28 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

28 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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28 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Start: Curitiba
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Moorea
— 8 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Maupiti Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Uturoa, Raiatea
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + ferry:  2​h 15​min
4
Vaitape, Bora Bora
— 7 nights
ferry + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Papeete, Tahiti
— 6 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Curitiba

8
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: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lagoonarium, look for gifts at Eva Perles Pearl Buying, and take in the awesome beauty at Magic Mountain.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Moorea trip website .

Curitiba, Brazil to Moorea is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Curitiba to Moorea. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Curitiba in December; daily highs in Moorea reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Maupiti Island.

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

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 3rd (Fri): 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.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Maupiti Island day trip website .

Fly from Moorea to Maupiti Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Uturoa.

Things to do in Maupiti Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:
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Tereia Beach ©
Tereia Beach
Le Palais de la mer ©
Le Palais de la mer

1
night
Uturoa, Raiatea

Uturoa ©
Uturoa is a commune (municipality) of French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Tapioi. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): head off the coast to Motu Iriru and then get outside with Mount Tapioi.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Uturoa trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Maupiti Island to Uturoa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Uturoa

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Motu Iriru
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
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Mount Tapioi ©
Mount Tapioi
Motu Iriru ©
Motu Iriru

7
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, explore the gorgeous colors at White Valley, identify plant and animal life at Leopard Rays Trench, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vaitape trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Uturoa to Vaitape. You will leave for Avatoru on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Vaitape

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bora Bora
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 11:
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Shark Diving
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu

2
nights
Avatoru, Rangiroa

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 12th (Sun): head off the coast to Le Lagon Bleu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then look for gifts at Gauguin's Pearl Farm.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Avatoru trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Vaitape to Avatoru with the Route module. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Avatoru

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:
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Swim with Dolphins
Le Lagon Bleu ©
Le Lagon Bleu
Gauguin's Pearl Farm ©
Gauguin's Pearl Farm

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Papeete: Taravao (Bain de Vaima & The Water Gardens of Vaipahi), Faarumai Waterfalls (in Arue) and Taharuu Beach (in Papara). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, examine the collection at Musee de la perle et Bijouterie, stop by Papeete Roulottes, and take in the dramatic scenery at Fautaua.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Papeete journey planner.

You can fly from Avatoru to Papeete in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Papeete are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tahiti, Taravao, Faarumai Waterfalls, Taharuu Beach, Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 19:
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Fautaua ©
Fautaua
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Municipal Market
Municipal Market