11 days in New Zealand Itinerary

11 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Auckland
— 1 day
2
Kerikeri
— 1 night
3
Whitianga
— 1 night
4
Rotorua
— Few hours
5
Taupo
— 2 nights
6
Tongariro National Park
— Few hours
7
Abel Tasman National Park
— 1 night
8
Wellington
— Few hours
9
Christchurch
— 1 night
10
Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
— 1 night
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Wanaka
— 1 night
12
Queenstown
— 1 night

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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.
On the 31st (Mon), enjoy the thrill of live dance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium and then don't miss a visit to SkyTower.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Auckland trip builder app.

Mumbai, India to Auckland is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 6.5 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in August: high temperatures in Auckland hover around 14°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Kerikeri.

Things to do in Auckland

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Nightlife
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

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night
Kerikeri

Kerikeri ©
Kerikeri, the largest town in Northland New Zealand, is a popular tourist destination about three hours drive north of Auckland, and 80 km north of the northern region's largest city, Whangarei. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St James Anglican Church and then steep yourself in history at Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kerikeri online itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Kerikeri takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Whitianga.

Things to do in Kerikeri

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your plan
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
St James Anglican Church ©
St James Anglican Church

1
night
Whitianga

Whitianga
Whitianga is a town on the Coromandel Peninsula, in the Waikato Region of New Zealand's North Island. Plan trip to Whitianga with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Kerikeri to Whitianga by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Whitianga can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 2nd (Wed), you're off to Rotorua.

Things to do in Whitianga

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rotorua trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Whitianga to Rotorua by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In September, daytime highs in Rotorua are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Taupo.

Things to do in Rotorua

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Zipline

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nights
Taupo

Great Cloak of Tia

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 3rd (Thu): look for gifts at Souvenir Outlet, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Huka Falls Walkway, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Taupo day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Taupo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for Tongariro National Park on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Boat Tours & Water Sports

few
hours
Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park ©
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
On the 4th (Fri), contemplate the geological forces at Mount Ruapehu.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Tongariro National Park route planner.

Traveling by car from Taupo to Tongariro National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Abel Tasman National Park.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Ruapehu ©
Mount Ruapehu

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Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park
Pristine blue water, immaculate white sand, and a thick, temperate rainforest make Abel Tasman National Park a natural jewel on the northern coast of Tasmania's South Island.
For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Abel Tasman National Park trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Tongariro National Park to Abel Tasman National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll set off for Wellington on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Abel Tasman National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

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hours
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.
On the 5th (Sat), go from sight to sight with Wellington Cable Car and then examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Wellington trip itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Abel Tasman National Park to Wellington. In September in Wellington, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums · Transportation · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car

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Christchurch

Christchurch ©

Garden City

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
On the 6th (Sun), get into the urban bustle at The Arts Centre and then admire the natural beauty at Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Christchurch road trip planning tool.

Getting from Wellington to Christchurch by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Wellington in September since evenings lows in Christchurch dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for the bus ride to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu).

Things to do in Christchurch

Parks · Nightlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens

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night

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): hit the slopes at Ski The Tasman.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) trip builder.

Getting from Christchurch to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for the bus ride to Wanaka.

Things to do in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Ski The Tasman ©
Ski The Tasman

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Wanaka

Wanaka
Situated on the shores of Lake Wanaka in the Otago region, Wanaka has become a popular ski and summer resort area, owing to its extensive views of the lake and its proximity to some of the best slopes in the country.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Wanaka journey builder website.

You can take a bus from Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) to Wanaka in 6 hours. On the 8th (Tue), you're off to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wanaka

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

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Queenstown

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown and then soothe aching muscles at Yoga. Nadi Wellness Centre.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Queenstown online trip builder.

Getting from Wanaka to Queenstown by bus takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Fun & Games · Spas
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Yoga. Nadi Wellness Centre ©
Yoga. Nadi Wellness Centre

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