6 days in New Zealand Itinerary

6 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Orlando
Fly + Drive:  26 h
1
Piopio
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
2
Matamata
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Rotorua
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Auckland
— 1 night
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Orlando

1
day
Piopio

Piopio ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get behind the scenes with Hairy Feet Scenic Film Location Tour Waitomo.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Piopio day trip app.

Orlando, USA to Piopio is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 17 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Matamata.

Things to do in Piopio

Tours
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Hairy Feet Scenic Film Location Tour Waitomo ©

1
night
Matamata

Matamata ©
Matamata is a town in the Waikato Region of New Zealand's North Island. On the 10th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Hobbiton Movie Set and then examine the collection at Firth Tower Estate and Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Matamata trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Piopio to Matamata in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Matamata can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Matamata

Museums

Side Trip

Hobbiton Movie Set
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Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set
Firth Tower Estate and Museum ©
Firth Tower Estate and Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, witness a stunning natural landmark at Te Puia, thentake a memorable tour with Tours, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rotorua tour app.

Getting from Matamata to Rotorua by car takes about an hour. In February in Rotorua, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Horseback Riding Tours
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Te Puia ©
Te Puia

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): enjoy a live performance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, take an in-depth tour of Auckland Museum, and then take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Auckland route planner.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Auckland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Rotorua in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Auckland, with lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums Nightlife Parks
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

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