13 days in New Zealand Itinerary

13 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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1
Auckland
— 2 nights
2
Waitomo Caves
— 2 nights
3
Dunedin
— 1 night
4
Queenstown
— 2 nights
5
Christchurch
— 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Rotoroa Island and Kawakawa Bay. Explore Auckland's surroundings by going to Warkworth (Snells Beach, Parry Kauri Park, &more). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Twin Coast Discovery Highway, discover the deep blue sea with Dive Jamanta, enjoy the sand and surf at Browns Bay Beach, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brothers Beer.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Auckland travel route planner.

Guwahati, India to Auckland is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Guwahati to Auckland, you'll lose 6.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Guwahati in February, expect nights in Auckland to be a bit warmer, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Warkworth, Browns Bay Beach, Rotoroa Island
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Rotoroa Island ©
Rotoroa Island
Snells Beach ©
Snells Beach
Parry Kauri Park
Parry Kauri Park

2
nights
Waitomo Caves

Waitomo Caves ©
Head deep beneath the surface of the earth at Waitomo Caves, a village and cave system that draws both extreme sports enthusiasts and those wanting something a little more relaxed.
On the 7th (Sun), hike along Ruakuri Walk, Head underground at Footwhistle Glowworm Cave, Head underground at Caveworld, then admire the sheer force of Marakopa Falls, then explore the fascinating underground world of Piripiri Cave Walk, and finally take in the views from Mangapohue Natural Bridge Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, then don't miss a visit to Sir Colin Meads Statue, and then experience rural life at Waitomo Big Bird & Miniature Animal Petting Farm.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Waitomo Caves online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Auckland to Waitomo Caves by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dunedin.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sir Colin Meads Statue, Waitomo Big Bird & Miniature Animal Petting Farm, Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari
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Footwhistle Glowworm Cave ©
Footwhistle Glowworm Cave
Caveworld ©
Caveworld
Ruakuri Walk ©
Ruakuri Walk

1
night
Dunedin

With its history proudly stemming from the Scottish settlers who came here during the colonial era, Dunedin's streets are lined with well-preserved examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, while a new culture of nightlife and fine dining takes hold around them.
On the 9th (Tue), kick back and relax at St Clair Beach, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then get great views at Signal Hill.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dunedin route website.

You can fly from Waitomo Caves to Dunedin in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Queenstown.

Things to do in Dunedin

Tours · Outdoors · Beaches
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Walking tours
Signal Hill ©
Signal Hill
St Clair Beach ©
St Clair Beach

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.
On the 10th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Little Paradise Dream Garden, explore the activities along Moke Lake, then stroll through Queenstown Trail, and finally walk around Village Green. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ben Lomond Track, try to win big at SkyCity Queenstown Casino, then play a few rounds at Jacks Point Golf Course Queenstown, then tour the depths of the sea with Hydro Attack, and finally test your team's savvy at Escape Quest Queenstown.

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Traveling by car from Dunedin to Queenstown takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Little Paradise Dream Garden
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Queenstown Trail ©
Queenstown Trail
Ben Lomond Track ©
Ben Lomond Track
Escape Quest Queenstown ©
Escape Quest Queenstown

3
nights
Christchurch

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Explore hidden gems such as Ballooning Canterbury - Hot Air Balloon Rides and Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial. On the 13th (Sat), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Hills, enjoy the sand and surf at Corsair Bay, explore and take pictures at Riccarton House & Bush, and appreciate the history behind Chalice Sculpture.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Christchurch travel route builder website.

Getting from Queenstown to Christchurch by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Christchurch are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Christchurch

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Ballooning Canterbury - Hot Air Balloon Rides
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Ballooning Canterbury - Hot Air Balloon Rides ©
River Rafting & Tubing
Port Hills ©
Port Hills

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