11 days in North Island Itinerary

11 days in North Island Itinerary

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1
Waitomo Caves
— 2 nights
2
Rotorua
— 3 nights
3
Kerikeri
— 2 nights

2
nights
Waitomo Caves

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 20th (Mon): Head underground at Caveworld. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, thentake a memorable tour with Tours, and then hike along Ruakuri Walk.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Waitomo Caves day trip planning app.

Jerusalem, Israel to Waitomo Caves is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Rotorua.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park
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Ruakuri Walk ©
Ruakuri Walk
Caveworld ©
Caveworld
Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park ©
Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park

3
nights
Rotorua

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.
Get in touch with nature at Waimangu Volcanic Valley and Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre. Step off the beaten path and head to Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave and Lake Rotorua. Take a break from Rotorua with a short trip to Lava Glass in Taupo, about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, look for all kinds of wild species at Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park, stroll through Okere Falls Track, and do a tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rotorua trip maker site.

You can drive from Waitomo Caves to Rotorua in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November in Rotorua, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kerikeri.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Okere Falls, Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave, Lava Glass
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Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave ©
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave
Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre ©
Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then identify plant and animal life at Paihia Harbour. On the next day, get interesting insight from Tours, thensee some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenlook for gifts at South Sea Art, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kerikeri trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rotorua to Kerikeri in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kerikeri

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Paihia, South Sea Art
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour

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