7 days in Auckland Region Itinerary

7 days in Auckland Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Auckland Region trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Auckland, Ferry to Matiatia Ferry Terminal
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Waiheke Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Devonport
— 1 night
Drive
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Auckland
— 4 nights
Fly

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Waiheke Island

— 1 night

Island of Wine

Head to Waiheke Island, a place of white sandy beaches, palm trees, great wine, and relaxation, just 35 minutes off the coast of Auckland.
On the 28th (Sat), trot along with a tour on horseback, do a tasting at Wild on Waiheke, then do a tasting at Obsidian Vineyard, and finally learn about winemaking at Man O' War Vineyards.

Discover how to plan a Waiheke Island trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Sydney, Australia to Waiheke Island is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 2 hours. In December, Waiheke Island is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Devonport.

Things to do in Waiheke Island

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

Devonport

— 1 night
Magic Broomstick Segway Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the sights in a new way with Magic Broomstick Segway Tours, walk around Mount Victoria Reserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cheltenham Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Browns Bay Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Devonport trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Waiheke Island to Devonport in 2 hours. Traveling from Waiheke Island in December, expect nights in Devonport to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Auckland.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

Auckland

— 4 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Muriwai Gannet Colony and Orewa Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Bethells Beach and Tawharanui Regional Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Auckland: Warkworth (Goat Island Marine Reserve & Kowhai Park), Matakana War Memorial (in Matakana) and Brick Bay Sculpture Trail (in Snells Beach). There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, stop by Pauanesia, take an in-depth tour of Bohemian Museum, and stroll through Mangawhai Walkway.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Auckland travel planning website.

Auckland is very close to Devonport. In December, daily temperatures in Auckland can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:

Auckland Region travel guide

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Observation Decks · Volcanos · Military Museums
As home to New Zealand's largest urban area, Auckland Region is by far the most populous in the country, despite its modest proportions. Its concentration of settlements makes it a region of culture, history, and cosmopolitan development, boasting a range of museums, buildings of interest, restaurants, and bars, many in the city of Auckland itself. As with all of New Zealand, you don't have to go far from the urban centers to experience wild and varied landscape on your Auckland holiday: from rugged coastal areas to lush native forests, you'll find stunning biodiversity and impressive geological features.