Classic 10 Day North & South Island Highlights · Tour Overview · Day by Day Itinerary · Other Tours You Might Like. · Classic New Zealand Driving Tour · Classic. Day 1: Fly into Auckland and gear up for your road trip · Day2: The fun begins in Auckland · Day 3: Drive to Rotorua via Coromandel Peninsula · Day 4: Explore New. You will then spend 8 days traveling through the best spots on the South Island. The itinerary finishes in Queenstown, from where you can fly back to Auckland.