10 days in New Zealand Itinerary

10 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Queenstown
— 3 nights
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Wellington
— 1 night
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Rotorua
— 2 nights
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Auckland
— 2 nights

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Queenstown

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Spas and Coronet Peak. Step out of the city life by going to The Remarkables Ski Area and Nomad Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Queenstown online trip itinerary planner.

Muscat, Oman to Queenstown is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Muscat to Queenstown. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports
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Spas
Nomad Safaris ©
Nomad Safaris
Coronet Peak ©
Coronet Peak

1
night
Wellington

Wellington

Harbour Capital

Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Wellington Museum, then get great views at Wellington Cable Car, then take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Wellington trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Queenstown to Wellington in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Wellington can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums · Historic Sites · Transportation
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition
Wellington Museum ©
Wellington Museum

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Rotorua

Rotorua ©

Sulphur City

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, identify plant and animal life at Redwoods Treewalk, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Te Puia, then identify plant and animal life at Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Wikitoria Maori Healing. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, then contemplate the geological forces at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rotorua trip planner.

You can fly from Wellington to Rotorua in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Rotorua, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

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

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Auckland

Auckland ©

City of Sails

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 9th (Sat): kick back and relax at Cheltenham Beach, then learn about all things military at Auckland Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, and finally take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Auckland road trip website.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Auckland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Rotorua in October, you will find days in Auckland are little chillier (17°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki ©
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

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