6 days in New Zealand Itinerary

6 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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6 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Rotorua
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Matamata
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Hamilton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Auckland
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Ho Chi Minh City

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): do a tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then make a trip to Amokura Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Te Puia, witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rotorua travel route builder tool .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Rotorua is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December, expect Rotorua to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Matamata.

Things to do in Rotorua

Nature Tours Outdoors
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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Zipline
Te Puia ©
Te Puia

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night
Matamata

Matamata ©
Matamata is a town in the Waikato Region of New Zealand's North Island. On the 31st (Tue), admire the sheer force of Wairere Falls, then make a trip to Hobbiton Movie Set, and then enjoy some diversion at Swim Zone Matamata.

Plan my trip to Matamata with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Matamata takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hamilton.

Things to do in Matamata

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Wairere Falls, Hobbiton Movie Set
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Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set
Wairere Falls ©
Wairere Falls
Swim Zone Matamata ©
Swim Zone Matamata

1
night
Hamilton

Hamilton ©
On the banks of the Waikato River lies Hamilton, a pretty, active city on North Island.
On the 1st (Wed), get to know the resident critters at Hamilton Zoo, examine the collection at Waikato Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Hamilton Gardens.

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

You can drive from Matamata to Hamilton in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Hamilton

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Hamilton Gardens ©
Hamilton Gardens
Waikato Museum ©
Waikato Museum
Hamilton Zoo ©
Hamilton Zoo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): learn about all things military at Auckland War Memorial Museum and then make a trip to SkyTower.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Auckland tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hamilton to Auckland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Auckland sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial Museum

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