25 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

25 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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25 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Papeete, Tahiti
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Maharepa, Moorea
— 4 nights
Fly + Ferry:  4 h 30 min
3
Bora Bora
— 7 nights
Ferry + Fly:  3 h
4
Tikehau
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Fakarava
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
6
Hiva Oa
— 2 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Calgary

6
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.
Get outdoors at The Water Gardens of Vaipahi and Vallee de la Papenoo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Taravao Plateau and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get out of town with these interesting Papeete side-trips: Faarumai Waterfalls (in Arue) and Taharuu Beach (in Papara). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Paofai Gardens, ponder the world of politics at Assemblee de la Polynesie francaise, admire the striking features of Assemblee De La Polynesie Francaise, and look for gifts at Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Papeete driving holiday planner.

Calgary, Canada to Papeete is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Tahiti Time (TAHT) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Calgary in September, expect Papeete to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Maharepa.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Tahiti, Taravao, Punaauia Beach, Taharuu Beach, Faarumai Waterfalls
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Taharuu Beach ©
Taharuu Beach
The Water Gardens of  Vaipahi ©
The Water Gardens of Vaipahi
Taravao Plateau ©
Taravao Plateau

4
nights
Maharepa, Moorea

Maharepa ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Spas & Wellness. Visiting Route des Ananas and Tiahura Beach will get you outdoors.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Maharepa trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Papeete to Maharepa by car takes about 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Maharepa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Moorea, Ron Hall Pearls, Afareaitu Waterfalls, Tiahura Beach
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Ta'ahiamanu Beach ©
Ta'ahiamanu Beach
Tiahura Beach ©
Tiahura Beach
Route des Ananas ©
Route des Ananas

7
nights
Bora Bora

There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Get outdoors at Bora Bora Turtle Centre and Tupitipiti Point. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Leopard Rays Trench. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Pahia, view the masterpieces at Bora Art Upstairs, get impressive views of Mount Otemanu, and explore the gorgeous colors at White Valley.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bora Bora trip itinerary planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maharepa to Bora Bora. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Tikehau.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Mount Pahia ©
Mount Pahia
Tupitipiti Point ©
Tupitipiti Point

2
nights
Tikehau

Tikehau ©
On the 13th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Sables Roses, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage La Cloche de Hina. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Ile d'Eden and then head outdoors with Ile Aux Oiseaux.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tikehau trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Tikehau in 3 hours. Another option is to fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly to Fakarava.

Things to do in Tikehau

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Ile Aux Oiseaux ©
Ile Aux Oiseaux
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Fakarava

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 15th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Fakarava beach. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fakarava trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Tikehau to Fakarava takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can fly to Hiva Oa.

Things to do in Fakarava

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Hiva Oa

Hiva Oa ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nahoe Beach, take an in-depth tour of Gauguin Museum, and then stroll the grounds of Calvary Cemetery.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hiva Oa online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Fakarava to Hiva Oa in 6.5 hours. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Hiva Oa

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Gauguin Museum ©
Gauguin Museum
Calvary Cemetery ©
Calvary Cemetery

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