14 days in Auckland, Rotorua & Christchurch Itinerary

14 days in Auckland, Rotorua & Christchurch Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Auckland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Rotorua
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Christchurch
— 2 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Manila, Luzon

4
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.
Auckland is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to SkyTower, go for a stroll along the water at Viaduct Harbour, get impressive views of Mount Eden, and head off the coast to Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Auckland road trip site.

Manila, Philippines to Auckland is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Manila in February: highs in Auckland hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Wine Tours & Tastings

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rotorua: Taupo (Huka Falls Walkway & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours). The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, contemplate the long history of Tamaki Maori Village, whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rotorua trip maker app.

Drive from Auckland to Rotorua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Auckland in February since evenings lows in Rotorua dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Taupo
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Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Christchurch

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Christchurch is known for parks, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Christchurch Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cardboard Cathedral, and take a memorable ride with TranzAlpine Train.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Christchurch trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Rotorua to Christchurch in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Rotorua in February, Christchurch is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Christchurch

Tours Transportation Parks
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Velocity Karts ©
Velocity Karts
Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
TranzAlpine Train ©
TranzAlpine Train

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