15 days in New Zealand Itinerary

15 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Queenstown
— 2 nights
2
Fox Glacier
— 3 nights
3
Rotorua
— 2 nights
4
Taupo
— 2 nights
5
Tongariro National Park
— 2 nights
6
Paihia
— 3 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, see Off-Road Tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Queenstown trip itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Queenstown is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Spas
Boat Tours & Water Sports

3
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Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier ©
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
On the 4th (Wed), kick back and relax at Gillespies Beach, view the masterpieces at ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fox Glacier South Side Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Across Country Quad Bikes, explore the striking landscape at Franz Josef Glacier, then hike along Moraine Walk, and finally hike along Fox Glacier Hiking Trails.

Planning Fox Glacier trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Fox Glacier takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Franz Josef
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Skydive Fox Glacier ©
Skydive Fox Glacier
Gillespies Beach ©
Gillespies Beach
Franz Josef Glacier ©
Franz Josef Glacier

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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.
On the 7th (Sat), take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, take in the natural beauty of Te Puia, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, then contemplate the geological forces at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rotorua road trip website.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Fox Glacier to Rotorua takes 11 hours. In November, daytime highs in Rotorua are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Taupo.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:
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Zipline
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Te Puia ©
Te Puia

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Taupo

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 9th (Mon): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, make a splash at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, and then trek along Huka Falls Walkway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Huka Prawn Park, shop like a local with Souvenir Outlet & Mountain Bike Hire, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally make a trip to Maori Rock Carvings.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Taupo online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Rotorua to Taupo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Tongariro National Park.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park ©
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
On the 11th (Wed), trek along Whakapapa Nature Walk, then capture your vacation like a pro with Mountain Air Scenic Flights Day Tour, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Te Porere Redoubt, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Mount Ruapehu. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Tama Lakes, take in the dramatic scenery at Tawhai Falls, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Taranaki Falls.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tongariro National Park trip itinerary app.

Drive from Taupo to Tongariro National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:
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Mountain Air Scenic Flights Day Tour ©
Mountain Air Scenic Flights Day Tour
Taranaki Falls ©
Taranaki Falls
Te Porere Redoubt ©
Te Porere Redoubt

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Paihia

Paihia ©
The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
On the 13th (Fri), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Waitangi Treaty Grounds, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paihia trip maker app.

Getting from Tongariro National Park to Paihia by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paihia

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Salt Air ©
Salt Air

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