5 days in Auckland Region Itinerary

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— 2 nights
Waiheke Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Downtown Ferry Terminal Pier 2, Fly to New York City


Auckland — 2 nights

City of Sails

Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Manukau Heads Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Muriwai Gannet Colony, and then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Eden. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, explore the galleries of Howick Historical Village, then stop by Pauanesia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Auckland trip itinerary website.

New York City, USA to Auckland is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 17 hours. When traveling from New York City in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Auckland: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Waiheke Island.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Waiheke Island — 1 night

Island of Wine

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): look for gifts at Rangihoua Estate, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Wild on Waiheke, then learn about winemaking at Obsidian Vineyard, and finally do a tasting at Man O' War Vineyards.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Waiheke Island trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Auckland to Waiheke Island in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in December: highs in Waiheke Island hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games · Shopping
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Auckland Region travel guide

Observation Decks · Volcanos · Military Museums
As home to New Zealand's largest urban area, Auckland Region is by far the most populous in the country, despite its modest proportions. Its concentration of settlements makes it a region of culture, history, and cosmopolitan development, boasting a range of museums, buildings of interest, restaurants, and bars, many in the city of Auckland itself. As with all of New Zealand, you don't have to go far from the urban centers to experience wild and varied landscape on your Auckland holiday: from rugged coastal areas to lush native forests, you'll find stunning biodiversity and impressive geological features.