9 days in Auckland, Wellington & Hamilton Itinerary

9 days in Auckland, Wellington & Hamilton Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Auckland
— 2 nights
2
Wellington
— 2 nights
3
Hamilton
— 2 nights
4
Auckland
— 2 nights

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 SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, The Civic-Auckland Live and Otara Market. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at Sky Screamer Reverse Bungy and then hunt for treasures at Otara Market.

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Sydney, Australia to Auckland is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in January: highs in Auckland hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Wellington.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nightlife Beaches

Side Trip

Cheltenham Beach
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

2
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 The Roxy Cinema as well as Matterhorn. On the 26th (Sun), watch a film at The Roxy Cinema. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at ZEALANDIA Sanctuary, join in the after-dark buzz at Matterhorn, and then examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Wellington itinerary planner.

Getting from Auckland to Wellington by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Auckland in January, Wellington is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Hamilton.

Things to do in Wellington

Nightlife Parks Wildlife
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
ZEALANDIA Sanctuary ©
ZEALANDIA Sanctuary
Matterhorn ©
Matterhorn

2
nights
Hamilton

Hamilton ©
On the banks of the Waikato River lies Hamilton, a pretty, active city on North Island.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thenmeet the residents at Hamilton Zoo, thenexamine the collection at Waikato Museum, and finally explore the activities along Lake Te Koutu.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hamilton route planner.

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Hamilton takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Hamilton

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Lake Te Koutu
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:
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Hamilton Zoo ©
Hamilton Zoo
Waikato Museum ©
Waikato Museum
Lake Te Koutu ©
Lake Te Koutu

2
nights
Auckland

Auckland ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, The Civic-Auckland Live and Otara Market. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Auckland trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Hamilton to Auckland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Nightlife Shopping Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:
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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium
Room Escape Games
Otara Market ©
Otara Market

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