17 days in New Zealand Itinerary

17 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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17 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Auckland
1
Auckland
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Waitakere City
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Piha
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Whitianga
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Waiheke Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Auckland

5
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 Skydive Auckland as well as Sky Tower. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Howick Historical Village.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Auckland trip planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Auckland. In August in Auckland, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 14°C at night. You will leave for Waitakere City on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Auckland

Tours Adventure Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 21:
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Sky Tower ©
Sky Tower
Skydive Auckland ©
Skydive Auckland
Howick Historical Village ©
Howick Historical Village

2
nights
Waitakere City

Waitakere City ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Muriwai Gannet Colony, do a tasting at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, and then do a tasting at Soljans Estate Winery.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Waitakere City vacation planner.

You can drive from Auckland to Waitakere City in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Piha.

Things to do in Waitakere City

Wineries Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Muriwai Gannet Colony, Soljans Estate Winery, The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:
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Soljans Estate Winery ©
Soljans Estate Winery
Muriwai Gannet Colony ©
Muriwai Gannet Colony
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery ©

4
nights
Piha

Piha ©
Kitekite Falls has been added to your itinerary. Visiting Arataki Visitor Centre and Upper Nihotupu Dam will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Anawhata and Karekare Beach. When in Piha, make a side trip to see Nikau Cave in Waikaretu, approximately 2 hours away.

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You can drive from Waitakere City to Piha in an hour. In August in Piha, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Whitianga.

Things to do in Piha

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Auckland Region, Nikau Cave, Upper Nihotupu Dam, Karekare Falls
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:
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Kitekite Falls ©
Kitekite Falls
Arataki Visitor Centre ©
Arataki Visitor Centre
Nikau Cave ©
Nikau Cave

2
nights
Whitianga

Whitianga ©
Whitianga is a town on the Coromandel Peninsula, in the Waikato Region of New Zealand's North Island. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Water Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Shakespeare Cliff Scenic and Historic Reserve, and then get a new perspective on things with Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Mercury Bay Museum Whitianga, look for all kinds of wild species at Stu's Wild Pig Farm, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mill Creek Bird & Animal Encounters, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Fun Zone Adventure & Family Park.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Whitianga trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Piha to Whitianga in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Piha, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Whitianga, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Waiheke Island.

Things to do in Whitianga

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Hot Water Beach
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Hot Water Beach ©
Hot Water Beach
Mercury Bay Museum Whitianga ©
Mercury Bay Museum Whitianga

3
nights
Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island ©
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 30th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Stony Batter, then do a tasting at Stonyridge Vineyard, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Mudbrick Vineyard, enjoy the sand and surf at Oneroa Beach, then stop by Rangihoua Estate, then explore the world behind art at Connells Bay Sculpture Park, and finally do a tasting at Man O' War Vineyards.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Waiheke Island road trip site .

Traveling by car from Whitianga to Waiheke Island takes 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Waiheke Island are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Waiheke Island

Wineries Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:
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Stonyridge Vineyard ©
Stonyridge Vineyard
Connells Bay Sculpture Park ©
Connells Bay Sculpture Park
Horseback Riding Tours

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