16 days in North Island Itinerary

16 days in North Island Itinerary

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Auckland
— 1 night
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New Plymouth
— 1 night
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Taupo
— 3 nights
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Rotorua
— 3 nights
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Coromandel
— 1 night
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Paihia
— 3 nights
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Auckland
— 2 nights

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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.
To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Auckland trip itinerary maker site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Auckland is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 4 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February: highs in Auckland hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 26°C. You will leave for New Plymouth on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

1
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New Plymouth

New Plymouth ©
Where other cities run, New Plymouth prefers to stroll.
On the 3rd (Sat), view the masterpieces at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New Plymouth trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Auckland to New Plymouth takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Taupo.

Things to do in New Plymouth

Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan

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nights
Taupo

Taupo ©
The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Huka Honey Hive. Change things up with a short trip to Waitomo Glowworm Caves in Waitomo Caves (about 2h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway, get in on the family fun at Huka Prawn Park, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Taupo vacation maker.

Traveling by car from New Plymouth to Taupo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Highlights from your plan
Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Huka Prawn Park ©
Huka Prawn Park
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway

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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.
Family-friendly places like Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Agrodome will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: get a taste of local nightlife at Tamaki Maori Village, delve into the lush surroundings at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, look for all kinds of wild species at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rotorua trip planning website.

You can drive from Taupo to Rotorua in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coromandel.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Horseback Riding Tours
Agrodome ©
Agrodome
Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park ©
Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park

1
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Coromandel

Coromandel ©
Coromandel is a town on the Coromandel Harbour, on the western side of the Coromandel Peninsula, which is on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): look for gifts at The Coromandel Smoking Co..

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Coromandel tour builder website.

Drive from Rotorua to Coromandel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a shuttle. February in Coromandel sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Paihia.

Things to do in Coromandel

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Coromandel Smoking Co. ©
The Coromandel Smoking Co.

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nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Parrot Place as well as Dolphin & Whale Watching. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): look for gifts at Bay of Islands Honey Shop and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): look for gifts at Makana Chocolate Boutique, look for all kinds of wild species at Paihia Harbour, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

You can plan Paihia trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Coromandel to Paihia takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Paihia

Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Kerikeri
Highlights from your plan
The Parrot Place ©
The Parrot Place
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour

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Auckland

Auckland ©
Attractions like SkyTower and Auckland Museum make great kid-friendly stops. See some other sides of Auckland: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Auckland Zoo, listen to music at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, stop by Pauanesia, and step off the mainland to explore Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre.

Plan a trip to Auckland easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Paihia to Auckland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

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