17 days in New Zealand Itinerary

17 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Tongariro National Park
— 2 nights
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Paihia
— 4 nights
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Fox Glacier
— 3 nights
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Rotorua
— 5 nights

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Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park ©
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Te Porere Redoubt. Get in touch with nature at Ohakune Old Coach Road and Mounds Walk. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Taranaki Falls and hike along Whakapapa Nature Walk.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Tongariro National Park online day trip planner.

Gainesville, USA to Tongariro National Park is an approximately 29-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 17 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
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Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Ohakune Old Coach Road ©
Ohakune Old Coach Road
Taranaki Falls ©
Taranaki Falls

4
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.
Head to The Old Packhouse Market and Masterpieces Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Paroa Bay Winery- Villa Accommodation. and Kororipo Pa Historic Walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Paihia: Pompallier Mission and Printery (in Russell) and Manginangina Kauri Walk (in Kerikeri). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Waitangi Treaty Grounds, identify plant and animal life at Paihia Harbour, take in the exciting artwork at Kaan Zamaan, and admire the striking features of The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paihia trip planner.

You can fly from Tongariro National Park to Paihia in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Paihia

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Pompallier Mission and Printery ©
Pompallier Mission and Printery
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier ©
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): stroll through Peters Pool Walk, explore the striking landscape at Franz Josef Glacier, then hike along Sentinel Rock Walk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moraine Walk, and finally trek along Fox Glacier Hiking Trails. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Gillespies Beach and then hike along Fox Glacier South Side Walk.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fox Glacier online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Paihia to Fox Glacier in 12.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

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Franz Josef Glacier ©
Franz Josef Glacier
Gillespies Beach ©
Gillespies Beach
Fox Glacier South Side Walk ©
Fox Glacier South Side Walk

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at L'Arte and Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village. Head to Souvenir Outlet & Mountain Bike Hire and New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institutefor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Rotorua to Taupo to see Huka Falls Walkway about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, get impressive views of Waimangu Volcanic Valley, experience the excitement of 3D Trick Art Gallery, and take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rotorua trip planning tool.

Getting from Fox Glacier to Rotorua by combination of car and flight takes about 11 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
L'Arte ©
L'Arte
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Te Puia ©
Te Puia

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