Route & dates
15 days in French Polynesia Itinerary
Moorea— 5 nights
Fly + ferry: 2h 45min
Bora Bora— 4 nights
ferry + Fly: 3h
Avatoru, Rangiroa— 1 night
Fly: 1h 15min
Papeete, Tahiti— 1 night
On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys.Moorea is known for adventure, shopping, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Lagoonarium, stop by Eva Perles Pearl Buying, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and kick back and relax at Temae Beach.
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Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Moorea is an approximately 35-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Tahiti Time is minus 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Moorea when traveling from Belo Horizonte in December, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Bora Bora.
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There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.Spend the 9th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Matira Beach, look for gifts at Albert Store Bora Bora, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bora Bora Lagoonarium, and contemplate the geological forces at Mount Otemanu.
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You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Moorea to Bora Bora in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Avatoru.
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The main draw to Avatoru is its stunning location at the northern end of Rangiroa's vast, turquoise coral lagoon.Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): head off the coast to Le Lagon Bleu and then step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Recifs. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Gauguin's Pearl Farm and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.
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Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Avatoru takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Papeete.
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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.On the 15th (Fri), browse the eclectic array of goods at Municipal Market, look for gifts at Bijouterie Chipie perles, look for gifts at Papeete Roulottes, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, and finally contemplate the long history of James Norman Hall Home.
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Getting from Avatoru to Papeete by flight takes about 1.5 hours. In December in Papeete, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Papeete
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, James Norman Hall Home
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