16 days in Akaroa & Christchurch Itinerary

16 days in Akaroa & Christchurch Itinerary

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1
Akaroa
— 2 nights
2
Christchurch
— 13 nights

2
nights
Akaroa

The French heritage and colonial architecture of Akaroa has broad appeal to anthropologists, historians, architects--and just about anyone with an eye for beautiful, historical buildings and a palate for fine dining.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Peter's Anglican Church, take in nature's colorful creations at The Giants House, thenget engrossed in the history at Akaroa Museum, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Akaroa Lighthouse, look for gifts at Little River Gallery, thentake in nature's colorful creations at The Garden at French Farm, thenidentify plant and animal life at Hinewai Reserve, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Somers.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Akaroa trip itinerary site.

Christchurch to Akaroa is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. October in Akaroa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Christchurch.

Things to do in Akaroa

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Little River Gallery
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hinewai Reserve ©
Hinewai Reserve
The Giants House ©
The Giants House

13
nights
Christchurch

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Relax by the water at Leithfield Beach and Corsair Bay. Bring the kids along to Christchurch Botanic Gardens and International Antarctic Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Christchurch: Lake Lyndon (in Springfield), Geraldine (Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve & Geraldine Observatory) and Cave Stream Scenic Reserve (in Castle Hill). On the 24th (Sat), spend the day riding on TranzAlpine Train. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Canterbury Museum, explore the striking landscape at Sumner Beach (Cave Rock), take in the pleasant sights at Banks Peninsula, and kick back and relax at New Brighton Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Christchurch tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Akaroa to Christchurch in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Christchurch, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Christchurch

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Geraldine, South Island, Lake Lyndon, Leithfield Beach, Cave Stream Scenic Reserve
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Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum
International Antarctic Centre ©
International Antarctic Centre

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