10 days in Mobile & New Zealand Itinerary

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Mobile, United States
— 1 night
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 1 night
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Taupo, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Wellington, New Zealand
— 1 night
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 1 night
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 1 night
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Mobile, United States — 1 night

On the 2nd (Fri), learn about all things military at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park, get engrossed in the history at Mobile Police History Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. On the next day, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mobile tour app.

Denver to Mobile is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Mobile due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Denver in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Mobile: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Rotorua.
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Rotorua, New Zealand — 1 night

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.
On the next day, witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, don't miss a visit to Te Puia, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rotorua trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Mobile to Rotorua in 24 hours. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from Mobile to Rotorua due to the time zone difference. In February, Rotorua is somewhat warmer than Mobile - with highs of 75°F and lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Taupo.
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Taupo, New Zealand — 2 nights

Great Cloak of Tia

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
On the 7th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Aratiatia Rapids, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls Walkway, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Maori Rock Carvings, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley, then stop by Huka Honey Hive, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Spa Thermal Park and Riverbank Recreational and Scenic Reserve.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Taupo travel route planning site.

You can drive from Rotorua to Taupo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Wellington.
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Wellington, New Zealand — 1 night

Harbour Capital

Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at New Zealand Parliament, get engrossed in the history at Wellington Museum, then catch a ride on Wellington Cable Car, then pause for some photo ops at John Plimmer Statue, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Wellington online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Taupo to Wellington takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Wellington can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Queenstown.
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Queenstown, New Zealand — 1 night

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Park, and finally get your game on at Skyline Queenstown.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Queenstown trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Wellington to Queenstown by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Auckland.
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Auckland, New Zealand — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Auckland Museum, examine the collection at New Zealand Maritime Museum, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sky Tower.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Auckland online vacation planner.

Getting from Queenstown to Auckland by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In February, daytime highs in Auckland are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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New Zealand travel guide

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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.
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