22 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

22 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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22 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + Drive + ferry:  16​h
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Maupiti Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Vaitape, Bora Bora
— 7 nights
ferry + Fly:  3​h
Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
Papeete, Tahiti
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Vancouver


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, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Magic Mountain, stop by Eva Perles Pearl Buying, and take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Lookout.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Moorea trip itinerary planning app .

Vancouver, Canada to Moorea is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Moorea is minus 2 hours. In September, Moorea is a bit warmer than Vancouver - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Maupiti Island.

Things to do in Moorea

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

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.
On the 9th (Wed), get outside with Mt. Teurafaatiu, then don't miss a visit to Le Palais de la mer, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tereia Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Maupiti Island tour builder site .

You can fly from Moorea to Maupiti Island in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vaitape.

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

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, look for all kinds of wild species at Bora Bora Turtle Centre, stop by Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora, and get impressive views of Mount Otemanu.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaitape travel itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Maupiti Island to Vaitape with the Route module. You'll set off for Avatoru on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Vaitape

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Bora Bora
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu

Avatoru, Rangiroa

Avatoru ©
The main draw to Avatoru is its stunning location at the northern end of Rangiroa's vast, turquoise coral lagoon.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Le Lagon Bleu. Keep things going the next day: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then look for gifts at Gauguin's Pearl Farm.

Start your trip to Avatoru by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Vaitape to Avatoru in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Avatoru

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

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.
Take a break from Papeete with a short trip to Faarumai Waterfalls in Arue, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, explore the world behind art at Paul Gauguin Museum, stroll the grounds of Tomb of King Pomare V, and stop by Papeete Roulottes.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Papeete online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Avatoru to Papeete in 1.5 hours. In September in Papeete, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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