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 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°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 Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, delve into the lush surroundings at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, do a tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rotorua trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Paihia to Rotorua in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February in Rotorua, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. 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 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
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Ponsonby ©
Ponsonby
One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie) ©
One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie)

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