8 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

8 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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8 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  33​h
1
Punaauia, Tahiti
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Moorea
— 1 night
Fly + ferry:  2​h 45​min
3
Vaitape, Bora Bora
— 2 nights
Fly:  37​h
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Punaauia, Tahiti

Punaauia ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Tomb of King Pomare V and then admire the sheer force of Faarumai Waterfalls. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of James Norman Hall Home, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Municipal Market, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, and finally admire the masterpieces at Paul Gauguin Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Punaauia online trip itinerary builder .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Punaauia is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Tahiti Time is minus 12 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Punaauia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Moorea.

Things to do in Punaauia

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Papeete, Tahiti, Faarumai Waterfalls
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James Norman Hall Home ©
James Norman Hall Home
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Municipal Market
Municipal Market

1
night
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 20th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Lookout, then contemplate the long history of Tiki Village Cultural Center, and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

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Getting from Punaauia to Moorea by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Moorea are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Moorea

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Shark Diving
Belvedere Lookout ©
Belvedere Lookout
Tiki Village Cultural Center ©
Tiki Village Cultural Center

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): look for gifts at Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora and then enjoy the sand and surf at Matira Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Bora Art Upstairs, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

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Do a combination of flight and ferry from Moorea to Vaitape in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vaitape

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Matira Beach
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora ©
Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora