4 days in Auckland & Northland Region Itinerary

4 days in Auckland & Northland Region Itinerary

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Auckland
— 1 night
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Paihia
— 2 nights
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Auckland

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the geological forces at Mount Eden, then brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, then stop by Pauanesia, and finally don't miss a visit to SkyTower. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then wander the streets of Devonport, and then go for a stroll along the water at Viaduct Harbour.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Auckland itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Auckland. In March, daytime highs in Auckland are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Paihia.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Tours

Paihia

— 2 nights
The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then steep yourself in history at KeriKeri New Zealand. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Paihia Harbour, then look for gifts at Paihia Bookshop, then admire the sheer force of Haruru Falls, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

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

You can drive from Auckland to Paihia in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Paihia

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Northland Region travel guide

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Historic Sites · Waterfalls · Scuba & Snorkeling
Tail of the Fish
Boasting a sub-tropical climate and two extensive coastlines, Northland Region makes a great destination for those who love water sports, marine life, and relaxing on the beach. A holiday in Northland Region can include dolphin-watching boat cruises, snorkeling and diving opportunities, and sandy beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see. However, venture farther inland and you'll find still more to enjoy. As a hub of Maori culture and communities, historical sites important to the story of the nation, and staggering biodiversity in native forests, the interior of Northland Region offers a wealth of experiences to complement its two coasts.