11 days in New Zealand Itinerary

11 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Auckland
Drive:  3 h 30 min
1
Kerikeri
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Auckland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Rotorua
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Wellington
— 3 nights
End: Wellington

3
nights
Kerikeri

Kerikeri, the largest town in Northland New Zealand, is a popular tourist destination about three hours drive north of Auckland, and 80 km north of the northern region's largest city, Whangarei. Kerikeri is known for nature, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Waitangi Treaty Grounds, look for all kinds of wild species at Paihia Harbour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire the landmark architecture of The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kerikeri tour builder website.

Auckland to Kerikeri is an approximately 3- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Kerikeri

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paihia, Haruru Falls
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour

2
nights
Auckland

Auckland ©
The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
On the 30th (Mon), brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, then wander the streets of Devonport, then look for gifts at Pauanesia, and finally don't miss a visit to SkyTower. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront activity at Viaduct Harbour, learn about winemaking at Foxes Island, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Auckland Zoo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Auckland online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Kerikeri to Auckland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Auckland can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

2
nights
Rotorua

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Te Puia and then take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. Here are some ideas for day two: kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then identify plant and animal life at Redwoods Treewalk, and finally take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rotorua trip planning app.

Drive from Auckland to Rotorua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Auckland, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Rotorua, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Tours
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Zipline
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Te Puia ©
Te Puia

3
nights
Wellington

Wellington
Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Go for a jaunt from Wellington to Picton to see Queen Charlotte Track about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, identify plant and animal life at ZEALANDIA Sanctuary, get a sense of history and politics at New Zealand Parliament, and take in nature's colorful creations at Wellington Botanic Garden.

Make your Wellington itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Rotorua to Wellington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Wellington Botanic Garden, Queen Charlotte Track
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car
Wellington Botanic Garden ©
Wellington Botanic Garden

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