From $2679* pp
New Zealand and Hawaii Vacation
12 days/10 nights
Highlights of New Zealand's North Island combined with 3 nights in Waikiki Beach
Don't miss this chance to experience two magnificent Pacific destinations in one trip. Enjoy 7 nights in New Zealand with car rental and hotel accommodations followed by a 3-night stay in Hawaii!
Day 1: LAX/SFO/SEA/PDF/PHX/SMF/LAS/SAN – Auckland | Board your morning flight to Honolulu where you catch a connecting flight to Auckland.
Day 2/4: Auckland | On arrival at Auckland airport, you will be transferred to Copthorne Auckland City hotel. In Auckland, you'll find the cosmopolitan vibrancy of New Zealand's largest city where, on the one hand, you have sophisticated shopping, restaurants and entertainment and, on the other, a harbor full of still-pristine islands and spectacular natural beauty.
Day 4/6: Rotorua | Pick-up your rental car at the downtown depo (just a short walk from your hotel) and drive to Rotorua for a 2–night stay. On your way you can make a detour to see the famous Waitomo caves and take a guided boat tour along underground rivers and caves that are illuminated by thousands of tiny glowworms. In Rotorua you will witness turbulent geothermal activity - geysers, mud pools and thermal springs, have the opportunity to experience fascinating Maori culture firsthand, and, if you're up to it, try some high-adrenaline fun, such as Zorb globe riding or Bungee jumping.
Day 6/7: Auckland | Drive back from Rotorua for an overnight stay in Auckland. Consider stopping by the Hobbiton movie set to see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle Earth.
Day 7/9 : Bay of Islands | You will be traveling 150 miles north to Paihia, a coastal town on the Bay of Islands. You can kick back on an outdoor deck at the Kingsgate Autolodge hotel and get a lovely view of the Pahlia Wharf, a turquoise inlet situated just 100 meters away. To fully experience the Bay of Islands, known for its stunning natural beauty, it's worth to take a boat tour. You can also explore the surrounding area. Visit Russell, a charming historic town in the Bay of Islands or head to the northernmost tip, Cape Reinga.
Day 9/12: Honolulu | On Day 9 drive back to Auckland, drop off your car at the Auckland International Airport and board your late night flight to Honolulu. Spend 3 nights in Honolulu, just a few blocks from the famous Waikiki beach, world-class shopping, fine dining, music and entertainment. Kick back and relax on the beach or explore the surrounding area.
Day 12: Honolulu – LAX/SFO/SEA/PDF/PHX/SMF/LAS/SAN: Catch an evening flight from Honolulu back to the mainland. Please note that you arrive home on the same date.
NOTE: This vacation is also available from JFK with a reversed itinerary (Hawaii first, then New Zealand). Please contact us for details and pricing.
Priced for the following Travel Dates
From 6/1/2013 thru 9/30/2013Other travel dates available for this package at a different price. Please call.
- International round-trip airfare from Los Angeles (LAX)
- Car rental in New Zealand (4-door sedan, automatic)
- 3 nights Copthorne Hotel Auckland City in a Standard Room
- 2 nights Copthorne Hotel Rotorua in a Standard Room
- 2 Nights Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands
- 3 nights at a 3-star hotel in Waikiki Beach, Honolulu in a Standard Room (The Shoreline Waikiki Hotel or similar)
- All taxes
OPTIONAL TOURS (not included in the itinerary, additional fees apply):
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(*) Published "from" package price is per person based on double occupancy and includes Economy Class round trip airfare from Los Angeles plus government fees and taxes. Package pricing is based on the lowest published promotional airfares and the lowest available hotel rates at time of publishing. The package price validity dates are indicated on each package page. Different seasonal supplements will apply to travel at different times of the year. Airfares require specific booking code seat availability, which is capacity controlled by the airline concerned, and travel restrictions apply. All airfares and flight schedules are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Fees for checked baggage may apply and vary by airline. For complete information, please visit the airline's Website. Due to currency exchange rate fluctuations, all land prices and taxes are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Package itinerary, availability and terms and conditions are subject to change at any time without prior notice. CST # 2098768-40