20 days in Rarotonga, Aitutaki & Auckland Itinerary

20 days in Rarotonga, Aitutaki & Auckland Itinerary

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Avarua, Cook Islands
— 7 nights
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Aitutaki, Cook Islands
— 3 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 8 nights

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Avarua, Cook Islands

Avarua ©
Avarua is known for shopping, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Muri Lagoon, stroll through Tikioki Marine Reserve, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Punanga Nui.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Avarua visit planner.

Newark, USA to Avarua is an approximately 19-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Newark to Avarua. While traveling from Newark, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Avarua, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Avarua

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Rarotonga, Muri, Arorangi, Titikaveka Beach, Natua Ukulele
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Muri Lagoon ©
Muri Lagoon
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Titikaveka Beach ©
Titikaveka Beach

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Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Aitutaki ©
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Aitutaki is known for nature, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore One Foot Island, take a memorable tour with Tours, head outdoors with Akaiami, and admire the natural beauty at Aitutaki Secret Garden.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Aitutaki itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Avarua to Aitutaki takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Aitutaki Lagoon ©
Aitutaki Lagoon
One Foot Island ©
One Foot Island
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Auckland, New Zealand

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Auckland: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Waiheke Island), Waterworks Walk (in Ngaruawahia) and Hamilton (Hamilton Gardens, Ruakura Berry Farm, &more). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower, see the interesting displays at New Zealand Maritime Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Transport and Technology.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Auckland trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Aitutaki to Auckland in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Aitutaki to Auckland is 22 hours. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Hamilton, Auckland Region, Wine Tours & Tastings, Stockade Hill, Waterworks Walk
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Hamilton Gardens ©
Hamilton Gardens

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