with Mount Tapioi, then explore the ancient world of Marae Taputapuātea, and then look for gifts at Vairua Perles.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Raiatea road trip planning app .

Getting from Maupiti Island to Raiatea by combination of flight and car takes about an hour. Other options: fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Moorea.

Things to do in Raiatea

Outdoors Shopping Historic Sites
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Mount Tapioi ©
Mount Tapioi
Marae Taputapuātea ©
Marae Taputapuātea
Vairua Perles ©
Vairua Perles

5
nights
Moorea

On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
Visiting Shark Diving and Waterskiing & Jetskiing will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Tiki Village Cultural Center, stroll through Tiahura Beach, stop by Eva Perles Pearl Buying, and enjoy the sand and surf at Temae Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Moorea trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Raiatea to Moorea in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moorea

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:
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Shark Diving
Tiki Village Cultural Center ©
Tiki Village Cultural Center
Scuba & Snorkeling

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