11 days in Auckland & Rotorua Itinerary

11 days in Auckland & Rotorua Itinerary

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11 days in Auckland & Rotorua Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Auckland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Rotorua
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Auckland
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Waitemata Harbour, Odyssey Sensory Maze and Room Escape Games. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Waitemata Harbour and then find something for the whole family at Odyssey Sensory Maze. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Auckland Museum, then look for gifts at Pauanesia, then take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Auckland trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Auckland is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Brisbane in February, plan for slightly colder days in Auckland, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Auckland Region
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

7
nights
Rotorua

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rotorua Canopy Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rotorua: Taupo (Maori Rock Carvings, Huka Falls Walkway, &more), Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera) and Hamilton Gardens (in Hamilton). There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, identify plant and animal life at Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest.

For reviews, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Rotorua trip planner.

You can drive from Auckland to Rotorua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Auckland in February, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Rotorua. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Taupo, Hamilton Gardens, Hobbiton Movie Set
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 20:
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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

few
hours
Auckland

Auckland ©
Odyssey Sensory Maze has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Thu), enjoy the thrill of live dance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, then get some jogging in at Nelson Street Cycleway, and then find something for the whole family at Odyssey Sensory Maze.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Auckland itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Auckland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Auckland when traveling from Rotorua in February, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Odyssey Sensory Maze ©
Odyssey Sensory Maze
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

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