6 days in North Island Itinerary

6 days in North Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Island itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

6 days in North Island Itinerary

Start: Auckland
1
Auckland
— 1 day
2
Auckland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Taupo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Whanganui
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Wellington
— 1 night
End: Wellington

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Devonport, examine the collection at Auckland War Memorial Museum, then look for gifts at Pauanesia, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Auckland online itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Auckland International Airport and Hamilton International Airport. January in Auckland sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Devonport ©
Devonport

2
nights
Auckland

Auckland ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get impressive views of Mount Eden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a stroll along the water at Viaduct Harbour, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, and then kick back and relax at Cheltenham Beach.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Auckland fast, fun, and easy.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trip

Cheltenham Beach
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Viaduct Harbour ©
Viaduct Harbour
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium
Mount Eden ©
Mount Eden

1
night
Taupo

Taupo
The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Taupo trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Auckland to Taupo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for Whanganui on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:

1
night
Whanganui

Whanganui ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): make a trip to Durie Hill Elevator & Elevator Tower, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bason Botanic Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Wanganui Winter Garden, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Virginia Lake. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from War Memorial Tower and then contemplate the waterfront views at Whanganui River.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Whanganui journey planner .

You can drive from Taupo to Whanganui in 3.5 hours. In January in Whanganui, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Whanganui

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Lake ©
Virginia Lake
Bason Botanic Gardens ©
Bason Botanic Gardens
Whanganui River ©
Whanganui River

1
night
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 10th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Wellington Botanic Garden and then examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

To plan Wellington vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Whanganui to Wellington in 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Whanganui in January since evenings lows in Wellington dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Museums

Side Trip

Wellington Botanic Garden
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Wellington Botanic Garden ©
Wellington Botanic Garden

Similar Plans

10 days in North Island BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND January, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in North Island BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in North Island BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, kids, culture, beaches, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, kids, culture, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in North Island BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in North Island BY A USER FROM CHINA February, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in North Island BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in North Island BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in North Island BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in North Island BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in North Island BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in North Island BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in North Island BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans