21 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
Bora Bora
— 6 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to Avatoru
Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 1 night
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Ha'apiti, Moorea
— 4 nights
Papeete, Tahiti
— 4 nights


Bora Bora — 6 nights

There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Step off the beaten path and head to Diveasy and Bora Bora Turtle Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Leopard Rays Trench and Tupitipiti Point. There's still lots to do: stop by Baldini perles, view the masterpieces at Kincaid Galleries, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Otemanu.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bora Bora trip itinerary maker tool.

Paris, France to Bora Bora is an approximately 28.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Paris to Bora Bora due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel 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 30th (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Recifs and then identify plant and animal life at Rangiroa Plongee.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Avatoru route app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Avatoru takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Raiatea.
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Raiatea — 2 nights

Green, mountainous, and sacred to the ancient Polynesians, Raiatea is the second largest of the Society Islands.
On the 1st (Mon), delve into the distant past at Marae Taputapuātea and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tapioi. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at The Anapa Pearl Farm, then see what you can catch with Arii Moana Tours, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Coperto di Uturoa.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Raiatea itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Avatoru to Raiatea takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Huahine.
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Huahine — 2 nights

On the 3rd (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Mahana Dive, get engrossed in the history at Fare Potee maeva huahine, then make a trip to Sito Archeologico Di Maeva, then stop by Motu Tresor, and finally don't miss a visit to Fare, in Huahine, FP. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Galerie 'Umatatea, then head outdoors with E-Bike Huahine, and then admire the natural beauty at Eden Parc.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Huahine online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Raiatea to Huahine takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to fly to Ha'apiti.
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Ha'apiti, Moorea — 4 nights

Visiting Voil'a Moorea and Ta'ahiamanu Beach will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to SAB Pearls and Route des Ananas. When in Ha'apiti, make a side trip to see Off-Road Tours in Maharepa, approximately Maharepa away.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ha'apiti online visit planner.

Fly from Huahine to Ha'apiti in 3 hours. May in Ha'apiti sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Papeete.
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Papeete, Tahiti — 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tahiti Lagoon Paradise and The Water Gardens of Vaipahi. Visiting Ciao Tahiti Excursions 4x4 - Day Tours and Faarumai Waterfalls will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Vallee de la Papenoo, take in the dramatic natural features at Point Venus, and contemplate the long history of James Norman Hall Home.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Papeete tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Ha'apiti to Papeete takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. May in Papeete sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. You will leave for home on the 12th (Fri).
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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.