10 days in New Zealand Itinerary

10 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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10 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Queenstown
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Christchurch
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Rotorua
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Auckland
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Manila, Luzon

1
night
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 22nd (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at Fear Factory Queenstown and then get your game on at Skyline Queenstown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, then do a tasting at Peregrine Wines, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Queenstown day trip planning app .

Manila, Philippines to Queenstown is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Philippines Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Queenstown

Fun & Games Outdoors Tours
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Spas

2
nights
Christchurch

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get around town with TranzAlpine Train and then examine the collection at International Antarctic Centre. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Christchurch Gondola, enjoy some diversion at Velocity Karts, then get engrossed in the history at Canterbury Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Christchurch trip planner.

You can fly from Queenstown to Christchurch in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Christchurch

Transportation Tours Museums
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Velocity Karts ©
Velocity Karts
Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
TranzAlpine Train ©
TranzAlpine Train

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Taupo (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Huka Falls Walkway, & more) and Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera). There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, do a tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery, and explore and take pictures at Te Puia.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rotorua trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Christchurch to Rotorua takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Christchurch in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Rotorua. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Taupo, Hobbiton Movie Set
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway

2
nights
Auckland

Auckland ©
The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): learn about all things military at Auckland War Memorial Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Devonport, then stop by Pauanesia, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Auckland trip builder site .

You can drive from Rotorua to Auckland in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Rotorua in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Auckland, with lows around 20°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Tours Museums Nature
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Wine Tours & Tastings

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