14 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Papeete, Tahiti
— 2 nights
Papetoai, Moorea
— 5 nights
Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
Bora Bora
— 5 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to Melbourne


Papeete, Tahiti — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): make a trip to Temple Protestant de Paofai and then appreciate the views at Vallee de la Papenoo. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Municipal Market, stop by Manapearl Tahiti, then get a sense of history and politics at Assemblee De La Polynesie Francaise, and finally pause for some photo ops at Memorial Site for Nuclear Testings..

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Melbourne, Australia to Papeete is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Tahiti Time (TAHT), which is usually a -20 hour difference. When traveling from Melbourne in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Papeete, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to Papetoai.
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Papetoai, Moorea — 5 nights

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at SAB Pearls and Aquablue Moorea Helmet Dive.

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Traveling by flight from Papeete to Papetoai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In April, daytime highs in Papetoai are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bora Bora.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
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Bora Bora — 5 nights

There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Leopard Rays Trench and Latitude Massage Bora Bora. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with Reef Discovery Bora Bora, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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Do a combination of flight and ferry from Papetoai to Bora Bora in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) 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.