15 days in New Zealand Itinerary

15 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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15 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  27 h
1
Auckland
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Milford
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Te Anau
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h 15 min
4
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Greymouth
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Christchurch
— 3 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: London

2
nights
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.
Auckland is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower, explore the activities along Devonport, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheltenham Beach, and look for gifts at Pauanesia.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Auckland trip itinerary builder app .

London, UK to Auckland is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from London to Auckland due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in February; daily highs in Auckland reach 26°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Milford.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cheltenham Beach
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Waiheke Island
Waiheke Island

1
night
Milford

Milford
For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Milford trip planner.

Milford is very close to Auckland. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 27th (Thu), you're off to Te Anau.

Things to do in Milford

Outdoors Parks Tours
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3
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.
Te Anau is known for nature, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Milford Sound, identify plant and animal life at Te Anau Bird Sanctuary, hike along The Chasm Walk, and take some stellar pictures from Te Anau Lion Lookout Point.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Te Anau holiday planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Milford to Te Anau. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Gunn
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Kepler Track ©
Kepler Track

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 2nd (Mon), contemplate the long history of Fallen Soldiers Memorial, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, do a tasting at Peregrine Wines, and then identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park.

You can plan Queenstown trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can take a bus from Te Anau to Queenstown in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Greymouth.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Fun & Games
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Zipline

1
night
Greymouth

Greymouth ©
Greymouth is the largest town in the West Coast region in the South Island of New Zealand, and the seat of the Grey District Council. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Monteith's Brewing Company, steep yourself in history at Shantytown Heritage Park, then look for gifts at Garth Wilson Jade, and finally make a trip to Brunner Mine Site Walk.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Greymouth day trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Queenstown to Greymouth. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Greymouth

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Shopping
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Shantytown Heritage Park ©
Shantytown Heritage Park
Brunner Mine Site Walk
Brunner Mine Site Walk
Monteith's Brewing Company ©
Monteith's Brewing Company

3
nights
Christchurch

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy the views from TranzAlpine Train, admire the natural beauty at Christchurch Botanic Gardens, and then appreciate the history behind Chalice Sculpture. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Christchurch Gondola, examine the collection at International Antarctic Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Canterbury Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Diminish and Ascend.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Christchurch trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Greymouth to Christchurch in 3.5 hours. In March in Christchurch, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Christchurch

Transportation Tours Museums
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 7:
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Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
TranzAlpine Train ©
TranzAlpine Train
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum

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