11 days in South Pacific Itinerary

11 days in South Pacific Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Pacific trip itinerary maker

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

11 days in South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Durham, United States
Fly:  31​h
1
Neiafu, Tonga
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Apia, Samoa
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
3
Aitutaki, Cook Islands
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
4
Papeete, French Polynesia
— 3 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 1 night
ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Moorea, French Polynesia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Durham, United States

1
day
Neiafu, Tonga

Neiafu ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Ene'io Botanical Garden.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Neiafu online road trip planner .

Durham, USA to Neiafu is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Neiafu is 18 hours. When traveling from Durham in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Neiafu: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Apia.

Things to do in Neiafu

Parks
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Ene'io Botanical Garden ©
Ene'io Botanical Garden

2
nights
Apia, Samoa

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): kick back and relax at Lefaga Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Apia day trip website .

Fly from Neiafu to Apia in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Apia

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lefaga Beach ©
Lefaga Beach

1
night
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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Maungapu and then kick back and relax at Aitutaki Lagoon.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Aitutaki trip planner .

Getting from Apia to Aitutaki by flight takes about 18.5 hours. The time zone changes from West Samoa Standard Time to Cook Is. Time, which is usually a -23 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Maungapu ©
Mount Maungapu
Aitutaki Lagoon ©
Aitutaki Lagoon

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Water Gardens of Vaipahi and Faarumai Waterfalls. Get in touch with nature at Taravao Plateau and Taharuu Beach. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Vallee de la Papenoo and look for gifts at Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Papeete trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Aitutaki to Papeete takes 7 hours. In July, daytime highs in Papeete are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Papeete

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Taravao, Vallee de la Papenoo, Taharuu Beach, Faarumai Waterfalls
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
The Water Gardens of  Vaipahi ©
The Water Gardens of Vaipahi
Taravao Plateau ©
Taravao Plateau
Faarumai Waterfalls ©
Faarumai Waterfalls

1
night
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), look for gifts at La Perle de MAIMITI, then identify plant and animal life at Leopard Rays Trench, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bora Bora holiday planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Papeete to Bora Bora in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Moorea.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

1
night
Moorea, French Polynesia

Moorea ©
On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stroll through Tiahura Beach, kick back and relax at Ta'ahiamanu Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Route des Ananas, and finally stop by Pearl Romance.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Moorea day trip website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Moorea takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Moorea can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moorea

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Tiahura Beach ©
Tiahura Beach
Route des Ananas ©
Route des Ananas

Similar Plans

12 days in French Polynesia, Mykonos & Vanuatu BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 26 days in United States & South Pacific BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 19 days in French Polynesia, Los Angeles & Las Vegas BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND August, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Bora Bora BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Bora Bora BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Bora Bora BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Bora Bora BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Bora Bora BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Tongatapu Island & Vava'u Islands BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in French Polynesia BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Bora Bora BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, romantic, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Bora Bora BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans