14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Auckland
— 1 day
2
Rotorua
— 3 nights
3
Tongariro National Park
— 2 nights
4
Wellington
— 1 night
5
Queenstown
— 2 nights
6
Te Anau
— 4 nights

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get impressive views of Mount Eden, thenget engrossed in the history at Auckland Museum, and then make a trip to SkyTower.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Auckland trip itinerary planner.

Perth, Australia to Auckland is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Perth to Auckland due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Perth, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Auckland, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums Parks Nature
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Mount Eden ©
Mount Eden

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Taupo (Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley, Huka Falls Walkway, &more). And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, contemplate the long history of Te Puia, stroll through Lake Okareka Walkway, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lukes Anglican Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rotorua tour planner.

You can drive from Auckland to Rotorua in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Rotorua when traveling from Auckland in November, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tongariro National Park.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Taupo
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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Te Puia ©
Te Puia

2
nights
Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park ©
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): hike along Mounds Walk, stroll through Tongariro Alpine Crossing, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Taranaki Falls. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Silica Rapids Track, admire the sheer force of Tawhai Falls, thentrek along Whakapapa Nature Walk, thenstroll through Ridge Track, and finally make a trip to Mead's Wall.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tongariro National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Tongariro National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Taranaki Falls ©
Taranaki Falls
Silica Rapids Track ©
Silica Rapids Track

1
night
Wellington

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, take an in-depth tour of Wellington Museum, thengo from sight to sight with Wellington Cable Car, and finally admire the natural beauty at Wellington Botanic Garden.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Wellington trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tongariro National Park to Wellington takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wellington Botanic Garden
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Wellington Botanic Garden ©
Wellington Botanic Garden
Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car

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 3rd (Thu), make a trip to William Gilbert Rees Statue, tee off at Queenstown Golf Club, thenidentify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, and finally get your game on at Skyline Queenstown. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Fallen Soldiers Memorial, do a tasting at Chard Farm Winery, learn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Fear Factory Queenstown, and finally explore the activities along Lake Wakatipu.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Queenstown holiday builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Queenstown takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Kiwi Birdlife Park ©
Kiwi Birdlife Park
Lake Wakatipu
Lake Wakatipu

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bowen Falls in Milford Sound (about 1h 5 min away). Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring at Doubtful Sound. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Milford Sound, hike along Kepler Track, look for all kinds of wild species at Ivan Wilson Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Chasm Walk.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Te Anau travel route planning website.

Traveling by bus from Queenstown to Te Anau takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bowen Falls
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:
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Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Kepler Track ©
Kepler Track

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