8 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

8 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Papeete, Tahiti
— 1 night
Fly + Ferry:  2 h 45 min
2
Vaitape, Bora Bora
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
3
Moorea
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Ferry + Bus + Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Charlotte

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Municipal Market, thenget engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, and then look for gifts at Papeete Roulottes.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Papeete online route planner.

Charlotte, USA to Papeete is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Charlotte to Papeete. Traveling from Charlotte in December, expect Papeete to be much warmer, temps between 87°F and 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Papeete

Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
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Municipal Market
Municipal Market
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Papeete Roulottes ©
Papeete Roulottes

3
nights
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.
Vaitape is known for wildlife, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Matira Beach, contemplate the geological forces at Mount Otemanu, stop by Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora, and view the masterpieces at Alain Despert.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vaitape trip itinerary website.

Getting from Papeete to Vaitape by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Moorea.

Things to do in Vaitape

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Bora Bora
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora ©
Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu

2
nights
Moorea

Moorea ©
On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
On the 2nd (Thu), get great views at Belvedere Lookout and then stop by Pearl Romance. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lagoonarium, contemplate the long history of Tiki Village Cultural Center, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Magic Mountain.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Moorea day 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 January, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moorea

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Belvedere Lookout ©
Belvedere Lookout
Lagoonarium ©
Lagoonarium
Tiki Village Cultural Center ©
Tiki Village Cultural Center