15 days in New Zealand Itinerary

15 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Auckland
— 1 night
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Rotorua
— 4 nights
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Taupo
— 2 nights
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Wellington
— 1 night
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Queenstown
— 3 nights
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Dunedin
— 1 night
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Christchurch
— 2 nights

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Auckland

Auckland ©

City of Sails

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.
On the 17th (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, admire the masterpieces at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, then stop by Pauanesia, and finally take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Auckland online trip builder.

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar to Auckland is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Myanmar Time (MMT) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 5.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Auckland can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

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Must see
SkyTower
4.4
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Military Museum
Auckland Museum
4.6

4
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Rotorua

Sulphur City

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'll discover tucked-away gems like Horseback Riding Tours and Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park. Take a break from Rotorua with a short trip to Hobbiton Movie Set in Hinuera, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Volcanic Hills Winery, steep yourself in history at Government Gardens, experience rural life at Agrodome, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rotorua online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Auckland to Rotorua takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Auckland in June since evenings lows in Rotorua dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Taupo.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Winery / Vineyard
Volcanic Hills Winery
4.6

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Taupo

Great Cloak of Tia

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and then make a splash at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Taupo, then look for gifts at Huka Honey Hive, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Taupo trip planner.

Drive from Rotorua to Taupo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
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Water Body
Lake Taupo
4.7
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Helicopter Tour
Helicopter Tours
4.7

1
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Wellington

Wellington

Harbour Capital

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.
On the 24th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Wellington Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Old St Paul's, ponder the world of politics at New Zealand Parliament, then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Wellington day trip tool.

You can fly from Taupo to Wellington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Wellington are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wellington

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Specialty Museum
Cable Car Museum
4.3
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Government Building
New Zealand Parliament
4.4

3
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Queenstown

Queenstown ©

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glenorchy-Queenstown Road and Nomad Safaris. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, trek along Queenstown Hill, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Queenstown trip site.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dunedin.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Adventure
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Spa
Spas
4.5

1
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Dunedin

Dunedin ©

Edinburgh of the South

With its history proudly stemming from the Scottish settlers who came here during the colonial era, Dunedin's streets are lined with well-preserved examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, while a new culture of nightlife and fine dining takes hold around them.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): engage your brain at Otago Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Dunedin Botanic Garden, then don't miss a visit to The World's Steepest Street, and finally take some stellar pictures from Signal Hill.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dunedin trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Queenstown to Dunedin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Christchurch.

Things to do in Dunedin

Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks
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Science Museum
Otago Museum
4.8
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Lookout
Signal Hill
4.5

2
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Christchurch

Christchurch ©

Garden City

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
On the 29th (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Christchurch Gondola, then learn about all things military at Air Force Museum of New Zealand, then examine the collection at Quake City, and finally let little ones run wild at Margaret Mahy Family Playground.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Christchurch travel site.

Getting from Dunedin to Christchurch by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In June in Christchurch, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Christchurch

Museums · Transportation · Fun & Games · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:
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Specialty Museum
Quake City
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Observation Deck
Christchurch Gondola
4.4

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