17 days in Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch Itinerary

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Christchurch
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Auckland — 5 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.
Dedicate the 16th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Sky Tower, stroll around Auckland Domain, head off the coast to Hauraki Gulf, and see the interesting displays at Auckland Museum.

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Hyderabad, India to Auckland is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Hyderabad to Auckland, you'll lose 6.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Hyderabad in January, plan for much colder days in Auckland, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Wellington.
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Wellington — 5 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 out of town with these interesting Wellington side-trips: Marlborough Sounds (in Picton) and Mount Stokes (in Kenepuru). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, take a stroll through Cuba Street, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wellington Zoo, and get engrossed in the history at Wellington Museum.

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You can fly from Auckland to Wellington in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Wellington when traveling from Auckland in January, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Christchurch.
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Christchurch — 4 nights

Garden City

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Christchurch: Akaroa (French Peak, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Christchurch Botanic Gardens, take in the pleasant sights at Banks Peninsula, enjoy breathtaking views from Christchurch Gondola, and examine the collection at International Antarctic Centre.

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You can fly from Wellington to Christchurch in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Wellington in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Christchurch, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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