11 days in South Pacific Itinerary

11 days in South Pacific Itinerary

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Neiafu, Tonga
— 1 day
2
Apia, Samoa
— 2 nights
3
Aitutaki, Cook Islands
— 1 night
4
Papeete, French Polynesia
— 3 nights
5
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 1 night
6
Moorea, French Polynesia
— 1 night

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Neiafu, Tonga

Neiafu ©
On the 14th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Ene'io Botanical Garden.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Neiafu attractions planner.

Durham, USA to Neiafu is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Tonga Standard Time (TOT) is 18 hours. When traveling from Durham in July, plan for slightly colder days in Neiafu, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Apia.

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Ene'io Botanical Garden ©
Ene'io Botanical Garden

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Apia, Samoa

Apia ©
The Samoan capital of Apia serves as the first port of call for most visitors, and it plays home to a number of historic sites, a laid-back seaside promenade, and a range of hotels and restaurants keeping tourists entertained.
On the 15th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Lefaga Beach.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Apia day trip planning app.

You can fly from Neiafu to Apia in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Apia

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Lefaga Beach ©
Lefaga Beach

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Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Aitutaki ©
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Maungapu and then kick back and relax at Aitutaki Lagoon.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Aitutaki itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Apia to Aitutaki takes 21 hours. The time zone changes from Apia Standard Time to Cook Islands Standard Time, which is usually a -23 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Mount Maungapu ©
Mount Maungapu
Aitutaki Lagoon ©
Aitutaki Lagoon

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nights
Papeete, French Polynesia

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.
Kids will enjoy Taharuu Beach and Vallee de la Papenoo. Get in touch with nature at Taravao Plateau and The Water Gardens of Vaipahi. Step out of Papeete with an excursion to Faarumai Waterfalls in Arue--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Papeete day trip planning tool.

Getting from Aitutaki to Papeete by flight takes about 27 hours. In July, daytime highs in Papeete are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Papeete

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Taravao, Vallee de la Papenoo, Taharuu Beach, Faarumai Waterfalls
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Taharuu Beach ©
Taharuu Beach
The Water Gardens of  Vaipahi ©
The Water Gardens of Vaipahi
Taravao Plateau ©
Taravao Plateau

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
On the 20th (Mon), stop by La Perle de MAIMITI and then see the vivid underwater world at Leopard Rays Trench.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bora Bora itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Papeete to Bora Bora takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Moorea.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
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La Perle de MAIMITI ©
La Perle de MAIMITI

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Moorea, French Polynesia

Moorea ©
On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stroll through Tiahura Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ta'ahiamanu Beach, then take a stroll through Route des Ananas, and finally look for gifts at Pearl Romance.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Moorea trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Bora Bora to Moorea by combination of ferry, flight, and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. In July in Moorea, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moorea

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Ta'ahiamanu Beach ©
Ta'ahiamanu Beach
Tiahura Beach ©
Tiahura Beach
Route des Ananas ©
Route des Ananas

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