14 days in Auckland, Rotorua & Christchurch Itinerary

14 days in Auckland, Rotorua & Christchurch Itinerary

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14 days in Auckland, Rotorua & Christchurch Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Auckland
— 4 nights
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 sightseeing, nature, museums, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Sky Tower, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, enjoy the thrill of live dance at Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Auckland Zoo.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Auckland online itinerary creator.

Manila, Philippines to Auckland is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Auckland is 4 hours. Traveling from Manila in February, expect nights in Auckland to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Sky Tower ©
Sky Tower
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial 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.
Explore Rotorua's surroundings by going to Taupo (Huka Falls, Volcanic Activity Centre, & more). There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, identify plant and animal life at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rotorua itinerary builder.

You can drive from Auckland to Rotorua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Cap off 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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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway

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 museums, parks, historic sites, nature, and sightseeing. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Christchurch Botanic Gardens, make a trip to 185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial, have fun at Velocity Karts Ltd, and pause for some serene contemplation at Christchurch Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Christchurch sightseeing planner.

Getting from Rotorua to Christchurch by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February in Christchurch, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. 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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