56 days in Oceania Itinerary

56 days in Oceania Itinerary

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Avatoru, French Polynesia
— 2 nights
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Tikehau, French Polynesia
— 2 nights
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Raiatea, French Polynesia
— 2 nights
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 8 nights
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Aitutaki, Cook Islands
— 5 nights
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 13 nights
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Apia, Samoa
— 8 nights
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Pago Pago, American Samoa
— 4 nights
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Huahine, French Polynesia
— 4 nights
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Papetoai, French Polynesia
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Avatoru, French Polynesia — 2 nights

The main draw to Avatoru is its stunning location at the northern end of Rangiroa's vast, turquoise coral lagoon.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Recifs. On the next day, stop by Gauguin's Pearl Farm and then discover the deep blue sea with Rangiroa Plongee.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Avatoru online visit planner.

Papeete to Avatoru is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Tikehau.
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Tikehau, French Polynesia — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage La Cloche de Hina and then head outdoors with Ile Aux Oiseaux. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Sables Roses and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tikehau day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Avatoru to Tikehau takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Raiatea.
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Raiatea, French Polynesia — 2 nights

Green, mountainous, and sacred to the ancient Polynesians, Raiatea is the second largest of the Society Islands.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): head off the coast to Motu Iriru and then explore the ancient world of Marae Taputapuātea. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with Arii Moana Tours.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Raiatea trip site.

Fly from Tikehau to Raiatea in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Bora Bora.
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia — 8 nights

There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alain Despert and Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with Reef Discovery Bora Bora, relax and rejuvenate at Latitude Massage Bora Bora, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bora Bora Turtle Centre, and kick back and relax at Matira Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bora Bora sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Raiatea to Bora Bora in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Aitutaki.
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Find places to stay Jul 7 — 15:

Aitutaki, Cook Islands — 5 nights

Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Aitutaki is known for nature, beaches, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on Aitutaki Adventures, get outside with Akaiami, get a taste of the local shopping with T & S Artworx, and admire the natural beauty at Aitutaki Secret Garden.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Aitutaki sightseeing planner.

Getting from Bora Bora to Aitutaki by combination of ferry and flight takes about 13 hours. On the 20th (Thu), you'll travel to Queenstown.
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Queenstown, New Zealand — 13 nights

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Get some cultural insight at Fiordland Vintage Machinery Museum and Peregrine Wines. Let the collections at Alan Waters Art Gallery and Artbay Gallery capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Queenstown: Kawarau Suspension Bridge (in Gibbston), Rippon Vineyard (in Wanaka) and Bannockburn (Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door & Desert Heart Estate). On the 27th (Thu), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Coronet Peak. On the 3rd (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of The Remarkables Ski Area. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, hit the slopes at Browns Ski Shop, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and view the masterpieces at Marie Velenski.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown trip maker tool.

Getting from Aitutaki to Queenstown by flight takes about 13.5 hours. You'll lose 22 hours traveling from Aitutaki to Queenstown due to the time zone difference. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Fri) before leaving for Apia.
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Apia, Samoa — 8 nights

The Samoan capital of Apia serves as the first port of call for most visitors, and it plays home to a number of historic sites, a laid-back seaside promenade, and a range of hotels and restaurants keeping tourists entertained.
Let the collections at Robert Louis Stevenson Museum and Samoa Culture Centre capture your imagination. Visit Immaculate Conception Cathedral and Baha'i House of Worship, Tiapapata, Samoa for their historical value. Explore Apia's surroundings by going to Pure Ocean Dive & Water sports (in Mulifanua), To Sua Ocean Trench (in Lotofaga) and Giant Clam Sanctuary (in Savaia). The adventure continues: shop like a local with Plantation House Samoa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lefaga Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Palolo Deep Marine Reserve, and soothe aching muscles at Yoga Samoa.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Apia trip planner.

You can fly from Queenstown to Apia in 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Apia Standard Time (WSST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Pago Pago.
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Pago Pago, American Samoa — 4 nights

Head to Pago Pago, the territorial capital of American Samoa, for an authentic Pacific Islands holiday.
Jean P. Haydon Museum and Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary Office are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at National Park of American Samoa, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Alava, hike along Lower Sauma Ridge Hike, and enjoy the sand and surf at Two Dollar Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pago Pago trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by ferry from Apia to Pago Pago takes 9 hours. You'll gain 23 hours traveling from Apia to Pago Pago due to the time zone difference. August in Pago Pago sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Huahine.
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Huahine, French Polynesia — 4 nights

Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Galerie 'Umatatea and Fare Potee maeva huahine.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Huahine day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pago Pago to Huahine. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to fly to Papetoai.
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Papetoai, French Polynesia — 5 nights

Get a sense of the local culture at Musee de la perle et Bijouterie and Route des Ananas. Change things up with a short trip to Assemblee De La Polynesie Francaise in Papeete (about 1h 50 min away).

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Papetoai tour itinerary planning website.

Fly from Huahine to Papetoai in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Rangiroa travel guide

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Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling · Swim with Dolphins
One of the largest atolls in the world, Rangiroa encircles a chilli-shaped lagoon so large, the entire island of Tahiti would fit inside of it. Two islands at the northern end of Rangiroa support the atoll's small permanent population, with a handful of paved roads, churches, resorts, stores, and gourmet restaurants. A string of uninhabited motus (islets) and sandbars form the rest of the lagoon's perimeter, rising no more than 0.9 m (3 ft) above the ocean waves, sometimes topped with swaying coconut palms. While boat trips across the lagoon and sunbathing on the remote white sand beaches are certainly blissful, the real excitement happens beneath the waves, where crystal clear waters and teeming coral reefs create an underwater Eden with some of the best diving spots in the world.
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Moorea travel guide

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Waterskiing & Jetskiing · Gift & Specialty Shops · Nature & Wildlife Tours
On the tattered triangle of Mo'orea, green peaks and ridges jut up out of the flat, fertile valleys. Hiking routes take you past tumbling waterfalls and ferny cliffs, to villages painted pastel and gardens filled with hibiscus. Birds of paradise fly from tree to tree, while rays, sharks, and fish of every color flit among the protective coral reefs around the island. Swim in the irresistibly warm, translucent waters of the lagoon, and head to the tiki village at night, where grass-skirted dancers shake their hips to thunderous percussion and fire dancers trace glowing trails against the darkness.
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