12 days in North Island Itinerary

12 days in North Island Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Auckland
— 1 night
2
Paihia
— 3 nights
3
Rotorua
— 4 nights
4
Auckland
— 1 night

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Piha Beach. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Piha Beach. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Auckland trip planning website.

Bengaluru, India to Auckland is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Auckland is 6.5 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in February, expect nights in Auckland to be somewhat warmer, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Paihia.

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Piha Beach
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Piha Beach ©
Piha Beach

3
nights
Paihia

The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Haruru Falls as well as Scuba & Snorkeling. Visiting Paihia Harbour and Rainbow Falls will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: stop by The Cabbage Tree Shop.

For maps and other tourist information, refer to the Paihia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Auckland to Paihia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Paihia

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Haruru Falls, Rainbow Falls
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

4
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.
You've added Huka Falls Walkway, Hobbiton Movie Set, Horseback Riding Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Waimangu Volcanic Valley. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Volcanic Hills Winery, look for all kinds of wild species at Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and delve into the lush surroundings at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rotorua route planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Paihia to Rotorua takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Spas Wildlife

Side Trips

Huka Falls Walkway, Hobbiton Movie Set
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Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Zipline

1
night
Auckland

Auckland ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get impressive views of One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie) and then visit Ponsonby.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Auckland day trip site.

Getting from Rotorua to Auckland by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rotorua in February since evenings lows in Auckland dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Nature Parks Shopping
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One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie) ©
One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie)
Ponsonby ©
Ponsonby

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