24 days in New Zealand Itinerary

24 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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24 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
Te Anau
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Queenstown
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Fox Glacier
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Wellington
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Rotorua
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Waitomo Caves
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h
7
Paihia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Auckland
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

3
nights
Te Anau

Te Anau ©
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
Take a break from Te Anau with a short trip to Milford Foreshore Walk in Milford, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Milford Sound, look for all kinds of wild species at Doubtful Sound, hike along Gertrude Saddle, and stroll through Hollyford Track.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Te Anau road trip tool .

Bengaluru, India to Te Anau is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hollyford Track, Milford Foreshore Walk
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track

3
nights
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
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, adventure, wildlife, nature, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, do a tasting at Peregrine Wines, hit the slopes at Coronet Peak, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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You can take a bus from Te Anau to Queenstown in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Coronet Peak ©
Coronet Peak
Spas

3
nights
Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier ©
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
Fox Glacier is known for nature, trails, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Fox Glacier, take in the dramatic natural features at Franz Josef Glacier, enjoy the sand and surf at Gillespies Beach, and hike along Moraine Walk.

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Traveling by car from Queenstown to Fox Glacier takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Franz Josef Glacier, Hooker Valley Track
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Fox Glacier ©
Fox Glacier
Gillespies Beach ©
Gillespies Beach
Franz Josef Glacier ©
Franz Josef Glacier

1
night
Wellington

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 3rd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition and then see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at New Zealand Parliament, take in nature's colorful creations at Wellington Botanic Garden, then take a memorable ride with Wellington Cable Car, then take in the pleasant sights at Hapuka Estuary Walk, and finally head outdoors with Great Alpine Highway.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Wellington driving holiday site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Fox Glacier to Wellington takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. November in Wellington sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Wellington Botanic Garden
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The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition
Wellington Botanic Garden ©
Wellington Botanic Garden

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Rotorua side-trips: Taupo (Maori Rock Carvings, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, & more) and Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera). There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, don't miss a visit to Te Puia, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and learn about winemaking at Volcanic Hills Winery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rotorua holiday planning site .

You can fly from Wellington to Rotorua in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Taupo, Hobbiton Movie Set
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway

2
nights
Waitomo Caves

Head deep beneath the surface of the earth at Waitomo Caves, a village and cave system that draws both extreme sports enthusiasts and those wanting something a little more relaxed.
On the 8th (Fri), Head underground at Waitomo Glowworm Caves, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ruakuri Cave, and finally trek along Ruakuri Walk. On your second day here, Head underground at Caveworld, then get outside with Waitomo Clay Birds, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Waitomo Caves vacation builder site .

Getting from Rotorua to Waitomo Caves by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Outdoors Tours Parks
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River Rafting & Tubing
Waitomo Glowworm Caves ©
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Ruakuri Walk ©
Ruakuri Walk

3
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tapeka Point Track in Russell (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and play a few rounds at Waitangi Golf Club.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paihia trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Waitomo Caves to Paihia in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Paihia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tapeka Point Track, KeriKeri New Zealand
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour
Waitangi Golf Club ©
Waitangi Golf Club

3
nights
Auckland

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.
On the 13th (Wed), explore the activities along Devonport, take an in-depth tour of Auckland War Memorial Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Auckland Zoo and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

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Traveling by car from Paihia to Auckland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 15th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Wine Tours & Tastings

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