11 days in Auckland & Rotorua Itinerary

11 days in Auckland & Rotorua Itinerary

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11 days in Auckland & Rotorua Itinerary

Start: Auckland
1
Auckland
— 4 nights
2
Rotorua
— 4 nights
3
Auckland
— 2 nights
End: Auckland

4
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.
Auckland is known for nature, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Sky Tower, don't miss a visit to Viaduct Harbour, head off the coast to Rangitoto Island, and enjoy the thrill of live dance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Auckland trip site .

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major airports are Auckland International Airport and Hamilton International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 24th (Thu), you're off toRotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial Museum

4
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.
You've now added Happy Ewe Cycle Tours to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rotorua: Taupo (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours & Huka Falls Walkway). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Volcanic Hills Winery, take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, take a stroll through Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, and don't miss a visit to Te Puia.

Planning Rotorua trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Auckland to Rotorua takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in October: highs in Rotorua hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Taupo
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Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Volcanic Hills Winery ©
Volcanic Hills Winery

2
nights
Auckland

Auckland ©
You've now added Skydive Auckland to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Auckland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Cheltenham Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Piha Beach.

Make your Auckland itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Rotorua to Auckland by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Rotorua in October, plan for slightly colder days in Auckland, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. On the 30th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cheltenham Beach, Piha Beach
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Piha Beach ©
Piha Beach
Cheltenham Beach ©
Cheltenham Beach
Skydive Auckland ©
Skydive Auckland

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