15 days in New Zealand Itinerary

15 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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15 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  50​h
1
Auckland
— 1 night
2
Waitomo Caves
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Rotorua
— 1 night
4
Auckland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Queenstown
— Few hours
bus:  3​h 30​min
6
Te Anau
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Milford Sound
— Few hours
bus:  6​h
8
Queenstown
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Mt. Cook Village
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
10
Christchurch
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
Punakaiki
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Fox Glacier
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
13
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
14
Auckland
— Few hours
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
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.
You've now added Caretaker to your itinerary. On the 30th (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Tower and then join in the after-dark buzz at Caretaker.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Auckland trip website .

Mumbai, India to Auckland is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Auckland is 6 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in April: highs in Auckland hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in Auckland

Nightlife
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Sky Tower ©
Sky Tower
Caretaker ©
Caretaker

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hobbiton Movie Set as well as Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): Head underground at Waitomo Glowworm Caves and then don't miss a visit to Hobbiton Movie Set.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Waitomo Caves trip builder website .

You can drive from Auckland to Waitomo Caves in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hobbiton Movie Set
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves ©
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set

1
night
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.
You've added River Rafting & Tubing, Te Puia, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, look for all kinds of wild species at Waiotapu Boardwalk/ Mud Pool, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Te Puia, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rotorua trip maker app .

Getting from Waitomo Caves to Rotorua by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Rotorua are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Waiotapu Boardwalk/ Mud Pool
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River Rafting & Tubing
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Te Puia ©
Te Puia

2
nights
Auckland

Auckland ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's as well as Auckland City Tours. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): gain interesting insight with Auckland City Tours and then enjoy some music at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Auckland trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Rotorua to Auckland in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rotorua in May since evenings lows in Auckland dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Auckland

Tours Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Auckland City Tours ©
Auckland City Tours

few
hours
Queenstown

Queenstown
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Queenstown online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Queenstown takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. On the 4th (Sat), you're off toTe Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Doubtful Sound.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Te Anau online road trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Queenstown to Te Anau takes 3.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for Milford Sound.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
The Chasm Walk ©
The Chasm Walk

few
hours
Milford Sound

Milford Sound ©
Carved by glaciers into a land of sheer cliffs, impressive waterfalls, and lush, meandering fjords, Milford Sound remains one of the most popular holiday destinations in New Zealand.
Cruise Milford has been added to your itinerary. On the 5th (Sun), take a tour by water with Cruise Milford and then contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Milford Sound trip builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Te Anau to Milford Sound. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Milford Sound

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Milford Sound
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Cruise Milford ©
Cruise Milford

1
night
Queenstown

Queenstown
For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a bus from Milford Sound to Queenstown in 6 hours. On the 6th (Mon), you're off toMt. Cook Village.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
day
Mt. Cook Village

Mt. Cook Village ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aoraki/Mt. Cook. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get outside with Aoraki/Mt. Cook, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tekapo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Good Shepherd.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Mt. Cook Village road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Mt. Cook Village takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Mt. Cook Village

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Tekapo
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Aoraki/Mt. Cook ©
Aoraki/Mt. Cook
Lake Tekapo
Lake Tekapo
Church of the Good Shepherd ©
Church of the Good Shepherd

2
nights
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 Tramway as well as Christchurch Gondola. On the 7th (Tue), go from sight to sight with Christchurch Gondola and then take a memorable ride with Christchurch Tramway.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Christchurch trip planner .

You can drive from Mt. Cook Village to Christchurch in 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Christchurch are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Punakaiki.

Things to do in Christchurch

Transportation Tours
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Christchurch Gondola ©
Christchurch Gondola
Christchurch Tramway ©
Christchurch Tramway

few
hours
Punakaiki

Punakaiki ©
Punakaiki is a small community on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, between Westport and Greymouth. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Punakaiki journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Christchurch to Punakaiki takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Punakaiki

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk ©

1
night
Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier ©
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glacier Country Kayaks. On the 9th (Thu), hike along Fox Glacier Hiking Trails, hike along Copland Track, and then glide peacefully along the water with Glacier Country Kayaks.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fox Glacier travel planner .

You can drive from Punakaiki to Fox Glacier in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Queenstown.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Glacier Country Kayaks
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Glacier Country Kayaks ©
Glacier Country Kayaks
Fox Glacier Hiking Trails ©
Fox Glacier Hiking Trails

2
nights
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Minus 5° ICE BAR, Paradise Ziplines and AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, get interesting insight from AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand, then take a memorable tour with Paradise Ziplines, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Minus 5° ICE BAR.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Queenstown road trip planning website .

Getting from Fox Glacier to Queenstown by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand ©
AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand
Paradise Ziplines ©
Paradise Ziplines

few
hours
Auckland

Auckland
For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Auckland trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Queenstown to Auckland by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. You will leave for home on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Auckland

Tours Outdoors Parks
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