8 days in Papeete & Taravao Itinerary

8 days in Papeete & Taravao Itinerary

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8 days in Papeete & Taravao Itinerary

Start: Papeete
1
Papeete
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Taravao
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Papeete

5
nights
Papeete

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Papeete: Faarumai Waterfalls (in Arue) and Taravao (The Water Gardens of Vaipahi & Bain de Vaima). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, steep yourself in history at James Norman Hall Home, admire all the interesting features of Point Venus, and admire the sheer force of Fautaua.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Papeete driving holiday site .

If you are flying in from Japan, the closest major airport is Faa'a International Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Papeete can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Taravao.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tahiti, Punaauia, Taravao, Faarumai Waterfalls
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:
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Api Dive Tahiti ©
Api Dive Tahiti
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Musee de la perle et Bijouterie ©
Musee de la perle et Bijouterie

2
nights
Taravao

Taravao ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Paul Gauguin Museum, identify plant and animal life at The Water Gardens of Vaipahi, and then admire the sheer force of Faarumai Waterfalls. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Taravao Plateau, explore the activities along Bain de Vaima, then look for gifts at Tahiti Perles, and finally Head underground at Maraa Grotto.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Taravao trip planner .

You can drive from Papeete to Taravao in 1.5 hours. In September in Taravao, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Taravao

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tahiti, Faarumai Waterfalls
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
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Faarumai Waterfalls ©
Faarumai Waterfalls
Paul Gauguin Museum ©
Paul Gauguin Museum
The Water Gardens of  Vaipahi ©
The Water Gardens of Vaipahi