16 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Papeete, Tahiti
— 2 nights
Ha'apiti, Moorea
— 1 day
Drive to Moorea, Ferry to Papeete/Tahiti, Fly to Fakarava
— 1 night
Nuku Hiva
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
Bora Bora
— 6 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to Raiatea


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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Municipal Market, stop by Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls, then see the interesting displays at Musee de la perle et Bijouterie, and finally ponder the world of politics at Assemblee De La Polynesie Francaise.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Papeete online trip itinerary builder.

Brussels, Belgium to Papeete is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Brussels to Papeete, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in March, expect Papeete to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Ha'apiti.
Shopping · Museums
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Ha'apiti, Moorea — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on Moorea Miti Tours and then take in the awesome beauty at Magic Mountain.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ha'apiti trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Papeete to Ha'apiti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fakarava.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 29:

Fakarava — 1 night

A Fakarava holiday ensures a chance to explore untouched dive sites, admire old churches fashioned from corals and shells, and laze upon pristine white-sand beaches.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at Massage Coco and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fakarava trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Ha'apiti to Fakarava takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Nuku Hiva.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 29:
Highlights from your trip

Nuku Hiva — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Taioha'e Bay and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nuku Hiva travel planner.

Fly from Fakarava to Nuku Hiva in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to fly to Avatoru.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:

Avatoru — 2 nights

The main draw to Avatoru is its stunning location at the northern end of Rangiroa's vast, turquoise coral lagoon.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then head off the coast to Ile aux Recifs. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the vivid underwater world at Le Lagon Bleu.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Avatoru trip builder app.

You can fly from Nuku Hiva to Avatoru in 19 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bora Bora.
Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:

Bora Bora — 6 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: see majestic marine mammals with Reef Discovery Bora Bora, tour the pleasant surroundings at Matira Beach, look for gifts at Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora, and get impressive views of Mount Otemanu.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bora Bora trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Avatoru to Bora Bora takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Raiatea.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Green, mountainous, and sacred to the ancient Polynesians, Raiatea is the second largest of the Society Islands.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Raiatea trip maker website.

Getting from Bora Bora to Raiatea by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3 hours. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Sat).
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
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French Polynesia travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Gift & Specialty Shops · Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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.

Rangiroa travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Swim with Dolphins · Reefs
One of the largest atolls in the world, Rangiroa encircles a chilli-shaped lagoon so large, the entire island of Tahiti would fit inside of it. Two islands at the northern end of Rangiroa support the atoll's small permanent population, with a handful of paved roads, churches, resorts, stores, and gourmet restaurants. A string of uninhabited motus (islets) and sandbars form the rest of the lagoon's perimeter, rising no more than 0.9 m (3 ft) above the ocean waves, sometimes topped with swaying coconut palms. While boat trips across the lagoon and sunbathing on the remote white sand beaches are certainly blissful, the real excitement happens beneath the waves, where crystal clear waters and teeming coral reefs create an underwater Eden with some of the best diving spots in the world.