10 days in Agra, Coimbatore & New Zealand Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Delhi, Train to Agra
Agra, India
— 2 nights
Train to Gwalior Jn., Fly to Coimbatore
Coimbatore, India
— 1 night
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights


Agra, India — 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, and finally make a trip to Jahangir Mahal. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Marble Handicrafts Agra and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Agra trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Agra is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5.5 hours traveling from London to Agra. Traveling from London in December, you will find days in Agra are warmer (27°C), and nights are a bit warmer (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Coimbatore.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Coimbatore, India — 1 night

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Coimbatore holiday maker tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Coimbatore takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Agra, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Coimbatore, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Rotorua.
Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

Rotorua, New Zealand — 3 nights

Sulphur City

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
You've now added Rotofobia to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Taupo (Huka Falls Walkway & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours). Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, contemplate the long history of Te Puia, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and delve into the lush surroundings at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rotorua driving holiday planner.

Fly from Coimbatore to Rotorua in 22 hours. You'll lose 6.5 hours traveling from Coimbatore to Rotorua due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Coimbatore in December, expect Rotorua to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Auckland.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours
Side Trip
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Auckland, New Zealand — 2 nights

City of Sails

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.
On the 9th (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, then observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, then stop by Pauanesia, and finally don't miss a visit to Sky Tower.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Auckland online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Rotorua to Auckland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rotorua in December: highs in Auckland hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
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New Zealand travel guide

Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Hiking Trails
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.