54 days in Oceania Itinerary

54 days in Oceania Itinerary

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Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 12 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to Maharepa
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Maharepa, French Polynesia
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Papeete, French Polynesia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Aitutaki, Cook Islands
— 7 nights
Fly
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Avarua, Cook Islands
— 7 nights
Fly
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Apia, Samoa
— 5 nights
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Ofu, American Samoa
— 3 nights
Unknown
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Pago Pago, American Samoa
— 6 nights
Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia — 12 nights

There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bora Bora Turtle Centre and Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alain Despert and Bora Art Upstairs. Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Mount Otemanu, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, see majestic marine mammals with Reef Discovery Bora Bora, and enjoy the sand and surf at Matira Beach.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bora Bora travel tool.

New York City, USA to Bora Bora is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Bora Bora is minus 5 hours. You will leave for Maharepa on the 17th (Mon).
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Maharepa, French Polynesia — 4 nights

Step off the beaten path and head to Moorea Vip Tours and Reikilibre-Toi.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Maharepa holiday planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Maharepa in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Maharepa can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Papeete.
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Papeete, French Polynesia — 5 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Tahiti and the Islands and Musee de la perle et Bijouterie. James Norman Hall Home and Notre Dame Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Bain de Vaima (in Taravao) and Taharuu Beach (in Papara). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Manua Exquisite Tahitian Art, cast your line with Tahiti Dream Tours, examine the collection at La Maison James Norman Hall, and look for gifts at Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Papeete trip maker tool.

You can ride a ferry from Maharepa to Papeete in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Papeete can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Aitutaki.
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Aitutaki, Cook Islands — 7 nights

Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Aitutaki Adventures and Mount Maungapu. Visit Aitutaki Lagoon and Akaiami Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at O'otu Beach, head off the coast to One Foot Island, get great views at Piraki Lookout, and admire the natural beauty at Aitutaki Secret Garden.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Aitutaki visit planning site.

You can fly from Papeete to Aitutaki in 27 hours. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll travel to Avarua.
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Avarua, Cook Islands — 7 nights

Your inner history buff will appreciate St Joseph's Cathedral and Wreck of the Matai. Museum-lovers will get to explore Cook Islands Library & Museum and Cook Islands National Museum. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Rock Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Te Rua Manga (The Needle), get interesting insight from Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Titikaveka Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Avarua trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Aitutaki to Avarua takes 3 hours. August in Avarua sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to fly to Apia.
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Apia, Samoa — 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Aganoa Beach as well as Afu Aau Waterfall. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Baha'i House of Worship Samoa and Tiapapata Art Centre. Step off the beaten path and head to Plantation House Samoa and Sopoaga Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Lalomanu (Lalomanu Crater Walk & Lalomanu Beach) and To Sua Ocean Trench (in Lotofaga). There's much more to do: soothe aching muscles at Yoga Samoa, take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Sauniatu, and Head underground at Piula Cave Pool.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Apia trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Avarua to Apia takes 16.5 hours. The time zone changes from Cook Islands Standard Time (CKT) to Apia Standard Time (WSST), which is usually a 23 hour difference. You will leave for Ofu on the 16th (Wed).
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Ofu, American Samoa — 3 nights

On the 16th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ofu Beach.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Apia to Ofu. The time zone difference when traveling from Apia to Ofu is minus 23 hours. You will leave for Pago Pago on the 18th (Fri).
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Pago Pago, American Samoa — 6 nights

Head to Pago Pago, the territorial capital of American Samoa, for an authentic Pacific Islands holiday.
Discover out-of-the-way places like National Park of American Samoa and Jean P. Haydon Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary Office and Ekalesia Faapotopotoga Kerisiano i Amerika Samoa. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Alava, stroll through Lower Sauma Ridge Hike, trek along Fagatele Bay Trail, and kick back and relax at Two Dollar Beach.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pago Pago trip itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ofu to Pago Pago. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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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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Cook Islands travel guide

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Beaches · Concerts & Shows · Scuba & Snorkeling
Scattered across a 2,200,000 sq km (849,425 sq mi) zone in the vast Pacific Ocean, roughly halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii, the Cook Islands are about as remote a holiday destination as you will find. With their pristine white-sand beaches, tranquil azure lagoons, lush tropical jungles, and teeming coral reefs, the 15 islands seem plucked from a picture postcard of paradise. Relaxation comes first and foremost, for locals as much as tourists, and you will find the laid-back lifestyle of the Cook Islanders as infectious as their warm smiles. As tempting (and fulfilling) as it might be to spend all day swinging lazily in a hammock strung between shady palm trees, plenty of adventures await exploring the idyllic scenery overland, on the waves, and undersea.
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Rarotonga travel guide

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Concerts & Shows · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
The center of Rarotonga is a mass of peaks and ridges, closely thatched with dense jungle. Around the outer edge of the island, between verdant bush and pristine white beaches, you'll find a scattering of hotels and resorts; restaurants, bars, and cafes; paw paw patches and fields of taro, mango, and bananas. Explore the unspoiled scenery of the interior, or relax wholeheartedly into the laid-back Islander way of life. There are two bus routes--clockwise and counterclockwise around the island--and the buses stop on demand, allowing you to get around with ease (if at a sedate place). Encircled by a sheltering coral reef, the crystal clear waters surrounding the island are calm and perfect for fishing, swimming, diving, paddling, snorkeling, or simply splashing about. Rarotonga also serves as the gateway to the rest of the Cook Islands, with tiny traditional communities, ancient caves, uninhabited islets, and sandy atolls to discover.
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Samoa travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · History Museums
Enchanting Samoa and its people boast a legendarily laid-back approach to life, and clocks and set times are merely a formality here. The society remains a proud one, deeply connected to a set of millennia-old traditions known as "Fa'a Samoa"--the Samoan Way. Spread out over two main islands and several smaller landmasses, Samoa is a land of incredible contrasts and natural beauty, home to rocky volcanic mountains and expansive beaches, rugged cliffs and lush rainforests. Visitors on holiday in Samoa can easily spend their time exploring the country's exotic interior and untamed coastal reaches, which offer plenty of wildlife and fantastic landscapes. Alternatively, they can just as readily kick back in sleepy seaside villages, indulging in a full-service resort, or splash around in lagoons and at beaches that hold their place among the world's best.
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American Samoa travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Nightlife · Museums
Visit American Samoa, a land made up of five volcanic islands and two coral atolls, for a holiday as adventurous or relaxing as you want to make it. The untouched landscape supports an abundance of protected wildlife, and many tourism businesses are locally owned, operated, and sustainable. The islands' numerous cultural heritage highlights give visitors a sense of the spirituality and calm that native inhabitants have maintained for millennia. Traversable by land and sea, this unincorporated territory of the United States offers many new perspectives on a fascinating culture and environment.
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