14 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Papeete, Tahiti
— 3 nights
Ha'apiti, Moorea
— 3 nights
Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 2 nights
Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
Bora Bora
— 5 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to San Diego


Papeete, Tahiti — 3 nights

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.
Papeete is known for shopping, parks, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, admire the sheer force of Faarumai Waterfalls, contemplate the long history of James Norman Hall Home, and look for gifts at Papeete Roulottes.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Papeete day trip planning website.

San Diego, USA to Papeete is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Diego to Papeete, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Papeete are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Ha'apiti.
Parks · Shopping · Nature · Historic Sites
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Ha'apiti, Moorea — 3 nights

Step out of Ha'apiti to go to Maharepa and see Eva Perles Pearl Buying, which is approximately 38 minutes away.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ha'apiti online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Papeete to Ha'apiti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Avatoru.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Avatoru, Rangiroa — 2 nights

The main draw to Avatoru is its stunning location at the northern end of Rangiroa's vast, turquoise coral lagoon.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the gorgeous colors at Le Lagon Bleu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): head off the coast to Ile aux Recifs, relax in the rural setting at Gauguin's Pearl Farm, and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Avatoru trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ha'apiti to Avatoru takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bora Bora.
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Bora Bora — 5 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: kick back and relax at Matira Beach, view the masterpieces at Alain Despert, explore the galleries of Bora Art Upstairs, and pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church.

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Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Avatoru to Bora Bora takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel 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.