8 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
Bora Bora
— 3 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to Moorea, Taxi to Papetoai
Papetoai, Moorea
— 2 nights
Drive to Moorea, Ferry to Papeete
Papeete, Tahiti
— 1 night


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: head outdoors with Reef Discovery Bora Bora, soothe aching muscles at Latitude Massage Bora Bora, look for gifts at Sibani Perles, and enjoy the sand and surf at Matira Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bora Bora online trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Bora Bora is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Washington DC to Bora Bora, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Papetoai.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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Papetoai, Moorea — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stop by Pearl Romance, surround yourself with nature on Moorea Miti Tours, and then take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): stop by Moorea Dolphin Center, steep yourself in history at Tiki Village Cultural Center, and then take in the awesome beauty at Magic Mountain.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Papetoai tour itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Bora Bora to Papetoai in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and flight. In January, daytime highs in Papetoai are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can fly to Papeete.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
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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 19th (Thu), steep yourself in history at James Norman Hall Home, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Municipal Market, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, and finally stop by Viamiti Perles.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Papeete itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Papetoai to Papeete takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Papeete are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly 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.