11 days in New Zealand Itinerary

11 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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11 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  25​h
1
Te Anau
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Rotorua
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Auckland
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Te Anau

Te Anau ©
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
On the 3rd (Tue), trek along Gertrude Saddle and then explore the activities along Milford Sound. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Te Anau, explore the activities along Doubtful Sound, and then take some stellar pictures from Te Anau Lion Lookout Point.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Te Anau online tour builder .

New Delhi, India to Te Anau is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from New Delhi to Te Anau, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Lake Te Anau ©
Lake Te Anau

2
nights
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Chard Farm Winery, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, and finally get your game on at Skyline Queenstown. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then do a tasting at Peregrine Wines.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Queenstown road trip website .

Take a bus from Te Anau to Queenstown in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Spas

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Rotorua side-trips: Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera) and Taupo (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Huka Falls Walkway, & more). There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, don't miss a visit to Amokura Glass, get interesting insight from Tours, and explore and take pictures at Te Puia.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rotorua trip maker website .

You can fly from Queenstown to Rotorua in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors Nature Tours

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.
On the 10th (Tue), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, brush up on your military savvy at Auckland War Memorial Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Auckland day trip planner .

Drive from Rotorua to Auckland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Rotorua in December, you will find days in Auckland are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). You'll set off for home on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Auckland

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

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