9 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
Bora Bora
— 4 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to Moorea, Taxi to Paopao
Paopao, Moorea
— 2 nights
Taxi to Moorea, Fly to Punaauia
Punaauia, Tahiti
— 2 nights
Drive to Faa'a International Airport, Fly to Edmonton


Bora Bora — 4 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: get up close to creatures of the deep with Reef Discovery Bora Bora, see Off-Road Tours, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Otemanu, and stroll through Leopard Rays Trench.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bora Bora road trip planning website.

Edmonton, Canada to Bora Bora is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Edmonton to Bora Bora. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paopao.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Paopao, Moorea — 2 nights

On the 13th (Sun), cast your line with Ak Fishing Trip and then take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Albert Black Pearl Shop, stop by Moorea Dolphin Center, and then take in the awesome beauty at Magic Mountain.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paopao trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Bora Bora to Paopao in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Paopao can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Punaauia.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature
Side Trip
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Punaauia, Tahiti — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): steep yourself in history at James Norman Hall Home, then hunt for treasures at Municipal Market, and then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Punaauia tour app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Paopao to Punaauia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
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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.