6 days in New Zealand Itinerary

6 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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6 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Fly + bus:  15​h
1
Rotorua
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Wellington
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Honolulu, Oahu

2
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.
On the 5th (Sun), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, then contemplate the geological forces at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, and finally explore the world behind art at Rotorua Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Agrodome and then steep yourself in history at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rotorua custom trip planner.

Honolulu, USA to Rotorua is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Rotorua is 22 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in November; daily highs in Rotorua reach 68°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Waimangu Volcanic Valley
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Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Agrodome ©
Agrodome
Rotorua Museum ©
Rotorua Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Weta Cave, then take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition, and then examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Oriental Bay, take an in-depth tour of Wellington Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at ZEALANDIA Sanctuary.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Wellington vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Rotorua to Wellington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rotorua in November, you will find days in Wellington are little chillier (62°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Wellington Museum ©
Wellington Museum
Oriental Bay ©
Oriental Bay

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