20 days in New Zealand & Nadi Itinerary

20 days in New Zealand & Nadi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
2
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
— 3 nights
3
Hahei, New Zealand
— 2 nights
4
Whakatane, New Zealand
— 1 day
5
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 3 nights
6
Gisborne, New Zealand
— 5 nights
7
Wellington, New Zealand
— 2 nights
8
Nadi, Fiji
— 2 nights

2
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

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.
Hauraki Gulf has been added to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower, kick back and relax at Cheltenham Beach, shop like a local with Devonport, and don't miss a visit to Viaduct Harbour.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Auckland trip itinerary builder site.

If you are flying in from Malta, the closest major aiports are Auckland International Airport and Hamilton International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Waiheke Island.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Cheltenham Beach
Highlights from your plan
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Viaduct Harbour ©
Viaduct Harbour

3
nights
Waiheke Island, New Zealand

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.
You've now added Karioitahi Beach to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): kick back and relax at Karioitahi Beach, then look for gifts at Rangihoua Estate, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): whizz through the canopy at EcoZip Adventures, then get engrossed in the history at Waiheke Museum and Historic Village, then do a tasting at Stonyridge Vineyard, and finally explore the world behind art at Connells Bay Sculpture Park.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Waiheke Island attractions planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Auckland to Waiheke Island in 2 hours. Traveling from Auckland in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Waiheke Island, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hahei.

Things to do in Waiheke Island

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trip

Karioitahi Beach
Highlights from your plan
EcoZip Adventures ©
EcoZip Adventures
Wine Tours & Tastings
Connells Bay Sculpture Park ©
Connells Bay Sculpture Park

2
nights
Hahei, New Zealand

Hahei ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Waikawau Beach and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Water Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Cove Walk, explore the activities along Stingray Bay, and then kick back and relax at Hahei Beach Walk.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hahei trip planning site.

Traveling by journey from Waiheke Island to Hahei takes 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Hahei are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Whakatane.

Things to do in Hahei

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Waikawau Beach, Hot Water Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hot Water Beach ©
Hot Water Beach
Cathedral Cove Walk ©
Cathedral Cove Walk
Hahei Beach Walk ©
Hahei Beach Walk

1
day
Whakatane, New Zealand

Whakatāne is a town in the eastern Bay of Plenty Region in the North Island of New Zealand, 90 km east of Tauranga and 89 km north-east of Rotorua, at the mouth of the Whakatāne River. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Julians Berry Farm & Cafe, take some stellar pictures from Kohi Point Lookout, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Whakatane trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Hahei to Whakatane takes 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Whakatane are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Whakatane

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Julians Berry Farm & Cafe ©
Julians Berry Farm & Cafe

3
nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hobbiton Movie Set. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, witness a stunning natural landmark at Te Puia, and look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rotorua trip planner.

You can drive from Whakatane to Rotorua in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gisborne.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Hobbiton Movie Set
Highlights from your plan
Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set
Zipline
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

5
nights
Gisborne, New Zealand

Gisborne ©
A holiday in Gisborne incorporates both leisure and culture.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tolaga Bay Historic Wharf (in Tolaga Bay) and Morere Hot Springs (in Morere). And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Sunshine Brewery & Taproom, explore the world behind art at Tairawhiti Museum, and do a tasting at Gisborne Wine Centre.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gisborne route planning app.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Gisborne takes 4 hours. You will leave for Wellington on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Gisborne

Wineries · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Tolaga Bay Historic Wharf, Morere Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Gisborne Wine Centre ©
Gisborne Wine Centre
Tolaga Bay Historic Wharf ©
Tolaga Bay Historic Wharf
Sunshine Brewery & Taproom ©
Sunshine Brewery & Taproom

2
nights
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington ©
Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
On the 3rd (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Wellington Museum, take a memorable ride with Wellington Cable Car, then pause for some photo ops at John Plimmer Statue, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at New Zealand Parliament and then look for all kinds of wild species at ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Wellington route planner.

Explore your travel options from Gisborne to Wellington with the Route module. November in Wellington sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition
Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car
ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary ©
ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary

2
nights
Nadi, Fiji

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
On the 5th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool, admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, and then see Off-Road Tours. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Before you visit Nadi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Nadi takes 8 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Wellington in November: highs in Nadi hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Garden of the Sleeping Giant ©
Garden of the Sleeping Giant
Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool ©
Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool

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