33 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

33 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

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Fly to Rarotonga International Airport, Drive to Avarua
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Avarua, Rarotonga
— 11 nights
Drive to Rarotonga International Airport, Fly to Mauke Airport
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Mauke
— 8 nights
Fly
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Aitutaki
— 9 nights
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Avarua, Rarotonga

Visiting Titikaveka Beach and Te Rua Manga (The Needle) will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Muri Lagoon and Aroa Beach. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Punanga Nui, steep yourself in history at Wreck of the Matai, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Matutu Brewery, and examine the collection at Te Ara- Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Avarua day trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to Avarua is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Calgary to Avarua. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Calgary in January; daily highs in Avarua reach 34°C and lows reach 28°C. You'll set off for Mauke on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Avarua

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 22 — Feb 2:

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Mauke

Mauke is an island of the Cook Islands archipelago, lying in the central-southern Pacific Ocean. Mauke is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Zion church.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mauke vacation tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Avarua to Mauke. On the 10th (Mon), you're off to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Mauke

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 10:

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Aitutaki

Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Visiting Aitutaki Lagoon and O'otu Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: head off the coast to One Foot Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Aitutaki Secret Garden, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Maungapu, and head outdoors with Akaiami.

Plan a trip to Aitutaki easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Fly from Mauke to Aitutaki in 8.5 hours. On the 20th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · 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.