14 days in New Zealand & Uki Itinerary

14 days in New Zealand & Uki Itinerary

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Wellington, New Zealand
— 1 day
2
Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
— 1 night
3
Taupo, New Zealand
— 2 nights
4
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 2 nights
5
Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
6
Uki, Japan
— 2 nights
7
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 3 nights

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Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Wellington Zoo, get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition, and then examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Wellington itinerary builder site.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiport is Wellington International Airport. July in Wellington sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Tongariro National Park.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition
Wellington Zoo ©
Wellington Zoo

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Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

Tongariro National Park ©
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get impressive views of Mount Ruapehu, thentake in the pleasant sights at Mead's Wall, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Te Porere Redoubt, and finally stroll through Ridge Track.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tongariro National Park tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Tongariro National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Taupo.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Mount Ruapehu ©
Mount Ruapehu
Te Porere Redoubt ©
Te Porere Redoubt
Ridge Track ©
Ridge Track

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Taupo, New Zealand

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take in the natural beauty of Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley, and then admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Clay Break Taupo, thenfind something for the whole family at Huka Prawn Park, thenfind something for the whole family at Mind Junction, and finally look for gifts at Huka Honey Hive.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Taupo trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Tongariro National Park to Taupo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rotorua.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Clay Break Taupo ©
Clay Break Taupo

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Rotorua, New Zealand

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.
On the 21st (Tue), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, thendelve into the lush surroundings at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk, and finally appreciate the history behind Fred W Wylie Memorial Statue. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michael's Catholic Church, thentake in the natural beauty of Te Puia, thentake in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, and finally take in the natural beauty of Waikite Valley Thermal Pools.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rotorua trip itinerary website.

Getting from Taupo to Rotorua by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Zipline
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

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Auckland, New Zealand

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 23rd (Thu), enjoy a live performance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, thenstop by Pauanesia, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Auckland online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Auckland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Rotorua, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Auckland, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uki.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums Parks Nightlife
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

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Uki, Japan

Uki ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): make a trip to Umi no Pyramid, walk around Misumi Nishiko Park, thenkick back and relax at Okoshiki Beach, thendon't miss a visit to Nagabeta Undersea Road, and finally look for gifts at Shiranui Onsen. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Misumi Flower Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yatsushirogu, and then steep yourself in history at Ugadake Kofun.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Uki journey builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Auckland to Uki with the Route module. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in July: high temperatures in Uki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Uki

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Uto, Yatsushirogu
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Okoshiki Beach ©
Okoshiki Beach
Yatsushirogu ©
Yatsushirogu

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Queenstown, New Zealand

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 29th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Coronet Peak. The adventure continues: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, hit the slopes at The Remarkables Ski Area, have fun at Break One, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Queenstown travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Uki to Queenstown. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Winter Sports Nature
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
The Remarkables Ski Area ©
The Remarkables Ski Area
Coronet Peak ©
Coronet Peak

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