7 days in New Zealand Itinerary

7 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Start: Orlando
Fly + Drive:  25 h
1
Waitomo Caves
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
2
Piopio
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
3
Matamata
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Rotorua
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
5
Waiheke Island
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
6
Auckland
— 1 night
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Orlando

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Waitomo Caves

Waitomo Caves ©
Head deep beneath the surface of the earth at Waitomo Caves, a village and cave system that draws both extreme sports enthusiasts and those wanting something a little more relaxed.
On the 9th (Sat), Head underground at Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Waitomo Caves planning site.

Orlando, USA to Waitomo Caves is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Orlando to Waitomo Caves. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Piopio.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

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Waitomo Glowworm Caves ©
Waitomo Glowworm Caves

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Piopio

Piopio ©
On the 9th (Sat), experience rural life at Piopio Berry Orchard.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Piopio trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Waitomo Caves to Piopio takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Matamata.
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Piopio Berry Orchard ©
Piopio Berry Orchard

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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.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Matamata travel planner.

Getting from Piopio to Matamata by car takes about 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Matamata can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Matamata

Museums

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, take in the natural beauty of Te Puia, thenget interesting insight from Tours, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rotorua road trip website.

Drive from Matamata to Rotorua in an hour. In February in Rotorua, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Waiheke Island.

Things to do in Rotorua

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

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Waiheke Island

Head to Waiheke Island, a place of white sandy beaches, palm trees, great wine, and relaxation, just 35 minutes off the coast of Auckland.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): kick back and relax at Oneroa Beach and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Waiheke Island trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Rotorua to Waiheke Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. February in Waiheke Island sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Waiheke Island

Tours Wineries Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings

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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 13th (Wed): enjoy a live performance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, thenget engrossed in the history at Auckland Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower.

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

Getting from Waiheke Island to Auckland by ferry takes about 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Auckland when traveling from Waiheke Island in February, with lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to 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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