6 days in New Zealand Itinerary

6 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Zealand sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Auckland International Airport, Drive to Rotorua
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Rotorua
— 3 nights
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Auckland
— 1 night
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Rotorua

— 3 nights

Sulphur City

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.
Get some cultural insight at Te Puia and Volcanic Hills Winery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rotorua: Taupo (Huka Falls Walkway & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours). There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rotorua trip itinerary tool.

Newark, USA to Rotorua is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Newark to Rotorua. In October in Rotorua, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Auckland

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): learn about all things military at Auckland Museum, enjoy a live performance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Auckland attractions planner.

You can fly from Rotorua to Auckland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Rotorua in October, plan for little chillier days in Auckland, with highs around 58°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.