10 days in Auckland, Rotorua & Wellington Itinerary

10 days in Auckland, Rotorua & Wellington Itinerary

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10 days in Auckland, Rotorua & Wellington Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  20​h
1
Auckland
— 1 night
2
Rotorua
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Wellington
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

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.
Sky Tower has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Tower.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Auckland planning app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Auckland is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, you will find days in Auckland are cooler (14°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Wellington.
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Sky Tower ©
Sky Tower

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.
Te Puia has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Te Puia, take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, look for all kinds of wild species at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, and then do a tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rotorua trip planner .

You can drive from Auckland to Rotorua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Auckland in August, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Rotorua. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Horseback Riding Tours
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Te Puia ©
Te Puia

3
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.
To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Wellington day trip planner.

Fly from Auckland to Wellington in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Auckland in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Wellington, with lows of 9°C. On the 8th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Wellington

Outdoors Parks Tours
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