3 days in New Zealand Itinerary

3 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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3 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  7​h
1
Auckland
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Coromandel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Rotorua
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Auckland trip itinerary site .

Sydney, Australia to Auckland is an approximately 7-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Auckland due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Auckland: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 13°C at night. You will leave for Coromandel on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Auckland

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

1
night
Coromandel

Coromandel ©
Coromandel is a town on the Coromandel Harbour, on the western side of the Coromandel Peninsula, which is on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mitai Maori Village, Hobbiton Movie Set, Hot Water Beach, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): hike along Cathedral Cove Walk, then kick back and relax at Hot Water Beach, then don't miss a visit to Hobbiton Movie Set, and finally gain insight with Mitai Maori Village.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Coromandel trip maker app .

Traveling by ferry from Auckland to Coromandel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Auckland in July, Coromandel is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rotorua.

Things to do in Coromandel

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hobbiton Movie Set, Mitai Maori Village, Cathedral Cove Walk, Hot Water Beach
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:
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Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set
Hot Water Beach ©
Hot Water Beach
Mitai Maori Village ©
Mitai Maori Village

1
day
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 Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, then identify plant and animal life at Redwoods Treewalk, and then do a tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rotorua trip planning app .

Getting from Coromandel to Rotorua by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Wineries
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:
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Redwoods Treewalk ©
Redwoods Treewalk
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Volcanic Hills Winery ©
Volcanic Hills Winery

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