10 days in New Zealand Itinerary

10 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Auckland
— Few hours
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New Plymouth
— 1 night
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Whanganui
— 1 night
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Wellington
— 2 nights
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Napier
— 1 night
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Taupo
— 1 night
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Rotorua
— 2 nights
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Tauranga
— 1 night

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Auckland

Auckland

City of Sails

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 find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Auckland trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Auckland. In September, daily temperatures in Auckland can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will leave for New Plymouth on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

1
night
New Plymouth

New Plymouth ©
Where other cities run, New Plymouth prefers to stroll.
On the 10th (Thu), go for a walk through New Plymouth Coastal Walkway.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New Plymouth online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Auckland to New Plymouth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Whanganui.
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Scenic Walking Area
New Plymouth Coastal Walkway
4.9

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night
Whanganui

Whanganui ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Durie Hill Elevator & Elevator Tower, then enjoy breathtaking views from War Memorial Tower, then admire the natural beauty at Bason Botanic Gardens, and finally explore the activities along Virginia Lake.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Whanganui itinerary planning site.

You can drive from New Plymouth to Whanganui in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Whanganui are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Whanganui

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Wellington

Wellington

Harbour Capital

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition, then get great views at Mount Victoria, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary, ponder the world of politics at New Zealand Parliament, then take an in-depth tour of Wellington Museum, and finally take a memorable ride with Wellington Cable Car.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Wellington online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Whanganui to Wellington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Wellington when traveling from Whanganui in September, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Napier.

Things to do in Wellington

Highlights from your trip

1
night
Napier

Napier ©
Enjoy the atmosphere and architecture of 1930s design in Napier, one of the best-preserved Art Deco cities in the world.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Aquarium of New Zealand, do a tasting at Craggy Range, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Waiapu Anglican Cathedral, Napier, New Zealand, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Daily Telegraph Building.

For maps and more tourist information, use the Napier trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Wellington to Napier in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Taupo.

Things to do in Napier

Wineries · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

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Winery / Vineyard
Craggy Range
3.8
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings
4.9
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Aquarium
National Aquarium of New Zealand
3.9

1
night
Taupo

Great Cloak of Tia

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Taupo travel tool.

Traveling by car from Napier to Taupo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Waterfall
Huka Falls Walkway
4.7

2
nights
Rotorua

Sulphur City

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 17th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Te Puia, then take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, then look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk, and finally take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest. Keep things going the next day: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then do a tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rotorua trip planner.

You can drive from Taupo to Rotorua in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tauranga.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors
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Must see
Zipline
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Hot Spring
Te Puia
4.4

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stroll around McLaren Falls Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tauranga trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Rotorua to Tauranga in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Tauranga sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Tauranga

Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your trip
Waterfall
McLaren Falls Park
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Helicopter Tour
Aerius Helicopters
4.9
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Spa
Spas
4.1

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