11 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

11 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

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11 days in Cook Islands Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly + Drive:  17​h
1
Avarua, Rarotonga
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Aitutaki
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Calgary

4
nights
Avarua, Rarotonga

Avarua ©
Avarua is known for shopping, historic sites, museums, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Muri Lagoon, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Te Rua Manga (The Needle), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Matutu Brewery, and take in the dramatic scenery at Papua ( Wigmore's) Waterfall.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Avarua trip itinerary site .

Calgary, Canada to Avarua is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Cook Is. Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Calgary in May, expect nights in Avarua to be warmer, around 71°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Avarua

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Rarotonga, Titikaveka Beach
Find places to stay May 14 — 19:
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Muri Lagoon ©
Muri Lagoon
Titikaveka Beach ©
Titikaveka Beach
Punanga Nui ©
Punanga Nui

4
nights
Aitutaki

Aitutaki ©
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Aitutaki is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aitutaki Lagoon, head off the coast to One Foot Island, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Maungapu, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Aitutaki day trip site .

You can fly from Avarua to Aitutaki in 1.5 hours. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Aitutaki

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay May 19 — 23:
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Aitutaki Lagoon ©
Aitutaki Lagoon
One Foot Island ©
One Foot Island
Akaiami ©
Akaiami

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