22 days in New Zealand Itinerary

22 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Whitianga
— 1 night
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Tauranga
— 3 nights
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Rotorua
— 3 nights
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New Plymouth
— 3 nights
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Kerikeri
— 2 nights
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Russell
— 1 night
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Whangarei
— 2 nights
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Auckland
— 3 nights
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Cape Reinga
— 3 nights

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Whitianga

Whitianga is a town on the Coromandel Peninsula, in the Waikato Region of New Zealand's North Island. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Mercury Bay Museum Whitianga, trek along Whitianga Rock Walk, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Whitianga trip planner.

Napier to Whitianga is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Whitianga can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to fly to Tauranga.

Things to do in Whitianga

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Mercury Bay Museum Whitianga ©
Mercury Bay Museum Whitianga

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Moturiki Island and Waikareao Estuary. And it doesn't end there: see The Aviator Experience, walk around Fergusson Park, stop by Mossop's Honey, and go for a walk through Minden Lookout.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tauranga itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Whitianga to Tauranga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Tauranga sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rotorua.

Things to do in Tauranga

Parks · Fun & Games · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Te Puna Quarry Park ©
Te Puna Quarry Park
Moturiki Island ©
Moturiki Island
The Aviator Experience ©
The Aviator Experience

3
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Volcanic Hills Winery and Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park. There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at OGO Rotorua, visit Eat Street, don't miss a visit to Fancy Meow Cat Cafe, and take in the natural beauty of Kuirau Park.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rotorua travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tauranga to Rotorua in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rotorua are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to New Plymouth.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Lake Rotorua ©
Lake Rotorua
Volcanic Hills Winery ©
Volcanic Hills Winery
OGO Rotorua ©
OGO Rotorua

3
nights
New Plymouth

New Plymouth ©
Where other cities run, New Plymouth prefers to stroll.
Step off the beaten path and head to Paritutu Rock and Lake Mangamahoe. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Pukeiti, engage your brain at Taranaki Aviation Transport and Technology Museum, make a trip to Clock Tower, and kick back and relax at Back Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read New Plymouth day trip planning site.

Drive from Rotorua to New Plymouth in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Kerikeri.

Things to do in New Plymouth

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Pukeiti ©
Pukeiti
Paritutu Rock ©
Paritutu Rock

2
nights
Kerikeri

Kerikeri ©
Kerikeri, the largest town in Northland New Zealand, is a popular tourist destination about three hours drive north of Auckland, and 80 km north of the northern region's largest city, Whangarei. On the 8th (Wed), hike along Puketi Nature Trail, trek along Kerikeri River Track, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Anglican Church, then admire the sheer force of Wharepuke Falls, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Aroha Island Ecological Centre, then grab your bike and head to Waitangi Mountain Bike Park, then steep yourself in history at Rangihoua Heritage Park, and finally explore the galleries of Masterpieces Art Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kerikeri travel route planner.

You can fly from New Plymouth to Kerikeri in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Russell.

Things to do in Kerikeri

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Kerikeri River Track ©
Kerikeri River Track
Waitangi Mountain Bike Park ©
Waitangi Mountain Bike Park
Aroha Island Ecological Centre ©
Aroha Island Ecological Centre

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night
Russell

Russell, formerly known as Kororāreka, was the first permanent European settlement and sea port in New Zealand. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): hike along Nancy Fladgate Track, then hike along Tapeka Point Track, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Russell trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kerikeri to Russell takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Whangarei.

Things to do in Russell

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Tapeka Point Track ©
Tapeka Point Track

2
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Whangarei

Whangarei ©
Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Whangarei Native Bird Recovery Centre, stop by The Bach, then stroll through Waipu Coastal Trail, and finally view the masterpieces at Creative Kiwi Arts And Crafts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Mount Parihaka War Memorial, head outdoors with Hatea Loop, then pause for some photo ops at Te Kakano, and finally kick back and relax at Whale Bay.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Whangarei tour planner.

Traveling by car from Russell to Whangarei takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Auckland.

Things to do in Whangarei

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Hatea Loop ©
Hatea Loop
Mount Parihaka War Memorial ©
Mount Parihaka War Memorial
Te Kakano ©
Te Kakano

3
nights
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 13th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Orewa – Te Ara Tahuna Estuary Cycleway, explore by horseback at Horse Riding Warkworth, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Matthew-in-the-City Church. On the next day, putt your heart out at Treasure Island Adventure Golf, contemplate the geological forces at Mangere Mountain, then get your game on at Gravity NZ Mt Wellington, and finally steep yourself in history at Stockade Hill.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Auckland trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Whangarei to Auckland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Auckland are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cape Reinga.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Horse Riding Warkworth ©
Horse Riding Warkworth
Treasure Island Adventure Golf ©
Treasure Island Adventure Golf
Mangere Mountain ©
Mangere Mountain

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Cape Reinga

Cape Reinga ©
Cape Reinga or Te Rerenga Wairua is the northwesternmost tip of the Aupouri Peninsula, at the northern end of the North Island of New Zealand. Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Reinga Lighthouse and Arethusa Reserve. There's more to do: trek along Te Paki Coastal Track and enjoy the sand and surf at Tapotupotu Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Reinga tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Auckland to Cape Reinga. On the 18th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Cape Reinga

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Te Paki Coastal Track ©
Te Paki Coastal Track
Cape Reinga Lighthouse ©
Cape Reinga Lighthouse

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