13 days in New Zealand Itinerary

13 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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13 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
+2
Fly + bus + taxi:  18​h 30​min
1
Te Anau
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Fox Glacier
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
4
Rotorua
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Waitomo Caves
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Routeburn Track and Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Milford Sound, look for all kinds of wild species at Ivan Wilson Park, and trek along The Chasm Walk.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Te Anau route builder app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Te Anau is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Trails
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound

2
nights
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 3rd (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then take in the exciting artwork at Silver Fern Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours and then have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Te Anau to Queenstown in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Outdoors Fun & Games
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Speed Boats Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Kiwi Birdlife Park ©
Kiwi Birdlife Park

2
nights
Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier ©
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fox Glacier, then take in the dramatic natural features at Franz Josef Glacier, and then trek along Terrace Walk. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Gillespies Beach and then explore the activities along Lake Matheson Walk.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Fox Glacier fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Fox Glacier takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Franz Josef
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Franz Josef Glacier ©
Franz Josef Glacier
Fox Glacier ©
Fox Glacier
Gillespies Beach ©
Gillespies Beach

1
night
Rotorua

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, then take in the natural beauty of Te Puia, then take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Lake Okareka Walkway and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rainbow Springs Nature Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rotorua trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Fox Glacier to Rotorua by combination of car and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. June in Rotorua sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Te Puia ©
Te Puia
Rainbow Springs Nature Park ©
Rainbow Springs Nature Park

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): stroll through Ruakuri Walk, then see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, and then Head underground at Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Waitomo Caves day trip app .

You can drive from Rotorua to Waitomo Caves in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 10th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Waitomo Glowworm Caves ©
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Ruakuri Walk ©
Ruakuri Walk

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