39 days in New Zealand Itinerary

39 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Russell
— 5 nights
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Waitakere City
— 4 nights
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Auckland
— 7 nights
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Gisborne
— 5 nights
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Whanganui
— 8 nights
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Hamilton
— 7 nights

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Russell

Russell, formerly known as Kororāreka, was the first permanent European settlement and sea port in New Zealand. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Russell: Kerikeri (Kerikeri River Track, Akeake Historic Reserve Track, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Pompallier Mission and Printery, kick back and relax at Paroa Bay Winery- Villa Accommodation., tour the pleasant surroundings at Nancy Fladgate Track, and see the interesting displays at Russell Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Russell trip itinerary planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Russell is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Russell. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Waitakere City.

Things to do in Russell

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pompallier Mission and Printery ©
Pompallier Mission and Printery
Tapeka Point Track ©
Tapeka Point Track

4
nights
Waitakere City

Waitakere City ©
Explore Waitakere City's surroundings by going to Piha (Kitekite Falls, West Coast Gallery, &more) and Woodhill Mountain Bike Park (in Woodhill).

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Waitakere City route maker site.

You can drive from Russell to Waitakere City in 4 hours. April in Waitakere City sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Waitakere City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Muriwai Gannet Colony ©
Muriwai Gannet Colony
Mokoroa Falls ©
Mokoroa Falls
Lake Wainamu ©
Lake Wainamu

7
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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.
Auckland is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower, step off the mainland to explore Waiheke Island, take a stroll through Devonport, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Auckland online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Waitakere City to Auckland takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gisborne.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

5
nights
Gisborne

Gisborne ©

City of Rivers

A holiday in Gisborne incorporates both leisure and culture.
Get out of town with these interesting Gisborne side-trips: Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk (in Wairoa) and Tolaga Bay Historic Wharf (in Tolaga Bay). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Tairawhiti Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gray's Bush Scenic Reserve Walks, delve into the lush surroundings at Eastwoodhill Arboretum, and head outdoors with Kaiti Hill.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gisborne trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Auckland to Gisborne. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Whanganui.

Things to do in Gisborne

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Eastwoodhill Arboretum ©
Eastwoodhill Arboretum
Tairawhiti Museum ©
Tairawhiti Museum
Station Life In Rural New Zealand ©
Station Life In Rural New Zealand

8
nights
Whanganui

Whanganui ©
Explore Whanganui's surroundings by going to Tawhiti Museum (in Hawera), Tongariro National Park (Mangawhero Falls, Mount Ruapehu, &more) and Whakapapa (Mead's Wall, Ridge Track, &more).

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Whanganui trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Gisborne to Whanganui takes 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Hamilton.

Things to do in Whanganui

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Ohakune Old Coach Road ©
Ohakune Old Coach Road
Tama Lakes ©
Tama Lakes
Silica Rapids Track ©
Silica Rapids Track

7
nights
Hamilton

Hamilton ©

Tron

On the banks of the Waikato River lies Hamilton, a pretty, active city on North Island.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hamilton: Mount Maunganui Summit Track (in Mount Maunganui), Hairy Maclary & Friends Tauranga Waterfront Sculpture (in Tauranga) and Waitomo Caves (Ruakuri Cave, Caveworld, &more). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Hamilton Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, explore the activities along Lake Rotorua, and relax in the rural setting at Ruakura Berry Farm.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamilton online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Whanganui to Hamilton takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Gardens ©
Hamilton Gardens
Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set
Waitomo Glowworm Caves ©
Waitomo Glowworm Caves

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