10 days in New Zealand Itinerary

10 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Start: Auckland
1
Auckland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Waitomo Caves
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Tongariro National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Taupo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Rotorua
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Tauranga
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
End: Auckland

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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.
To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Auckland trip itinerary planning app.

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major aiports are Auckland International Airport and Hamilton International Airport. In May, daytime highs in Auckland are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. You'll set off for Waitomo Caves on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Auckland

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:

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Waitomo Caves

Waitomo Caves
Head deep beneath the surface of the earth at Waitomo Caves, a village and cave system that draws both extreme sports enthusiasts and those wanting something a little more relaxed.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Ruakuri Cave and then hike along Ruakuri Walk.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Waitomo Caves vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Auckland to Waitomo Caves takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Tongariro National Park.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:
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Ruakuri Cave
Ruakuri Cave
Ruakuri Walk ©
Ruakuri Walk
Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park ©
Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park

3
nights
Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park ©
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
Whakapapa - Mt Ruapehu has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get impressive views of Mount Ruapehu, stroll through Whakapapa - Mt Ruapehu, trek along Taranaki Falls, thenadmire the sheer force of Tawhai Falls, and finally hike along Ridge Track.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tongariro National Park driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Waitomo Caves to Tongariro National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Taupo.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Ruapehu ©
Mount Ruapehu
Taranaki Falls ©
Taranaki Falls
Tawhai Falls ©
Tawhai Falls

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night
Taupo

Taupo ©
The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Skydive Taupo, Hukafalls Jet and Taupo Bungy & Swing. On the 30th (Thu), get the adrenaline pumping with Taupo Bungy & Swing, thenget active on the water at Hukafalls Jet, thenpush the limits with Skydive Taupo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kinloch Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Taupo day trip site.

Traveling by car from Tongariro National Park to Taupo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Kinloch Beach ©
Kinloch Beach
Hukafalls Jet ©
Hukafalls Jet
Skydive Taupo ©
Skydive Taupo

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nights
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.
You've now added Mitai Maori Village to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): gain a rich perspective with Mitai Maori Village, thenidentify plant and animal life at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Te Puia. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, thensteep yourself in history at Buried Village of Te Wairoa, thentake in the natural beauty of Hell's Gate, and finally learn about winemaking at Volcanic Hills Winery.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rotorua trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Taupo to Rotorua takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Rotorua are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tauranga.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hell's Gate
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Te Puia ©
Te Puia
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Rainbow Springs Nature Park ©
Rainbow Springs Nature Park

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Tauranga

Tauranga ©
The largest city in the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga features extensive sandy beaches, well-maintained hiking paths, and a good range of accommodations.
On the 2nd (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Otanewainuku.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Tauranga itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Tauranga takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Tauranga, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tauranga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mount Otanewainuku
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Mt Maunganui Main Beach ©
Mt Maunganui Main Beach
Mount Otanewainuku ©
Mount Otanewainuku

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