11 days in North Island Itinerary

11 days in North Island Itinerary

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Wellington
— 1 night
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Rotorua
— 5 nights
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Waitomo Caves
— 1 night
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Auckland
— 2 nights

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Wellington

Wellington

Harbour Capital

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Wellington Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wellington Zoo, and finally look for gifts at Arty Bees Books. On the next day, catch a ride on Wellington Cable Car, then admire the landmark architecture of Old St Paul's, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oriental Bay.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Wellington trip itinerary planning site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Wellington is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Wellington due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February: highs in Wellington hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Old St Paul's ©
Old St Paul's
Oriental Bay ©
Oriental Bay

5
nights
Rotorua

Sulphur City

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Aratiatia Rapids and Horseback Riding Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rotorua: Huka Falls Walkway (in Taupo) and Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera). The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Rotorua, steep yourself in history at Te Puia, and identify plant and animal life at Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Rotorua route builder site.

Fly from Wellington to Rotorua in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in Rotorua

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Aratiatia Rapids ©
Aratiatia Rapids

1
night
Waitomo Caves

Head deep beneath the surface of the earth at Waitomo Caves, a village and cave system that draws both extreme sports enthusiasts and those wanting something a little more relaxed.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Waitomo Glowworm Caves and then Head underground at Caveworld.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Waitomo Caves road trip planning website.

You can drive from Rotorua to Waitomo Caves in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Caveworld ©
Caveworld
Ruakuri Walk ©
Ruakuri Walk

2
nights
Auckland

Auckland ©

City of Sails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): examine the collection at Auckland Museum, then walk around Cornwall Park, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Auckland trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Waitomo Caves to Auckland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Cornwall Park ©
Cornwall Park
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum

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