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:  34​h 30​min
1
Auckland
— 1 night
2
Waitomo Caves
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Rotorua
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Auckland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Queenstown
— Few hours
bus:  3​h 30​min
6
Te Anau
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Milford Sound
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
8
Invercargill
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Queenstown
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Fox Glacier
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Queenstown
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Mt. Cook Village
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
13
Queenstown
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
14
Auckland
— Few hours
Fly:  20​h 15​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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Sky Tower and then admire all the interesting features of Viaduct Harbour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Auckland vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Mumbai, India to Auckland is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Auckland is 6 hours. When traveling from Mumbai in April, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Auckland: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks
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Sky Tower ©
Sky Tower
Viaduct Harbour ©
Viaduct Harbour

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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.
You've now added Hobbiton Movie Set to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): Head underground at Waitomo Glowworm Caves and then make a trip to Hobbiton Movie Set.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Waitomo Caves online trip planner .

You can drive from Auckland to Waitomo Caves in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Nature Parks

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes River Rafting & Tubing, Waiotapu Boardwalk/ Mud Pool and Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Rotorua trip planner .

You can drive from Waitomo Caves to Rotorua in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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nights
Auckland

Auckland ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Caretaker, Auckland City Tours and SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's. On the 3rd (Fri), go sightseeing with Auckland City Tours, then enjoy some music at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Caretaker.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Auckland trip maker website .

You can drive from Rotorua to Auckland in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Rotorua in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Auckland, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Auckland

Nightlife Tours Zoos & Aquariums
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Caretaker ©
Caretaker
Auckland City Tours ©
Auckland City Tours

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Queenstown

Queenstown
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Queenstown trip planner .

Fly from Auckland to Queenstown in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Nature Parks
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Lake Wakatipu
Lake Wakatipu

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 find out how to plan a trip to Te Anau, use our trip itinerary maker.

Take a bus from Queenstown to Te Anau in 3.5 hours. You'll set off for Milford Sound on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Te Anau

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take a tour by water with Cruise Milford and then see the interesting displays at Southern Discoveries - Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Milford Sound holiday planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Te Anau to Milford Sound. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Invercargill.

Things to do in Milford Sound

Tours Outdoors Museums
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1
night
Invercargill

Invercargill ©
Invercargill is the southernmost and westernmost city in New Zealand, and one of the southernmost cities in the world. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes E Hayes and Sons - The World's Fastest Indian as well as Southern Scenic Route.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Invercargill visit planner .

Traveling by car from Milford Sound to Invercargill takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Queenstown.

Things to do in Invercargill

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums
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1
night
Queenstown

Queenstown
For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Queenstown trip planner .

You can drive from Invercargill to Queenstown in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 7th (Tue), you're off toFox Glacier.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Parks
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day
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 Hokitika Gorge Walk as well as Glacier Country Kayaks. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Hokitika Gorge Walk, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fox Glacier, and then glide peacefully along the water with Glacier Country Kayaks.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fox Glacier tour planning app .

Drive from Queenstown to Fox Glacier in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Queenstown.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Glacier Country Kayaks, Hokitika Gorge Walk
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Fox Glacier ©
Fox Glacier
Glacier Country Kayaks ©
Glacier Country Kayaks
Hokitika Gorge Walk ©
Hokitika Gorge Walk

1
night
Queenstown

Queenstown
To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Queenstown online tour builder .

Getting from Fox Glacier to Queenstown by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You will leave for Mt. Cook Village on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Parks
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day
Mt. Cook Village

Mt. Cook Village ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blue Pools Track as well as Aoraki/Mt. Cook. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): hike along Blue Pools Track, get outside with Aoraki/Mt. Cook, then hike along Glencoe Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tekapo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Good Shepherd.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mt. Cook Village tour planner .

You can drive from Queenstown to Mt. Cook Village in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Mt. Cook Village

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Tekapo, Glencoe Walk, Blue Pools Track
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Aoraki/Mt. Cook ©
Aoraki/Mt. Cook
Lake Tekapo
Lake Tekapo
Church of the Good Shepherd ©
Church of the Good Shepherd

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nights
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Adrenaline & Extreme Tours as well as AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, then take a memorable tour with AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand, and then don't miss a visit to Queenstown Mall. On the next day, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

Start your trip to Queenstown by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Mt. Cook Village to Queenstown takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Zipline

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Auckland

Auckland
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Auckland trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

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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