46 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

46 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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46 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Moorea
— 10 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Raiatea
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h
3
Maupiti Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Bora Bora
— 9 nights
ferry + Fly:  3​h
5
Tikehau
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
Fakarava
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Nuku Hiva
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1​h 15​min
9
Hiva Oa
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Papeete, Tahiti
— 6 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Bangkok

10
nights
Moorea

On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
Tiki Village Cultural Center and Spirou THEBAUD will appeal to history buffs. You'll get in some beach time at Temae Beach and Ta'ahiamanu Beach. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the awesome beauty at Magic Mountain, and take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Lookout.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Moorea itinerary site .

Bangkok, Thailand to Moorea is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Tahiti Time (TAHT), which is usually a -17 hour difference. Traveling from Bangkok in June, things will get little chillier in Moorea: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. You'll set off for Raiatea on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Moorea

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Shark Diving
Scuba & Snorkeling
Tiki Village Cultural Center ©
Tiki Village Cultural Center

3
nights
Raiatea

Raiatea ©
Green, mountainous, and sacred to the ancient Polynesians, Raiatea is the second largest of the Society Islands.
Get outdoors at Mount Tapioi and Motu Iriru. Do your shopping at The Anapa Pearl Farm and Mercato Coperto di Uturoa. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Marae Taputapuātea.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Raiatea trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Moorea to Raiatea takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. You will leave for Maupiti Island on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Raiatea

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Motu Iriru ©
Motu Iriru
Marae Taputapuātea ©
Marae Taputapuātea
Mount Tapioi ©
Mount Tapioi

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Tereia Beach and Mt. Teurafaatiu. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Le Palais de la mer.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Maupiti Island online journey builder .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Raiatea to Maupiti Island takes an hour. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll set off for Bora Bora on the 18th (Tue).

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

9
nights
Bora Bora

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Alain Despert and Bora Art Upstairs are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora and Art du Pacificfor some retail therapy. Spend the 20th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Matira Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Pahia, and look for all kinds of wild species at Bora Bora Turtle Centre.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bora Bora route maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maupiti Island to Bora Bora. You'll set off for Tikehau on the 27th (Thu).

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
Tikehau

Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Sables Roses and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tikehau tour planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Tikehau in 3 hours. Another option is to fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Avatoru.

Things to do in Tikehau

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Avatoru, Rangiroa

The main draw to Avatoru is its stunning location at the northern end of Rangiroa's vast, turquoise coral lagoon.
Get in touch with nature at Swim with Dolphins and Le Lagon Bleu. There's more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Gauguin's Pearl Farm.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Avatoru online trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tikehau to Avatoru. You'll set off for Fakarava on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Avatoru

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

4
nights
Fakarava

Fakarava
A Fakarava holiday ensures a chance to explore untouched dive sites, admire old churches fashioned from corals and shells, and laze upon pristine white-sand beaches.
Fakarava is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Fakarava beach.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fakarava travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Avatoru to Fakarava takes 2 hours. You will leave for Nuku Hiva on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Fakarava

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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1
night
Nuku Hiva

Nuku Hiva ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nuku Hiva online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Fakarava to Nuku Hiva by flight takes about 4 hours. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hiva Oa.

Things to do in Nuku Hiva

Historic Sites
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Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Notre Dame Cathedral

1
night
Hiva Oa

Hiva Oa ©
On the 8th (Mon), kick back and relax at Nahoe Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Calvary Cemetery, and then explore the world behind art at Gauguin Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hiva Oa day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Nuku Hiva to Hiva Oa takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Hiva Oa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Gauguin Museum ©
Gauguin Museum
Calvary Cemetery ©
Calvary Cemetery

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.
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 The Water Gardens of Vaipahi. Explore Papeete's surroundings by going to Bain de Vaima (in Taravao), Taharuu Beach (in Papara) and Faarumai Waterfalls (in Arue). And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Municipal Market, explore the world behind art at Paul Gauguin Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral, and look for gifts at Papeete Roulottes.

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

Traveling by flight from Hiva Oa to Papeete takes 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tahiti, Taravao, Punaauia, Faarumai Waterfalls, Taharuu Beach
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The Water Gardens of  Vaipahi ©
The Water Gardens of Vaipahi
Municipal Market
Municipal Market
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands

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