14 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

14 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

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Aitutaki
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Avarua, Rarotonga
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Aitutaki

— 4 nights
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Get outdoors at Aitutaki Lagoon and One Foot Island. The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, stop by T & S Artworx, step off the mainland to explore Moturakau, and get outside with Akaiami.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Aitutaki trip itinerary planner.

Perth, Australia to Aitutaki is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Perth to Aitutaki due to the time zone difference. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Avarua.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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Avarua, Rarotonga

— 9 nights
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Muri Lagoon and Black Rock Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Dive Rarotonga and Raro Mountain Safari Tour. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Punanga Nui, admire the natural beauty at Maire Nui Botanical Gardens, stroll through Tikioki Marine Reserve, and sample the tasty concoctions at Matutu Brewery.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Avarua trip builder app.

You can fly from Aitutaki to Avarua in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Avarua can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Avarua

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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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.