7 days in North Island Itinerary

7 days in North Island Itinerary

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7 days in North Island Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h
1
Paihia
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Rotorua
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Auckland
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Paihia

Paihia ©
The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Waitangi Treaty Grounds and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then get interesting insight from Tours, then look for gifts at Paihia Bookshop, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Paihia Harbour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paihia trip itinerary planning tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Paihia is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Paihia

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tukairangi Gallery and L'Arte. Take a break from the city and head to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Rainbow Springs Nature Park. Go for a jaunt from Rotorua to Taupo to see Huka Falls Walkway about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, take in the exciting artwork at New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, identify plant and animal life at Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park, and learn about winemaking at Volcanic Hills Winery.

To see traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rotorua day trip tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Paihia to Rotorua in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. March in Rotorua sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Taupo
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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Zipline

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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.
On the 21st (Sat), view the masterpieces at Kiwa Art and then examine the collection at Auckland Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Auckland trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Auckland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Rotorua, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Auckland, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Kiwa Art
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Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Kiwa Art ©
Kiwa Art

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