3 days in New Zealand Itinerary

3 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Zealand tour planner

Make it your trip
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Auckland
— 1 day
Fly
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Taupo
— 1 night
Drive
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Tongariro National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Ohakune
Drive

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Auckland

— 1 day

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 20th (Fri): enjoy a live performance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, then brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower.

Start your trip to Auckland by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Auckland. In August, daily temperatures in Auckland can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums · Nightlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

Taupo

— 1 night

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 21st (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then trek along Huka Falls Walkway, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Taupo route maker website.

Fly from Auckland to Taupo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tongariro National Park.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

Tongariro National Park

— 1 night
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
On the 22nd (Sun), contemplate the geological forces at Mount Ruapehu, make a trip to Mead's Wall, and then trek along Ridge Track.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tongariro National Park using our trip planner.

You can drive from Taupo to Tongariro National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Ohakune.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Ohakune

Ohakune is a small town in the North Island of New Zealand, situated 215 kilometres north of Wellington and 292 kilometres south of Auckland. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ohakune using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tongariro National Park to Ohakune takes an hour. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Ohakune

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
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.