11 days in Auckland & Rotorua Itinerary

11 days in Auckland & Rotorua Itinerary

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Auckland
— 4 nights
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Rotorua
— 4 nights
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Auckland
— 2 nights

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Auckland — 4 nights

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 sightseeing, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower, get impressive views of Rangitoto Island, learn about winemaking at Foxes Island, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Auckland Zoo.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Auckland online trip maker.

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major aiports are Auckland International Airport and Hamilton International Airport. October in Auckland sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 16°C at night. You will leave for Rotorua on the 24th (Thu).
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Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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Rotorua — 4 nights

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 Happy Ewe Cycle Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Rotorua: Taupo (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours & Huka Falls Walkway). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, learn about winemaking at Volcanic Hills Winery, witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, and steep yourself in history at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village.

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

You can fly from Auckland to Rotorua in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Auckland in October, you will find days in Rotorua are somewhat warmer (21°C), and nights are slightly colder (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Auckland.
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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
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Auckland — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Skydive Auckland. 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): kick back and relax at Cheltenham Beach and then kick back and relax at Piha Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Auckland holiday planning app.

Getting from Rotorua to Auckland by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Rotorua, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Auckland, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 16°C. You will leave for home on the 30th (Wed).
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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