7 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Bora Bora
— 3 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to Paopao
Paopao, Moorea
— 1 night
Papeete, Tahiti
— 2 nights


Bora Bora — 3 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: stroll through Matira Beach, stop by Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls -Bora Bora, see Off-Road Tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at Reef Discovery Bora Bora.

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Missoula, USA to Bora Bora is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Tahiti Time (TAHT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paopao.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
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Paopao, Moorea — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get outside with Moorea Miti Tours, then get great views at Belvedere Lookout, and then stop by Albert Black Pearl Shop.

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Getting from Bora Bora to Paopao by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3.5 hours. In August in Paopao, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Papeete.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the long history of James Norman Hall Home, browse the eclectic array of goods at Municipal Market, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Assemblee De La Polynesie Francaise.

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You can ride a ferry from Paopao to Papeete in 2 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, daily temperatures in Papeete can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
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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.