30 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

30 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Moorea
— 8 nights
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Fakarava
— 1 night
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Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 2 nights
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Vaitape, Bora Bora
— 10 nights
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Maupiti Island
— 1 night
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Papeete, Tahiti
— 7 nights

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Moorea

Moorea ©
On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
Moorea is known for wildlife, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Lookout, visit Moorea Dolphin Center, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Magic Mountain, and kick back and relax at Ta'ahiamanu Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Moorea online trip builder.

Papeete to Moorea is an approximately 2-hour combination of ferry and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fakarava.

Things to do in Moorea

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay May 1 — 9:
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Belvedere Lookout ©
Belvedere Lookout
Tiki Village Cultural Center ©
Tiki Village Cultural Center
Lagoonarium ©
Lagoonarium

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fakarava route builder site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Moorea to Fakarava takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Avatoru.

Things to do in Fakarava

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Avatoru, Rangiroa

Avatoru ©
The main draw to Avatoru is its stunning location at the northern end of Rangiroa's vast, turquoise coral lagoon.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Le Lagon Bleu. Here are some ideas for day two: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then stop by Gauguin's Pearl Farm.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Avatoru vacation planner.

You can fly from Fakarava to Avatoru in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Avatoru

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Le Lagon Bleu ©
Le Lagon Bleu
Swim with Dolphins
Gauguin's Pearl Farm ©
Gauguin's Pearl Farm

10
nights
Vaitape, Bora Bora

Vaitape ©
Perched at the foot of Bora Bora's emerald peak, by the side of the deep blue central lagoon, Vaitape is breathtakingly beautiful.
Vaitape is known for wildlife, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Matira Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church, contemplate the geological forces at Mount Otemanu, and explore the gorgeous colors at Tupitipiti Point.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaitape trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Avatoru to Vaitape in 3.5 hours. Another option is to fly. You'll set off for Maupiti Island on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Vaitape

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 12 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu
Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora ©
Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): head outdoors with Mt. Teurafaatiu, then don't miss a visit to Le Palais de la mer, and then kick back and relax at Tereia Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Maupiti Island visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Vaitape to Maupiti Island with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Maupiti Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Tereia Beach ©
Tereia Beach
Le Palais de la mer ©
Le Palais de la mer

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Papeete: Taharuu Beach (in Papara), Taravao (Bain de Vaima & The Water Gardens of Vaipahi) and Faarumai Waterfalls (in Arue). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, stop by Papeete Roulottes, stop by Trou du Souffleur de Arahoho, and take in nature's colorful creations at Paofai Gardens.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Papeete tour itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Maupiti Island to Papeete in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Papeete can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Faarumai Waterfalls ©
Faarumai Waterfalls
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Municipal Market
Municipal Market

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