25 days in New Zealand Itinerary

25 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Auckland
— 6 nights
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Wellington
— 5 nights
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Christchurch
— 5 nights
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Queenstown
— 8 nights

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Auckland

Auckland ©

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.
Auckland is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower, take a stroll through Devonport, head off the coast to Waiheke Island, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Auckland online road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Auckland is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in February, you will find days in Auckland are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). On the 8th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wellington.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Waiheke Island
Waiheke Island

5
nights
Wellington

Wellington

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.
Step out of Wellington with an excursion to Queen Charlotte Track in Picton--about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wellington Zoo, contemplate the long history of Wellington Cable Car, and admire the natural beauty at Wellington Botanic Garden.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Wellington visit planner.

Getting from Auckland to Wellington by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Auckland in February since evenings lows in Wellington dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car
ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary ©
ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary

5
nights
Christchurch

Christchurch ©

Garden City

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Venture out of the city with trips to Akaroa (Saint Peter's Anglican Church, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more). On the 15th (Mon), spend the day riding on TranzAlpine Train. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Christchurch Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Christchurch Gondola, examine the collection at Quake City, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cardboard Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Christchurch online trip maker.

Fly from Wellington to Christchurch in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Wellington in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Christchurch, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Christchurch

Tours · Transportation · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
TranzAlpine Train ©
TranzAlpine Train
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum

8
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Queenstown

Queenstown ©

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Get out of town with these interesting Queenstown side-trips: Cargo Brewery (in Gibbston), Te Anau (Milford Sound, The Chasm Walk, &more) and Milford Foreshore Walk (in Milford). On the 26th (Fri), hike the day away at Hollyford Track. And it doesn't end there: take an unforgettable tour with Southern Lakes Helicopters, take a memorable tour with Tours, learn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Queenstown online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Christchurch to Queenstown takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Southern Lakes Helicopters ©
Southern Lakes Helicopters

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