Griffith Observatory

17 Day Suggested Itinerary

Los Angeles, Cook Islands and Auckland Multi Centre

There is no holiday complete without a mixture of cosmopolitan cities and picturesque beaches and this suggested itinerary is no different. Begin your holiday in Los Angeles, known as the City of Angels, where you can spend your time walking down Hollywood Boulevard admiring the stars on the Walk of Fame. Spend a day at Universal Studios, a place where thrill seekers can mix an adrenaline rush with interactive movie sets. Next stop on your trip is the quintessential paradise trip with 10 nights on the Cook Islands. With five nights on both Aitutaki and Rarotonga, your time can be spent relaxing by the white sand beaches, taking cruises around the magnificent lagoons, snorkelling around local corals with the abundance of marine life. Auckland is your next stop. Make sure to spending time wandering some of the many local markets, browsing the many stalls to find those perfect souvenirs to bring back home.  For nature lovers, take a trip out out to Waitakere Ranges, home to lush wilderness forests and walking trails range.

Sample Itinerary Summary

We can tailor any part of this itinerary or create a new one just for you.

Duration
17 days
Guide Price
£5,119 per person
Price based on
Departures in November 19. Flights with Air New Zealand from London Heathrow. 3 nights room only in Los Angeles, 5 nights Pacific Resort, Aitutaki, 5 nights Pacific Resort Rarotonga, bed & breakfast, 3 nights Auckland hotel, room only.
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
Included
  • International flights
  • Transfers
  • 16 nights accommodation
  • Aitutaki Punarei Cultural Tour
  • Wine on Waiheke Tour
Not included
  • Meals unless mentioned

Itinerary Breakdown

From the moment you land into Los Angeles International Airport, you will see that Los Angeles really does have it all. From the beautiful beaches in Santa Monica, theme parks in Anaheim to the iconic sights in Hollywood you will have no shortage of things to do with your 2 full days in the 'City of Angels'.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Millennium Bitmore Hotel or similar

After your overnight flight from Los Angeles, you will be transferred to your hotel where you will be spending the next 5 nights. Included is a Punarei Cultural Tour. During this tour you will be taken to a local village where you will be able to learn the history of the islands and their culture, followed by a traditional island feast. Over the next few days you will have the opportunity to take part in may different activities on the island. Why not try your hand at fishing, the waters are teaming with various fish. If you are lucky enough to catch any fish, your catch can be delivered to your hotel to be enjoyed for dinner. 

Overnight Accommodation

  • Pacific Resort Aitutaki or similar

Just a short hop over from Aitutaki and you will touch down on the circular island of Rarotonga which will be your home for the next five nights. This mountainous island, rich with it's history, is inviting to tourists with its beautiful blue lagoon teaming with colourful marine life. Known also for it's beautiful scenery, it is worth exploring the island by foot (takes approximately four hours) to see the hidden beauties like Wigmore's Waterfall.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Pacific Resort Rarotonga or similar

After spending the last 10 days in paradise, you now have three nights to experience the city life of Auckland. Where ever you are in the city you will always be within half an hours journey from picturesque beaches, hiking trails and some of the finest restaurants. Take visit to the harbour, home to restaurants, glorious views and plenty of shopping opportunities. 

Overnight Accommodation

  • Pullman Auckland or similar
  • Los Angeles

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Relax along 75 miles of sunny coastline
    • Meet Mickey Mouse at the original Disneyland
    • Ride the Ferris wheel on Santa Monica Pier
  • Rarotonga

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Trek from north to south in just 4 hours
    • Beautiful from above, take a flight over the island
    • Rich in history, listen for the daily chants from the churches
  • Aitutaki

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Surrounded by powder white sand and crystal clear waters
    • Island hopping around the 22 motu's, perfect for snorkelling
    • Take a visit to the local markets and purchase some souvenirs
  • Auckland

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Cruise to Waiheke Island for its excellent wineries
    • Visit the iconic Sky Tower for beautiful panoramic views
    • Explore some the finest restaurants by the harbour