10 days in New Zealand Itinerary

10 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Queenstown
— 2 nights
2
Taupo
— 2 nights
3
Rotorua
— 2 nights
4
Paihia
— 2 nights

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Queenstown

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): push the limits with an extreme tour, thenget a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Queenstown online road trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Queenstown is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 6.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Fun & Games
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Zipline

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Taupo

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): examine the collection at Taupo Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Maori Rock Carvings, and then push the limits with an extreme tour. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Huka Falls Walkway, thenget in on the family fun at Huka Prawn Park, thenget a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Taupo online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Taupo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Rotorua

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, witness a stunning natural landmark at Te Puia, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the geological forces at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rotorua trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Taupo to Rotorua takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Rotorua sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Zipline
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Te Puia ©
Te Puia

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Paihia

Paihia ©
The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
On the 15th (Fri), get in on the family fun at Action World, steep yourself in history at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paihia route app.

Getting from Rotorua to Paihia by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paihia

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Scuba & Snorkeling

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