11 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

11 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Flint
Drive + Fly:  18 h 30 min
Papeete, Tahiti
— 2 nights
Fly + Ferry:  2 h 45 min
Vaitape, Bora Bora
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20 h
End: Flint

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 9th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Taharuu Beach, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, thentake in the exciting artwork at Manua Exquisite Tahitian Art, and finally look for gifts at Papeete Roulottes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Pointe Venus and then see the interesting displays at Musee de la perle et Bijouterie.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Papeete trip planning site.

Flint, USA to Papeete is an approximately 19-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Tahiti Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Flint in October: high temperatures in Papeete hover around 85°F and lows are around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Papeete

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Taharuu Beach, Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, Pointe Venus
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Taharuu Beach ©
Taharuu Beach
Pointe Venus ©
Pointe Venus
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands

Vaitape, Bora Bora

Vaitape ©
Perched at the foot of Bora Bora's emerald peak, by the side of the deep blue central lagoon, Vaitape is breathtakingly beautiful.
Get a sense of the local culture at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church and Bora Art Upstairs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bora Bora Turtle Centre and Mount Pahia. And it doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at Leopard Rays Trench, kick back and relax at Matira Beach, and stop by Deep Sea Pearls.

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Do a combination of flight and ferry from Papeete to Vaitape in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Moorea.

Things to do in Vaitape

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bora Bora
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Mount Pahia ©
Mount Pahia
Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church ©
Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church


Moorea ©
On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Tiahura Beach and Ta'ahiamanu Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Route des Ananas and Afareaitu Waterfalls. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Ron Hall Pearls, steep yourself in history at Tiki Village Cultural Center, and get outside with Cooks Bay.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Moorea online road trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Vaitape to Moorea in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and car. In October in Moorea, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moorea

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