14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
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Christchurch
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Lake Tekapo
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Mt. Cook Village
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Queenstown
— 2 nights
drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Te Anau
— 1 night
drive:  3​h
6
Wanaka
— 6 nights
drive:  4​h
7
Franz Josef
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Hokitika
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Christchurch
— 1 night
End: Christchurch

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Christchurch

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Christchurch Gondola as well as Christchurch Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Christchurch trip itinerary website .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Christchurch International Airport. In July in Christchurch, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lake Tekapo.

Things to do in Christchurch

Transportation Historic Sites
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Christchurch Gondola ©
Christchurch Gondola
Christchurch Cathedral ©
Christchurch Cathedral

1
night
Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo ©
Located in a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve, Lake Tekapo offers evenings of stargazing and days of long walks.
You've now added Tekapo Springs to your itinerary.

For more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Lake Tekapo trip planner.

Getting from Christchurch to Lake Tekapo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mt. Cook Village.

Things to do in Lake Tekapo

Spas Nature Parks
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Church of the Good Shepherd ©
Church of the Good Shepherd
Lake Tekapo
Lake Tekapo
Tekapo Springs ©
Tekapo Springs

1
night
Mt. Cook Village

Mt. Cook Village ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Pukaki.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mt. Cook Village planner .

Traveling by car from Lake Tekapo to Mt. Cook Village takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Mt. Cook Village

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hooker Valley Track, Lake Pukaki
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Hooker Valley Track ©
Hooker Valley Track
Lake Pukaki ©
Lake Pukaki

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises as well as Skyline Queenstown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): get your game on at Skyline Queenstown and then admire all the interesting features of Arrowtown Chinese Settlement.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Queenstown trip itinerary site .

Drive from Mt. Cook Village to Queenstown in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for the bus ride to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Fun & Games

Side Trips

Arrowtown Chinese Settlement, Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Arrowtown Chinese Settlement ©
Arrowtown Chinese Settlement

1
night
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.
To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Te Anau road trip website .

Getting from Queenstown to Te Anau by bus takes about 3.5 hours. You'll set off for Wanaka on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Te Anau

Outdoors Tours Parks
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nights
Wanaka

Wanaka ©
Situated on the shores of Lake Wanaka in the Otago region, Wanaka has become a popular ski and summer resort area, owing to its extensive views of the lake and its proximity to some of the best slopes in the country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Puzzling World, Treble Cone and Roys Peak Track.

Plan trip to Wanaka with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a bus from Te Anau to Wanaka in 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Franz Josef.

Things to do in Wanaka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Treble Cone
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Roys Peak Track ©
Roys Peak Track
Treble Cone ©
Treble Cone
Puzzling World ©
Puzzling World

1
night
Franz Josef

Franz Josef ©
Located in the World Heritage Site that is home to its eponymous glacier, the town of Franz Josef provides a comfortable and welcoming rest spot for adventurers after a long day out on the ice.
Fox Glacier has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fox Glacier and then trek along Franz Josef Glacier.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Franz Josef online holiday maker .

Traveling by bus from Wanaka to Franz Josef takes 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hokitika.

Things to do in Franz Josef

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Fox Glacier
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Franz Josef Glacier ©
Franz Josef Glacier
Fox Glacier ©
Fox Glacier

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hours
Hokitika

Hokitika ©
Hokitika is a township in the West Coast region of New Zealand's South Island, 40km south of Greymouth, and close to the mouth of the Hokitika River. You've now added Hokitika Gorge Walk to your itinerary.

For maps and other tourist information, read Hokitika online trip planner .

You can drive from Franz Josef to Hokitika in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Hokitika

Parks Wildlife
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Hokitika Gorge Walk ©
Hokitika Gorge Walk

1
night
Christchurch

Christchurch
To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Christchurch journey planner.

You can fly from Hokitika to Christchurch in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 20th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Christchurch

Tours Outdoors Parks
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