Hello fellow travelers!
Unfortunately, we have only 5 days in NZ and we will be traveling southbound to Wellington on a rental car. Below is the itinerary I arbitrarily planned out with some help, but I'm having doubts whether to skip the Mount and head straight to Rotorua to spend the night after driving around Thames/Coromandel. We are are intending on getting up at the crack of dawn to enjoy some of the places the different cities have to offer.
3-Thames/Coromandel/Mount or Rotorua (overnight stay)???!
4-Rotorua/Taupo (overnight stay)
5-Martinborough/Wellington flight back to Auckland late for an early morning flight
I know this a very aggressive itinerary, but we want to see as much as we can on our trip to NZ.
Your suggestions will be appreciated.