5 days in New Zealand Itinerary

5 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Napier
— Few hours
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Taupo
— Few hours
3
Rotorua
— 1 night
4
Taupo
— 1 day
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Rotorua
— 2 nights
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Tauranga
— Few hours
7
Rotorua
— 1 night
8
Taupo
— 1 day

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Napier

Napier
Enjoy the atmosphere and architecture of 1930s design in Napier, one of the best-preserved Art Deco cities in the world.
To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Napier trip itinerary planning website.

Hastings to Napier is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Taupo.

Things to do in Napier

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries
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Taupo

Taupo
The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
You've now added Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley and then admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway.

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Traveling by car from Napier to Taupo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Taupo

Nature · Parks · Trails
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Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley ©
Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley

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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.
For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Rotorua online itinerary planner.

Drive from Taupo to Rotorua in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 6th (Thu), you're off to Taupo.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

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Taupo

Taupo ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wairakei Terraces as well as Sail Barbary - Eco Sailing Taupo. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): gain a rich perspective with Sail Barbary - Eco Sailing Taupo and then take in a show at Wairakei Terraces.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Taupo travel site.

You can drive from Rotorua to Taupo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rotorua.

Things to do in Taupo

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:
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Sail Barbary - Eco Sailing Taupo ©
Sail Barbary - Eco Sailing Taupo
Wairakei Terraces ©
Wairakei Terraces

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Rotorua

Rotorua ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mini Golf Rotorua as well as Lakeland Queen.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rotorua online tour builder.

You can drive from Taupo to Rotorua in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sat) before leaving for Tauranga.

Things to do in Rotorua

Fun & Games · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:
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Mini Golf Rotorua ©
Mini Golf Rotorua
Lakeland Queen ©
Lakeland Queen

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Tauranga

Tauranga
The largest city in the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga features extensive sandy beaches, well-maintained hiking paths, and a good range of accommodations.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): walk around McLaren Falls Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tauranga trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Tauranga takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rotorua.

Things to do in Tauranga

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:
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McLaren Falls Park
McLaren Falls Park

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Rotorua

Rotorua ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Rotokakahi and then identify plant and animal life at Redwoods Treewalk.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rotorua travel planner.

Getting from Tauranga to Rotorua by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Taupo.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:
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Redwoods Treewalk ©
Redwoods Treewalk
Lake Rotokakahi
Lake Rotokakahi

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Taupo

Taupo ©
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Taupo vacation app.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Taupo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Taupo

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:
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Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave ©
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave

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