8 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

8 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

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8 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Aitutaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Avarua, Rarotonga
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Aitutaki

Aitutaki ©
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Aitutaki is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in nature's colorful creations at Aitutaki Secret Garden, stroll through Aitutaki Lagoon, and head off the coast to Moturakau.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Aitutaki trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Aitutaki is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Aitutaki, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Avarua.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Aitutaki Lagoon ©
Aitutaki Lagoon
One Foot Island ©
One Foot Island
Boat Tours & Water Sports

4
nights
Avarua, Rarotonga

Avarua is known for shopping, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, kick back and relax at Muri Lagoon, enjoy some diversion at Cocoputt, and sample the tasty concoctions at Matutu Brewery.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Avarua trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Aitutaki to Avarua takes 1.5 hours. In March in Avarua, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Avarua

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Rarotonga, Titikaveka Beach, Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Muri Lagoon ©
Muri Lagoon
Titikaveka Beach ©
Titikaveka Beach

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