17 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

17 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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17 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Start: Regina
Fly + Drive:  22 h 15 min
1
Moorea
— 6 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Ferry:  2 h 45 min
2
Bora Bora
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Maupiti Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Papeete, Tahiti
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Regina

6
nights
Moorea

Moorea ©
On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Ron Hall Pearls. We've included these beaches for you: Ta'ahiamanu Beach and Tiahura Beach. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, wander the streets of Route des Ananas, contemplate the long history of Tiki Village Cultural Center, and experience rural life at Lycee Agricole Opunohu.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Moorea road trip planning website.

Regina, Canada to Moorea is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Tahiti Time (TAHT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Regina in August, with highs in Moorea at 33°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Moorea

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Route des Ananas ©
Route des Ananas
Ta'ahiamanu Beach ©
Ta'ahiamanu Beach
Tiahura Beach ©
Tiahura Beach

5
nights
Bora Bora

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Baldini perles and Bora Bora Turtle Centre. Step out of the city life by going to Matira Beach and Leopard Rays Trench. There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Mount Otemanu, delve into the lush surroundings at Mount Pahia, see Off-Road Tours, and take in the exciting artwork at Bora Art Upstairs.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bora Bora trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Moorea to Bora Bora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Maupiti Island.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu

1
night
Maupiti Island

Maupiti Island ©
Tropical paradise doesn't get more surreal than on Maupiti Island, a volcano perched on a coral atoll and surrounded by a horseshoe of forested land.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): make a trip to Le Palais de la mer, then head outdoors with Mt. Teurafaatiu, and then stroll through Tereia Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Maupiti Island planning site.

Explore your travel options from Bora Bora to Maupiti Island with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Maupiti Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Tereia Beach ©
Tereia Beach
Le Palais de la mer ©
Le Palais de la mer

2
nights
Papeete, Tahiti

Papeete ©
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 16th (Sun): get outside with Vallee de la Papenoo and then take in the dramatic scenery at Faarumai Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Taharuu Beach, admire the natural beauty at The Water Gardens of Vaipahi, and then stop by Fluid Tahiti.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Papeete trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Maupiti Island to Papeete by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

The Water Gardens of Vaipahi, Taharuu Beach, Faarumai Waterfalls, Vallee de la Papenoo
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Vallee de la Papenoo ©
Vallee de la Papenoo
Taharuu Beach ©
Taharuu Beach
The Water Gardens of  Vaipahi ©
The Water Gardens of Vaipahi

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