25 days in New Zealand Itinerary

25 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Red Beach
— 1 night
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Whangarei
— Few hours
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Awanui
— 1 night
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Kerikeri
— 3 nights
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Whangaroa
— Few hours
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Muriwai Beach
— 2 nights
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Coromandel
— 1 night
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Hahei
— 2 nights
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Ohope
— 2 nights
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Te Araroa
— 1 night
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Napier
— 2 nights
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Wellington
— 1 night
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Whanganui
— 1 night
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New Plymouth
— 2 nights
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Tongaporutu
— 1 night
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Raglan
— 2 nights
17
Hamilton
— 2 nights

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Red Beach

Red Beach
To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Red Beach route maker website.

Dunedin to Red Beach is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In August in Red Beach, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Whangarei.

Things to do in Red Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

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Whangarei

Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. On the 19th (Thu), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Whangarei online tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Red Beach to Whangarei by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Awanui.

Things to do in Whangarei

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours

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Awanui

Awanui ©
Awanui is an historical river port in the far north of New Zealand, on the banks of the Awanui River just before it flows into Rangaunu Bay. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stop by Ka-uri Unearthed.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Awanui travel planner.

Getting from Whangarei to Awanui by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Kerikeri.

Things to do in Awanui

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ka-uri Unearthed ©
Ka-uri Unearthed

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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. Rainbow Falls has been added to your itinerary. There's more to do: take a peaceful walk through Manginangina Kauri Walk.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kerikeri trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Awanui to Kerikeri takes 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Whangaroa.

Things to do in Kerikeri

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Manginangina Kauri Walk ©
Manginangina Kauri Walk
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

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Whangaroa

Whangaroa
Whangaroa is a locality on the harbour of the same name in Northland, New Zealand.Whangaroa is 8 km north-west from Kaeo and 35 km northwest from Kerikeri. To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Whangaroa road trip planning site.

You can drive from Kerikeri to Whangaroa in an hour. You will leave for Muriwai Beach on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Whangaroa

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Muriwai Beach

Muriwai Beach
For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Muriwai Beach road trip website.

Traveling by car from Whangaroa to Muriwai Beach takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Coromandel.

Things to do in Muriwai Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): walk around Tapapakanga Regional Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kauri Block Track, then enjoy the sand and surf at Opito Bay Beach, and then look for gifts at The Coromandel Smoking Co..

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Coromandel visit planner.

Traveling by car from Muriwai Beach to Coromandel takes 3 hours. Traveling from Muriwai Beach in August, expect nights in Coromandel to be a bit cooler, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hahei.

Things to do in Coromandel

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Opito Bay Beach, Tapapakanga Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Tapapakanga Regional Park ©
Tapapakanga Regional Park
Opito Bay Beach
Opito Bay Beach
Kauri Block Track ©
Kauri Block Track

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Hahei

Hahei ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stroll through Cathedral Cove Walk and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hahei Beach Walk.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hahei online trip maker.

Drive from Coromandel to Hahei in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 28th (Sat), you're off to Ohope.

Things to do in Hahei

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hahei Beach Walk ©
Hahei Beach Walk
Cathedral Cove Walk ©
Cathedral Cove Walk

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Ohope

Ohope
To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ohope trip builder app.

Getting from Hahei to Ohope by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Te Araroa.

Things to do in Ohope

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Thornton Beach

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Te Araroa

Te Araroa ©
To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Te Araroa trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Ohope to Te Araroa in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Napier.
Highlights from your plan
Hicks Bay Wharf ©
Hicks Bay Wharf

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Napier

Napier ©
Enjoy the atmosphere and architecture of 1930s design in Napier, one of the best-preserved Art Deco cities in the world.
Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Te Mata Peak, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Clive Square.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Napier day trip planner.

You can drive from Te Araroa to Napier in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Napier

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Hastings
Highlights from your plan
Puketapu Loop - Hawke's Bay Trails ©
Puketapu Loop - Hawke's Bay Trails
Te Mata Peak ©
Te Mata Peak
Ahuriri Estuary Walk ©
Ahuriri Estuary Walk

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Wellington

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.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Wellington trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Napier to Wellington takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Whanganui.

Things to do in Wellington

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scorching Bay ©
Scorching Bay
Matiu / Somes Island ©
Matiu / Somes Island
Lyall Bay ©
Lyall Bay

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Whanganui

Whanganui
For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Whanganui trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Wellington to Whanganui takes 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Whanganui are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to New Plymouth.

Things to do in Whanganui

Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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New Plymouth

New Plymouth ©
Where other cities run, New Plymouth prefers to stroll.
On the 4th (Sat), take in the views from Te Rewa Rewa Bridge, then trek along Connett Loop Track, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dawson Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): kick back and relax at Back Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taranaki Cathedral, Church of St Mary, and then kick back and relax at Oakura Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New Plymouth visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Whanganui to New Plymouth takes 2.5 hours. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tongaporutu.

Things to do in New Plymouth

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Egmont National Park, Oakura Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dawson Falls ©
Dawson Falls
Te Rewa Rewa Bridge ©
Te Rewa Rewa Bridge
Taranaki Cathedral, Church of St Mary ©
Taranaki Cathedral, Church of St Mary

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Tongaporutu

Tongaporutu ©
Tongaporutu is a settlement in northern Taranaki, in the North Island of New Zealand. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Mokau Museum and Gallery and then don't miss a visit to Three Sisters.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tongaporutu trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from New Plymouth to Tongaporutu in an hour. You'll set off for Raglan on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Tongaporutu

Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Mokau Museum and Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Three Sisters ©
Three Sisters

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Raglan

Raglan ©
Raglan is a small beachside town located 48 km west of Hamilton, New Zealand on State Highway 23. To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Raglan tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Tongaporutu to Raglan in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hamilton.

Things to do in Raglan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
Spas & Wellness

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Hamilton

Hamilton
On the banks of the Waikato River lies Hamilton, a pretty, active city on North Island.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): hike along Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway, do a tasting at Leveret Estate Winery and Cellar Door, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Te Koutu, then experience rural life at Ruakura Berry Farm, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kawhia Hot Water Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Waikawau Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Hamilton New Zealand Temple, then play a few rounds at St. Andrews of Hamilton, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at McLaren Falls Park.

For photos and tourist information, read our Hamilton holiday planner.

You can drive from Raglan to Hamilton in an hour. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hamilton

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Waikawau Beach, Leveret Estate Winery and Cellar Door, Lake Te Koutu, Kawhia Hot Water Beach, Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway
Highlights from your plan
McLaren Falls Park
McLaren Falls Park
St. Andrews of Hamilton ©
St. Andrews of Hamilton
Lake Te Koutu ©
Lake Te Koutu

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