12 days in North Island Itinerary

12 days in North Island Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Auckland
— 1 night
2
Paihia
— 4 nights
3
Rotorua
— 3 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): kick back and relax at Piha Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Auckland trip builder tool.

Bengaluru, India to Auckland is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Auckland. While traveling from Bengaluru, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Auckland, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Paihia.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Piha Beach
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Piha Beach ©
Piha Beach

4
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.
Ocean Beach has been added to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Paihia Harbour and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paihia road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Auckland to Paihia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Paihia

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Ocean Beach, Rainbow Falls, Haruru Falls
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Huka Falls Walkway and Zipline. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, take in the dramatic natural features at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, look for all kinds of wild species at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rotorua trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Paihia to Rotorua in 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 up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Spas Nature

Side Trip

Huka Falls Walkway
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Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Zipline

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night
Auckland

Auckland ©
SkyTower has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): go for a stroll along the water at Viaduct Harbour and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Auckland road trip planning app.

Getting from Rotorua to Auckland by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Auckland when traveling from Rotorua in February, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Viaduct Harbour ©
Viaduct Harbour

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