15 days in North Island Itinerary

15 days in North Island Itinerary

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Waiheke Island
— 2 nights
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Paihia
— 4 nights
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Rotorua
— 4 nights
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Waitomo Caves
— 1 night
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Auckland
— 2 nights

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Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island ©

Island of Wine

Head to Waiheke Island, a place of white sandy beaches, palm trees, great wine, and relaxation, just 35 minutes off the coast of Auckland.
Waiheke Island is known for wineries, adventure, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at Stonyridge Vineyard, look for all kinds of wild species at Stony Batter, and admire the masterpieces at Connells Bay Sculpture Park.

To see reviews and other tourist information, use the Waiheke Island trip itinerary website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Waiheke Island is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 4 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February, with highs in Waiheke Island at 28°C and lows at 19°C. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Waiheke Island

Wineries · Wildlife · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Stonyridge Vineyard ©
Stonyridge Vineyard
Obsidian Vineyard ©
Obsidian Vineyard
Peacock Sky Vineyard ©
Peacock Sky Vineyard

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Paihia

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.
Spend the 9th (Fri) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Waitangi Treaty Grounds, admire the sheer force of Haruru Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Paihia Harbour, and admire the striking features of The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paihia trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Waiheke Island to Paihia in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Paihia

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour

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Rotorua

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.
When in Rotorua, make a side trip to see Huka Falls Walkway in Taupo, approximately Taupo away. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, test the waters at a local thermal spa, look for all kinds of wild species at Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre, and learn about winemaking at Volcanic Hills Winery.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rotorua day trip site.

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, daytime highs in Rotorua are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Rainbow Springs Nature Park ©
Rainbow Springs Nature Park

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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 14th (Wed): hike along Ruakuri Walk and then explore the fascinating underground world of Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Waitomo Caves journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Waitomo Caves takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Auckland.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Waitomo Glowworm Caves ©
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Ruakuri Walk ©
Ruakuri Walk

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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): learn about all things military at Auckland Museum, enjoy the thrill of live dance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Muriwai Gannet Colony.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Auckland trip planner.

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 in Auckland, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Muriwai Gannet Colony ©
Muriwai Gannet Colony
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

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