21 days in New Zealand & Singapore Itinerary

21 days in New Zealand & Singapore Itinerary

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21 days in New Zealand & Singapore Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  30​h
1
Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Paihia, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Warkworth, New Zealand
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Christchurch, New Zealand
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Greymouth, New Zealand
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
7
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 2 nights
8
Christchurch, New Zealand
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + ferry:  7​h 30​min
9
Wellington, New Zealand
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
10
Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Vancouver, Canada

2
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Manukau Heads Lighthouse, Sky Tower and Rangitoto Island. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Manukau Heads Lighthouse, step off the mainland to explore Rangitoto Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, kick back and relax at Takapuna Beach, then wander the streets of Ponsonby, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Orewa Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Bethells Beach, and then stop by Pauanesia.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Auckland online trip itinerary planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Auckland is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Auckland is 20 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in September, expect nights in Auckland to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Paihia.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Orewa Beach
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Orewa Beach ©
Orewa Beach
Bethells Beach ©
Bethells Beach
Ponsonby ©
Ponsonby

2
nights
Paihia, New Zealand

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Te Paki Sand Dunes, Cape Reinga Lighthouse Walk, Waitangi Treaty Grounds, and other attractions. Visiting Paihia Harbour and Manginangina Kauri Walk will get you outdoors.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paihia trip planner .

You can drive from Auckland to Paihia in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Warkworth.

Things to do in Paihia

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kerikeri, Russell, Te Paki Sand Dunes, Cape Reinga Lighthouse Walk
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Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour
Cape Reinga Lighthouse Walk ©
Cape Reinga Lighthouse Walk
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds

1
night
Warkworth, New Zealand

Warkworth
Warkworth is a town on the Northland Peninsula in the upper North Island of New Zealand. On the 30th (Mon), do a tasting at Foxes Island.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Warkworth trip planner .

You can drive from Paihia to Warkworth in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Warkworth are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Warkworth

Wineries

Side Trip

Foxes Island
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1
night
Rotorua, New Zealand

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hells Gate as well as Tamaki Maori Village. On the 1st (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Mt Maunganui Main Beach, witness a stunning natural landmark at Waiotapu Boardwalk/ Mud Pool, and then steep yourself in history at Tamaki Maori Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Hells Gate, learn about winemaking at Volcanic Hills Winery, and then identify plant and animal life at Redwoods Treewalk.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rotorua sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Warkworth to Rotorua in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Warkworth in October: highs in Rotorua hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hells Gate, Mt Maunganui Main Beach, Waiotapu Boardwalk/ Mud Pool
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Mt Maunganui Main Beach ©
Mt Maunganui Main Beach
Volcanic Hills Winery ©
Volcanic Hills Winery
Hells Gate ©
Hells Gate

1
night
Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Christchurch trip planning site .

Getting from Rotorua to Christchurch by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Rotorua in October, Christchurch is a bit cooler at night with lows of 6°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll travel to Greymouth.

Things to do in Christchurch

Tours Outdoors Parks
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1
night
Greymouth, New Zealand

Greymouth ©
Greymouth is the largest town in the West Coast region in the South Island of New Zealand, and the seat of the Grey District Council. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glacier Hot Pools as well as Franz Josef Glacier. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): look for gifts at Shades Of Jade, then take in the dramatic natural features at Franz Josef Glacier, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Glacier Hot Pools.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Greymouth trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Christchurch to Greymouth takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Greymouth

Parks Spas Trails

Side Trip

Franz Josef
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Franz Josef Glacier ©
Franz Josef Glacier
Shades Of Jade ©
Shades Of Jade

2
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aoraki Mount Cook National Park Visitor Centre as well as awesomeNZ Milford Sound Day Tour. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): catch all the local highlights with awesomeNZ Milford Sound Day Tour and then get all the information you need at Aoraki Mount Cook National Park Visitor Centre.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Queenstown trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Greymouth to Queenstown. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours

Side Trip

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park Visitor Centre
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1
night
Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch
To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Christchurch online trip builder .

Getting from Queenstown to Christchurch by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for Wellington on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Christchurch

Tours Outdoors Parks
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night
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take a memorable ride with Wellington Cable Car.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Wellington road trip tool .

You can fly from Christchurch to Wellington in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Christchurch in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Wellington. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Wellington

Transportation Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

C'est Cheese, Poppies Martinborough
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Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car
National War Memorial ©
National War Memorial
Poppies Martinborough ©
Poppies Martinborough

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Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Battlebox, ION Orchard, Singapore River Cruise, and other attractions you added. Head to Clarke Quay and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sandsfor plenty of shopping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Helix Bridge and City Scoot. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Chinatown, identify plant and animal life at MacRitchie Nature Trail, hunt for treasures at Maxwell Food Centre, and kick back and relax at East Coast Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Singapore trip builder .

You can fly from Wellington to Singapore in 16 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Wellington to Singapore due to the time zone difference. In October, Singapore is warmer than Wellington - with highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Shopping Parks Outdoors
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City Scoot ©
City Scoot
Battlebox ©
Battlebox
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

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