8 days in New Zealand Itinerary

8 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Auckland
— 1 day
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Coromandel
— 3 nights
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Tauranga
— 2 nights
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Rotorua
— 1 day
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Hamilton
— 2 nights
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Auckland
— 1 day

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Auckland

Auckland ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): look for gifts at Pauanesia and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Auckland holiday builder.

Christchurch to Auckland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Christchurch in January: highs in Auckland hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Coromandel.

Things to do in Auckland

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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Pauanesia ©
Pauanesia

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Coromandel

Coromandel ©
Coromandel is a town on the Coromandel Harbour, on the western side of the Coromandel Peninsula, which is on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitianga Rock Walk, stroll through Hot Water Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hahei Beach Walk, and finally hike along Cathedral Cove Walk.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Coromandel driving holiday planner.

Drive from Auckland to Coromandel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in January: highs in Coromandel hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Tauranga.

Things to do in Coromandel

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

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Hot Water Beach ©
Hot Water Beach
Cathedral Cove Walk ©
Cathedral Cove Walk
Hahei Beach Walk ©
Hahei Beach Walk

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Tauranga

Tauranga ©
The largest city in the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga features extensive sandy beaches, well-maintained hiking paths, and a good range of accommodations.
On the 21st (Thu), kick back and relax at Papamoa Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tauranga day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Coromandel to Tauranga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In January, daytime highs in Tauranga are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rotorua.

Things to do in Tauranga

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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Waimarino Adventure Park ©
Waimarino Adventure Park
Mt Maunganui Main Beach ©
Mt Maunganui Main Beach
Papamoa Beach ©
Papamoa Beach

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Rotorua

Sulphur City

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 23rd (Sat): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Te Puia, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rotorua trip itinerary app.

Drive from Tauranga to Rotorua in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Hamilton.

Things to do in Rotorua

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure
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Zipline
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Te Puia ©
Te Puia

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Hamilton

Hamilton ©

Tron

On the banks of the Waikato River lies Hamilton, a pretty, active city on North Island.
On the 24th (Sun), get to know the resident critters at Hamilton Zoo, see the interesting displays at Waikato Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Hamilton Gardens.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamilton journey maker.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Hamilton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Auckland.

Things to do in Hamilton

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Gardens ©
Hamilton Gardens
Hamilton Zoo ©
Hamilton Zoo
Waikato Museum ©
Waikato Museum

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Auckland

Auckland ©

City of Sails

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): meet the residents at Auckland Zoo.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Auckland day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Hamilton to Auckland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

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