16 days in French Polynesia & Auckland Itinerary

16 days in French Polynesia & Auckland Itinerary

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Auckland, New Zealand
— 6 nights
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Papeete, French Polynesia
— 1 night
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Fatu Hiva, French Polynesia
— 1 night
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Taiohae, French Polynesia
— 1 night
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Moorea, French Polynesia
— 5 nights

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Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©

City of Sails

The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Popular historic sites such as Manukau Heads Lighthouse and Howick Historical Village are in your itinerary. Visiting Browns Bay Beach and Orewa Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Auckland side-trips: Muriwai Gannet Colony (in Muriwai Beach), Warkworth (Horse Riding Warkworth, Of Hand & Heart, &more) and Waipu Museum (in Waipu). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Karekare Beach, grab your bike and head to Orewa – Te Ara Tahuna Estuary Cycleway, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Minniesdale Chapel, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Takapuna Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Auckland trip planning app.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiports are Auckland International Airport and Hamilton International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Auckland can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Beach
Orewa Beach
4.7
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Must see
Browns Bay Beach
4.7

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Water Gardens of Vaipahi. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Tahiti Pearl Market, then steep yourself in history at James Norman Hall Home, then take in the dramatic scenery at Faarumai Waterfalls, and finally explore the striking landscape at Point Venus.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Papeete trip planner.

Getting from Auckland to Papeete by flight takes about 9 hours. You'll gain 22 hours traveling from Auckland to Papeete due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Auckland, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Papeete, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Fatu Hiva.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Fatu Hiva, French Polynesia

Fatu Hiva
On the 25th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Bay of Virgins (Baie de Vierges).

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fatu Hiva trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Papeete to Fatu Hiva takes 6.5 hours. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Taiohae.

Things to do in Fatu Hiva

Nature · Parks
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Taiohae, French Polynesia

Taiohae
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Taiohae trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Fatu Hiva to Taiohae takes 5 hours. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Moorea.

Things to do in Taiohae

Historic Sites
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Temae Beach and Eva Perles Pearl Buying. Get a sense of the local culture at Route des Ananas and Tiki Village Cultural Center. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Moorea Tropical Garden, take in the awesome beauty at Magic Mountain, get great views at Belvedere Lookout, and make a trip to Toatea Lookout.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Moorea online trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Taiohae to Moorea in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moorea

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Must see
Temae Beach
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