5 days in New Zealand Itinerary

5 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Napier
Drive:  3 h
1
Rotorua
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Auckland
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
End: Napier

1
night
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.
You've now added Skyline Rotorua to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get interesting insight from Skyline Rotorua. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rotorua trip builder.

Napier to Rotorua is an approximately 3- hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rotorua are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Skyline Rotorua ©
Skyline Rotorua
Spas

3
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Piha Beach and Cheltenham Beach. Get in touch with nature at Devonport and Mount Eden. Explore Auckland's surroundings by going to Orewa Beach (in Orewa) and Arataki Visitor Centre (in Piha). The adventure continues: make a trip to SkyTower, identify plant and animal life at Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre, and learn about all things military at Auckland Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Auckland trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Auckland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Rotorua in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Auckland, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Piha, Orewa Beach, Cheltenham Beach
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Devonport ©
Devonport
Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre ©
Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre

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