19 days in New Zealand Itinerary

19 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Auckland
1
Auckland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Tauranga
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Rotorua
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Turangi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Hamilton
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
6
Raglan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Warkworth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Waiheke Island
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Waiuku
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
10
Bombay
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
End: Auckland

3
nights
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.
Auckland is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, enjoy a live performance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Otara Market.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Auckland day trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Auckland International Airport and Hamilton International Airport. March in Auckland sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tauranga.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trip

Miller Road Fragrance Studio
Highlights from your plan
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
nights
Tauranga

Tauranga
The largest city in the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga features extensive sandy beaches, well-maintained hiking paths, and a good range of accommodations.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): cool off at Waimarino Adventure Park, then have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Reality Experience, and then trek along Mount Maunganui Summit Track. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): stop by Pohutukawa Gallery, hike along Mount Maunganui Base Track, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mt Maunganui Main Beach, then make a trip to Monmouth Redoubt, and finally admire the sheer force of McLaren Falls Park.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Tauranga sightseeing planner.

Drive from Auckland to Tauranga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Auckland in March, expect nights in Tauranga to be slightly colder, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for Rotorua.

Things to do in Tauranga

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
McLaren Falls Park
McLaren Falls Park
Mt Maunganui Main Beach ©
Mt Maunganui Main Beach
Waimarino Adventure Park ©
Waimarino Adventure Park

2
nights
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.
On the 11th (Wed), witness a stunning natural landmark at Te Puia and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, get engrossed in the history at Rotorua Museum, then kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and finally learn about winemaking at Volcanic Hills Winery.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rotorua day trip website.

Drive from Tauranga to Rotorua in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Turangi.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Te Puia ©
Te Puia

2
nights
Turangi

Turangi ©
Turangi is a small town on the west bank of the Tongariro River, 50 kilometres south-west of Taupo on the North Island Volcanic Plateau of New Zealand. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Tongariro National Trout Centre, then see the interesting displays at Volcanic Activity Centre, and then hike along Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Turangi trip planner.

You can drive from Rotorua to Turangi in 2 hours. You will leave for Hamilton on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Turangi

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Highlights from your plan
Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
River Rafting & Tubing
Tongariro National Trout Centre ©
Tongariro National Trout Centre

1
night
Hamilton

Hamilton ©
On the banks of the Waikato River lies Hamilton, a pretty, active city on North Island.
On the 15th (Sun), stroll around Hamilton Gardens and then relax in the rural setting at Ruakura Berry Farm.

Plan my day in Hamilton using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Turangi to Hamilton in 2.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Raglan.

Things to do in Hamilton

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Te Koutu
Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Gardens ©
Hamilton Gardens
Lake Te Koutu ©
Lake Te Koutu
Ruakura Berry Farm ©
Ruakura Berry Farm

1
night
Raglan

Raglan ©
Raglan is a small beachside town located 48 km west of Hamilton, New Zealand on State Highway 23. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get outside with Raglan Rock and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Raglan trip builder website.

You can drive from Hamilton to Raglan in an hour. In March, daytime highs in Raglan are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Warkworth.

Things to do in Raglan

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Raglan Rock ©
Raglan Rock
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
nights
Warkworth

Warkworth ©
Warkworth is a town on the Northland Peninsula in the upper North Island of New Zealand. Warkworth is known for wildlife, nature, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Matakana Village, contemplate the long history of Matakana War Memorial, trek along Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Goat Island Marine Reserve.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Warkworth travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Raglan to Warkworth takes 3 hours. Traveling from Raglan in March, expect nights in Warkworth to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Waiheke Island.

Things to do in Warkworth

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Matakana, Orewa Beach, Brick Bay Sculpture Trail
Highlights from your plan
Tawharanui Regional Park ©
Tawharanui Regional Park
Matakana Village ©
Matakana Village
Sculptureum ©
Sculptureum

few
hours
Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island
Head to Waiheke Island, a place of white sandy beaches, palm trees, great wine, and relaxation, just 35 minutes off the coast of Auckland.
On the 20th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Mudbrick Vineyard.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Waiheke Island online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Warkworth to Waiheke Island takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Warkworth in March, expect nights in Waiheke Island to be slightly colder, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Waiuku.

Things to do in Waiheke Island

Wineries

2
nights
Waiuku

Waiuku ©
Waiuku is a country town in the Auckland Region in the North Island of New Zealand. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Karioitahi Beach. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Spookers Haunted Attractions, walk around Awhitu Regional Park, and then have some family-friendly fun at Asylum Paintball.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Waiuku using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Waiheke Island to Waiuku takes 2.5 hours. March in Waiuku sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off to Bombay.

Things to do in Waiuku

Parks Fun & Games Beaches

Side Trip

Karaka
Highlights from your plan
Karioitahi Beach ©
Karioitahi Beach
Asylum Paintball ©
Asylum Paintball
Awhitu Regional Park ©
Awhitu Regional Park

2
nights
Bombay

Bombay ©
On the 22nd (Sun), join the crowd at Hampton Downs MotorSport Park. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Tyburn Monastery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Hunua Falls, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bombay online trip maker.

Bombay is just a stone's throw from Waiuku. March in Bombay sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Bombay

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre, Hunua Falls, Hampton Downs MotorSport Park
Highlights from your plan
Hunua Falls ©
Hunua Falls
Tyburn Monastery ©
Tyburn Monastery
Hampton Downs MotorSport Park ©
Hampton Downs MotorSport Park

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