17 days in Auckland Region Itinerary

17 days in Auckland Region Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  16 h 45 min
1
Waiheke Island
— 5 nights
Travel:  4 h
2
Great Barrier Island
— 1 night
Travel:  4 h
3
Warkworth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Auckland
— 6 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: San Francisco

5
nights
Waiheke Island

Head to Waiheke Island, a place of white sandy beaches, palm trees, great wine, and relaxation, just 35 minutes off the coast of Auckland.
Waiheke Island is known for adventure, wineries, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in nature's colorful creations at Sacred Blessing Sanctuary Gardens, learn about winemaking at Peacock Sky Vineyard, and sample the tasty concoctions at Wild on Waiheke.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Waiheke Island online trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Waiheke Island is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Waiheke Island is 20 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in August; daily highs in Waiheke Island reach 59°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Great Barrier Island.

Things to do in Waiheke Island

Wineries Tours Wildlife
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Connells Bay Sculpture Park ©
Connells Bay Sculpture Park
Stonyridge Vineyard ©
Stonyridge Vineyard

1
night
Great Barrier Island

Great Barrier Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Glenfern Sanctuary and then hike along Aotea Track.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Great Barrier Island trip itinerary maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Waiheke Island to Great Barrier Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Warkworth.

Things to do in Great Barrier Island

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glenfern Sanctuary ©
Glenfern Sanctuary

2
nights
Warkworth

Warkworth ©
Warkworth is a town on the Northland Peninsula in the upper North Island of New Zealand. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Tawharanui Regional Park and then don't miss a visit to Matakana Village. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Couldrey House & Garden, then enjoy the sand and surf at Orewa Beach, and then have some family-friendly fun at Snowplanet.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Warkworth online trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Barrier Island to Warkworth. August in Warkworth sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Warkworth

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Snowplanet, Couldrey House & Garden, Matakana Village, Orewa Beach
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Tawharanui Regional Park ©
Tawharanui Regional Park
Matakana Village ©
Matakana Village
Snowplanet ©
Snowplanet

6
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 nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower, get impressive views of Mount Eden, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and learn about all things military at Auckland Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Auckland online travel route planner.

Drive from Warkworth to Auckland in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Auckland can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

The Vault
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

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