13 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Papetoai, Moorea
— 3 nights
Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
Bora Bora
— 4 nights
Maupiti Island
— 1 night
Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 1 night
Papeete, Tahiti
— 1 night


Papetoai, Moorea — 3 nights

Papetoai is known for adventure, outdoors, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see FranckyFranck Moorea Tours, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lagoonarium, take the plunge with Tahiti Parachutisme, and contemplate the long history of Tiki Village Cultural Center.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Papetoai attractions planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Papetoai is an approximately 144-hour travel. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Tahiti Time is minus 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in August; daily highs in Papetoai reach 33°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bora Bora.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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Bora Bora — 4 nights

There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Bora Bora is known for wildlife, shopping, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Matira Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church, see Off-Road Tours, and get impressive views of Mount Otemanu.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bora Bora sightseeing planner.

Getting from Papetoai to Bora Bora by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Maupiti Island.
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Maupiti Island — 1 night

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.
On the 18th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with Maupiti Diving, then make a trip to Le Palais de la mer, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tereia Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Maupiti Island online trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bora Bora to Maupiti Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Avatoru.
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Avatoru, Rangiroa — 1 night

The main draw to Avatoru is its stunning location at the northern end of Rangiroa's vast, turquoise coral lagoon.
On the 19th (Thu), get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then stop by Gauguin's Pearl Farm, and then head off the coast to Ile aux Recifs.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Avatoru vacation site.

Fly from Maupiti Island to Avatoru in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Papeete.
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Papeete, Tahiti — 1 night

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.
On the 20th (Fri), steep yourself in history at James Norman Hall Home, look for gifts at Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, and finally hunt for treasures at Municipal Market.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Papeete online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Avatoru to Papeete takes 2.5 hours. In August in Papeete, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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French Polynesia travel guide

Spanning an area of the South Pacific as large as Western Europe, French Polynesia includes 118 islands and atolls scattered across the blue ocean. White sand beaches (and pink and black) skirt rugged island peaks, while magnificent coral reefs form tranquil lagoons, dyed a startling blue and teeming with fish, eels, dolphins, rays, turtles, and sharks. The names Tahiti and Bora Bora conjure up images of private thatched bungalows built out over a lagoon, and couples silhouetted against the sunset. That said, a wide range of family-run hotels and bed and breakfasts offer less extravagant (and surprisingly affordable) experiences that take in more of the laid-back local culture.