8 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

8 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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8 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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 + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Moorea
— 2 nights
+2
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, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, and then stop by Papeete Roulottes.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Papeete trip itinerary builder site .

Charlotte, USA to Papeete is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Charlotte to Papeete due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in December, expect Papeete to be 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 shopping, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Matira Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church, browse the exhibits of Alain Despert, and view the masterpieces at Bora Art Upstairs.

For reviews and more tourist information, read our Vaitape trip website .

Getting from Papeete to Vaitape by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Moorea.

Things to do in Vaitape

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bora Bora
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu

2
nights
Moorea

On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Lookout, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then look for gifts at Pearl Romance. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lagoonarium, contemplate the long history of Tiki Village Cultural Center, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Magic Mountain.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Moorea driving holiday website .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Vaitape to Moorea in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in January, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moorea

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Belvedere Lookout ©
Belvedere Lookout
Tiki Village Cultural Center ©
Tiki Village Cultural Center

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