5 days in New Zealand Itinerary

5 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Start: Auckland
1
Auckland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Rotorua
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: Auckland

1
night
Auckland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Browns Bay Beach, thencontemplate the geological forces at Rangitoto Island, and then take a stroll through Devonport. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the thrill of live dance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, learn about all things military at Auckland Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Auckland trip simple and quick.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Auckland. In October, daytime highs in Auckland are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Browns Bay Beach
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Rangitoto Island ©
Rangitoto Island
Browns Bay Beach ©
Browns Bay Beach

3
nights
Rotorua

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Zipline. Get out of town with these interesting Rotorua side-trips: Taupo (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Huka Falls Walkway, &more). The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Te Puia, delve into the lush surroundings at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, take in the dramatic natural features at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Rotorua trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Auckland to Rotorua takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Auckland in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rotorua, with highs around 21°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Taupo
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Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Zipline
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

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