9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Zealand visit planner

This plan was created by another inspirock user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Wellington
— 3 nights
train:  12​h
2
Auckland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Rotorua
— 1 night
4
Auckland
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Wellington

Wellington ©
Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Flat Earth New Zealand Experiences as well as Wellington Underground Market. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable excursion with Flat Earth New Zealand Experiences.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Wellington online trip itinerary maker .

Sydney, Australia to Wellington is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Wellington, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in July: highs in Wellington hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Wellington

Tours Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Wellington Underground Market ©
Wellington Underground Market

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Auckland City Tours as well as SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the local landmarks with Auckland City Tours, then observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Tower.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Auckland trip planner .

Fly from Wellington to Auckland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Auckland when traveling from Wellington in July, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Tours Nightlife Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Sky Tower ©
Sky Tower
Auckland City Tours ©
Auckland City Tours

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hobbiton Movie Set, Te Puia, Redwoods Treewalk, and other attractions you added. On the 30th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Redwoods Treewalk, witness a stunning natural landmark at Te Puia, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Tamaki Maori Village.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rotorua online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Auckland to Rotorua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Auckland in July, plan for little chillier nights in Rotorua, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trips

Hobbiton Movie Set, Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set
Waitomo Glowworm Caves ©
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Te Puia ©
Te Puia

2
nights
Auckland

Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dolphin & Whale Watching. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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

Getting from Rotorua to Auckland by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Rotorua in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Auckland, with highs around 13°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 13°C. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Auckland

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching

Similar Plans

11 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM FRENCH POLYNESIA November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in New Zealand SEE PLAN July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in New Zealand SEE PLAN July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 16 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in New Zealand SEE PLAN July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 47 days in United States & New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 54 days in Australia & New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Request travel agent in New Zealand
SERVICES