First stop: Auckland
Next up: Tongariro National Park
Rotorua and Redwoods Forest
Hobbiton and Mount Maunganui
Final Destination: Paihia
Layover in San Francisco
Sadly, our time was ending in New Zealand and we had to fly back home. As I mentioned earlier, we decided to spend the day in San Francisco to break up flight times. My family and I had stopped checking luggage with airlines years before this vacation, so the question arose, what do we do with our luggage for the day in San Francisco? We didn’t want to lug around our backpacks and carry-on bags around the city and most if not all airports no longer have lockers to store luggage in. Luckily, San Francisco airport has a company where you can leave your luggage with them and pick it up just before your flight. That went very smoothly and we were off to explore the city.
I can’t wait to go back to New Zealand and visit the South Island!
I'm a long distance runner with a goal of running a half marathon in all 50 states in the US. I also love to travel so I travel to other places when I'm not running races. Half the fun is planning where I'm going to go next! View all posts by runningtotravel