6 days in Auckland, New Plymouth & Wellington Itinerary

6 days in Auckland, New Plymouth & Wellington Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Auckland
1
Auckland
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
New Plymouth
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Wellington
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Auckland

2
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.
For shopping fun, head to Devonport or Sculptureum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Auckland Museum and SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium. Explore Auckland's surroundings by going to Tawharanui Regional Park (in Warkworth), Piha Beach (in Piha) and Orewa Beach (in Orewa). It doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower and view the masterpieces at Kiwa Art.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Auckland trip planning tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Auckland. In December in Auckland, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to New Plymouth.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Tawharanui Regional Park, Piha Beach, Sculptureum, Orewa Beach, Kiwa Art
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Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Devonport ©
Devonport

1
night
New Plymouth

New Plymouth ©
Where other cities run, New Plymouth prefers to stroll.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): look for gifts at Giles Chocolatier, take in the exciting artwork at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre, thendon't miss a visit to Clock Tower, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Oakura Beach, and finally walk around Pukekura Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New Plymouth journey planner.

Getting from Auckland to New Plymouth by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in New Plymouth

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Oakura Beach
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Pukekura Park ©
Pukekura Park
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre ©
Giles Chocolatier ©
Giles Chocolatier

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.
On the 25th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at ZEALANDIA Sanctuary, admire the landmark architecture of Old St Paul's, thentake a memorable ride with Wellington Cable Car, thengo for a walk through Hapuka Estuary Walk, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Tonga Island Marine Reserve. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Maori Arts Gallery, thenexamine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Oriental Bay, and finally take a stroll through Cuba Street.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Wellington trip planner.

You can fly from New Plymouth to Wellington in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Hapuka Estuary Walk, Tonga Island Marine Reserve
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ZEALANDIA Sanctuary ©
ZEALANDIA Sanctuary
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car

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