60 days in New Zealand, San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

60 days in New Zealand, San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

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San Francisco, United States
— 9 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 11 nights
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
— 8 nights
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Whangarei, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Drive
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 7 nights
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Tauranga, New Zealand
— 8 nights
Drive
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Whakatane, New Zealand
— 8 nights

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San Francisco, United States

— 9 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Simraceway Performance Driving Center in Sonoma--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and get curious at Exploratorium.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planning website.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Los Angeles, United States

— 11 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica (Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica Farmers Market, &more), San Diego (Photography Tours & USS Midway Museum) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more). Pack the 13th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Kerikeri.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kerikeri, New Zealand

— 8 nights
Kerikeri, the largest town in Northland New Zealand, is a popular tourist destination about three hours drive north of Auckland, and 80 km north of the northern region's largest city, Whangarei. Explore Kerikeri's surroundings by going to Russell (Pompallier Mission and Printery, Phantom Sailing, &more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, look for all kinds of wild species at Paihia Harbour, contemplate the long history of The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station, and explore and take pictures at Akeake Historic Reserve Track.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kerikeri road trip site.

Explore your travel options from Los Angeles to Kerikeri with the Route module. You'll lose 20 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Kerikeri due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Whangarei.

Things to do in Kerikeri

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Whangarei, New Zealand

— 6 nights
Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Whangarei: Ocean Beach (in Whangarei Heads), Ruapekapeka Pa Track (in Kawakawa) and Northland Dive (in Whangaruru). And it doesn't end there: trek along Bream Head Coast Walks, walk around AH Reed Memorial Park, explore the galleries of Burning Issues Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Waipu Coastal Trail.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Whangarei journey website.

You can drive from Kerikeri to Whangarei in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Whangarei

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Auckland, New Zealand

— 7 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Auckland: Warkworth (Parry Kauri Park & Of Hand & Heart). There's much more to do: make a trip to SkyTower, enjoy the thrill of live dance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, admire the landmark architecture of Alberton, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Pakuranga Rotary Walkway.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Auckland road trip planner.

You can drive from Whangarei to Auckland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Auckland are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Tauranga.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tauranga, New Zealand

— 8 nights
The largest city in the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga features extensive sandy beaches, well-maintained hiking paths, and a good range of accommodations.
Venture out of the city with trips to Waitomo Caves (Ruakuri Walk, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, &more), Taupo (Lava Glass, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, &more) and Rotorua (Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, &more). It doesn't end there: experience rural life at Agrodome and view the masterpieces at the Zeus Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tauranga vacation maker.

You can fly from Auckland to Tauranga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Auckland in May since evenings lows in Tauranga dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Whakatane.

Things to do in Tauranga

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Whakatane, New Zealand

— 8 nights
Whakatāne is a town in the eastern Bay of Plenty Region in the North Island of New Zealand, 90 km east of Tauranga and 89 km north-east of Rotorua, at the mouth of the Whakatāne River. Explore Whakatane's surroundings by going to Opotiki (Waiotahe Beach, Waioeka Gorge Scenic Reserve, &more) and Onepu Mountain Bike Park (in Kawerau). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Whakaari White Island Volcano, explore the activities along Otarawairere Bay, trek along Whakatane River Walk, and relax and rejuvenate at Massage Me & Beautify You.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Whakatane trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tauranga to Whakatane takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C.

Things to do in Whakatane

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

New Zealand travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Hiking Trails · Landmarks
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.