18 days in Auckland & Rotorua Itinerary

18 days in Auckland & Rotorua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Island tour builder

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

Route & dates

Start: Auckland
1
Auckland
— 14 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Rotorua
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: Auckland

14
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.
Attractions like SkyTower and Auckland Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Auckland: Piha (Piha Beach & Arataki Visitor Centre), Waiheke Island (Wine Tours & Tastings & Connells Bay Sculpture Park) and Snowplanet (in Silverdale). The adventure continues: get your game on at Virtual Reality Studio, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Auckland Zoo, take in the waterfront activity at Viaduct Harbour, and walk around Auckland Domain.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Auckland day trip website.

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major aiports are Auckland International Airport and Hamilton International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Piha, Waiheke Island, Auckland Region, Matakana, Takapuna Beach Playground
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, find something for the whole family at Huka Prawn Park, and then take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Agrodome, steep yourself in history at Te Puia, and then take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rotorua trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Auckland to Rotorua takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in October: highs in Rotorua hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Taupo
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Huka Prawn Park ©
Huka Prawn Park
Agrodome ©
Agrodome

Similar Plans

21 days in New Zealand, Australia & Nadi BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 30 days in Auckland BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 41 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, extra slow, hidden gems Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Extra slow 3 days in Auckland BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in Auckland BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Auckland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 21 days in Auckland & Christchurch BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, outdoors, relaxing, hidden gems Preferences: October, outdoors, relaxing Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in Auckland BY A USER FROM FRANCE October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 25 days in North Island BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 5 days in Auckland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, extra fast, popular sights Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Extra fast 8 days in Auckland & Dunedin BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy
See more plans