9 days in Tahiti Itinerary

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Fly to Faa'a International Airport, Drive to Taravao
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Taravao
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Arue
— 6 nights
Drive to Faa'a International Airport, Fly to Wellington

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Taravao — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Bain de Vaima, take in nature's colorful creations at The Water Gardens of Vaipahi, then stroll through Taharuu Beach, and finally explore the world behind art at Paul Gauguin Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Point Venus, then Head underground at Maraa Grotto, and then get great views at Taravao Plateau.

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Wellington, New Zealand to Taravao is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Tahiti Time (TAHT), which is usually a -22 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Wellington in December: high temperatures in Taravao hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Arue.
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Arue — 6 nights

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Maison Blanche (The White House) and Ma robe a moi. Take a break from the city and head to Afareaitu Waterfalls and Tiahura Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arue: Pareo Perso (in Papetoai), Manahere Adventure (in Maharepa) and Ron Hall Pearls (in Cook's Bay).

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Arue online tour planner.

Getting from Taravao to Arue by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.
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Tahiti travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Flea Markets · Safaris
The largest and probably best-known of the French Polynesian islands, Tahiti remains synonymous with turquoise coral lagoons, lush tropical vegetation, and palm-fringed beaches of black, volcanic sand. Tall, green mountains rise out of the blue ocean, lined with deep valleys, foaming waterfalls, and tumbling streams. Settlements skirt the island, including French Polynesia's small but vibrant capital Pape'ete, where colorful architecture, a bustling market, and smiling locals generate a great deal of charm. Top things to do here include exploring the island's rugged interior, as well as experiencing the traditional culture through archeological sites and hip-shaking music and dance.
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