11 days in Christchurch Itinerary

11 days in Christchurch Itinerary

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Christchurch

Garden City

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Christchurch trip tool.

Auckland to Christchurch is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Auckland in May, Christchurch is much colder at night with lows of 5°C. On the 1st (Sat), you're off to Christchurch.

Things to do in Christchurch

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
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Christchurch

— 10 nights

Garden City

Get out of town with these interesting Christchurch side-trips: Akaroa (The Giants House & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Ashburton Aviation Museum (in Ashburton) and Geraldine Observatory (in Geraldine). On the 1st (Sat), spend the day riding on TranzAlpine Train. Enjoy Christchurch some more: see the interesting displays at International Antarctic Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cardboard Cathedral, get to know the resident critters at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, and make a trip to 185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Christchurch road trip planning website.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Christchurch

Parks · Museums · Tours · Transportation

Side Trips

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