8 days in New Zealand Itinerary

8 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
Fly:  24 h
1
Wellington
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Rotorua
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Auckland
— 1 night
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Toronto

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cable Car Museum and Wellington Museum. Southward Car Museum and Edwin Fox Maritime Museum will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Bolton Street Cemetery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oriental Bay, steep yourself in history at Old St Paul's, and get a sense of history and politics at New Zealand Parliament.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Wellington trip itinerary maker tool.

Toronto, Canada to Wellington is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Toronto to Wellington. In October, daily temperatures in Wellington can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, Southward Car Museum
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Wellington Museum ©
Wellington Museum
Edwin Fox Maritime Museum ©
Edwin Fox Maritime Museum
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

2
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 5th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Government Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Faith's Anglican Church, thencontemplate the long history of Buried Village of Te Wairoa, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk, thenstop by Eat Street, and finally learn about winemaking at Volcanic Hills Winery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rotorua trip planner.

You can fly from Wellington to Rotorua in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Rotorua, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Horseback Riding Tours
St. Faith's Anglican Church ©
St. Faith's Anglican Church
Volcanic Hills Winery ©
Volcanic Hills Winery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, thensee the interesting displays at New Zealand Maritime Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Howick Historical Village, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Auckland online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Auckland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rotorua in October: highs in Auckland hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums Spas Historic Sites
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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki ©
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
Howick Historical Village ©
Howick Historical Village
Spas

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