15 days in New Zealand Itinerary

15 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Zealand trip planner
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Fly
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Auckland
— 3 nights
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Wellington
— 2 nights
Fly
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Queenstown
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Rotorua
— 2 nights
Fly
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Auckland
Drive
6
Devonport
— 3 nights
Drive to Auckland International Airport, Fly to Manila

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Auckland — 3 nights

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 next day, make a trip to SkyTower.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Auckland trip builder tool.

Manila, Philippines to Auckland is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 4 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Manila in September; daily highs in Auckland reach 15°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Wellington.
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Wellington — 2 nights

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old St Paul's, then take in nature's colorful creations at Wellington Botanic Garden, then contemplate the long history of Wellington Cable Car, and finally examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Plan a Wellington trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Wellington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Wellington when traveling from Auckland in September, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to fly to Queenstown.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Transportation
Side Trip
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Queenstown — 3 nights

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Coronet Peak and identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Park.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Queenstown road trip planning website.

Fly from Wellington to Queenstown in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Rotorua.
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Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature
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Rotorua — 2 nights

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.
On the 24th (Tue), take a memorable tour with Tours and then take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rotorua online journey planner.

You can fly from Queenstown to Rotorua in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Rotorua, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Auckland.
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Auckland

City of Sails

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Auckland journey app.

Fly from Rotorua to Auckland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rotorua in September, expect nights in Auckland to be somewhat warmer, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 15°C. You'll set off for Devonport on the 26th (Thu).
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Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
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Devonport — 3 nights

On the 27th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Orewa Beach, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then stroll around Mount Victoria Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Devonport Chocolates, then hike along Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, then stroll around Shakespear Regional Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheltenham Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Devonport vacation site.

Devonport is just a short distance from Auckland. In September, daily temperatures in Devonport can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.
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