28 days in New Zealand Itinerary

28 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Franz Josef
— 2 nights
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Fox Glacier
— 13 nights
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Wanaka
— 1 night
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Queenstown
— 1 night
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Te Anau
— 2 nights
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Invercargill
— 3 nights
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Dunedin
— 1 night
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Christchurch
— 2 nights
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Picton
— Few hours
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Nelson
— Few hours

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Franz Josef

Franz Josef ©
Located in the World Heritage Site that is home to its eponymous glacier, the town of Franz Josef provides a comfortable and welcoming rest spot for adventurers after a long day out on the ice.
Your day by day itinerary now includes West Coast Wildlife Centre as well as Lake Mapourika. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tatare Tunnels Walk and Peters Pool Walk. It doesn't end there: hike along Callery Gorge Walk and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentinel Rock Walk.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Franz Josef trip planning site.

Westport to Franz Josef is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also drive. You'll set off for Fox Glacier on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Franz Josef

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
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Roberts Point Track ©
Roberts Point Track
Tatare Tunnels Walk ©
Tatare Tunnels Walk
Lake Mapourika ©
Lake Mapourika

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Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fox Glacier trip planner.

Fox Glacier is just a short distance from Franz Josef. On the 16th (Wed), you'll travel to Wanaka.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails
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Wanaka

Wanaka
Situated on the shores of Lake Wanaka in the Otago region, Wanaka has become a popular ski and summer resort area, owing to its extensive views of the lake and its proximity to some of the best slopes in the country.
To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Wanaka trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a bus from Fox Glacier to Wanaka in 5.5 hours. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wanaka

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails
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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.
You've added Minus 5° ICE BAR, Lake Wakatipu, iFLY Queenstown, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at CaddyShack City Mini Golf, have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Queenstown, then explore the activities along Lake Wakatipu, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Minus 5° ICE BAR.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Queenstown trip itinerary builder.

You can take a bus from Wanaka to Queenstown in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Nature · Fun & Games · Parks · Nightlife
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 18:
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Lake Wakatipu
Lake Wakatipu
iFLY Queenstown ©
iFLY Queenstown
Minus 5° ICE BAR ©
Minus 5° ICE BAR

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Te Anau Bird Sanctuary, then trot along with Westray Adventures - Horse Treks & Quad Tours, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirror Lakes Walk, identify plant and animal life at Milford sound Hwy, and then stroll through Gertrude Saddle.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Te Anau day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Queenstown to Te Anau takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Invercargill.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:
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Westray Adventures - Horse Treks & Quad Tours ©
Mirror Lakes Walk ©
Mirror Lakes Walk
Helicopter Tours

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Invercargill

Invercargill
Invercargill is the southernmost and westernmost city in New Zealand, and one of the southernmost cities in the world. To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Invercargill vacation planning website.

Getting from Te Anau to Invercargill by bus takes about 4 hours. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off to Dunedin.

Things to do in Invercargill

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

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Dunedin

Dunedin ©

Edinburgh of the South

With its history proudly stemming from the Scottish settlers who came here during the colonial era, Dunedin's streets are lined with well-preserved examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, while a new culture of nightlife and fine dining takes hold around them.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, then kick back and relax at Aramoana Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at First Church of Otago.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dunedin driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Invercargill to Dunedin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Christchurch.

Things to do in Dunedin

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 24:
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Orokonui Ecosanctuary ©
Orokonui Ecosanctuary
First Church of Otago ©
First Church of Otago
Aramoana Beach ©
Aramoana Beach

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Christchurch

Christchurch ©

Garden City

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
On the 25th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Fanfare - SCAPE Public Art, explore the striking landscape at Sumner Beach (Cave Rock), then pause for some photo ops at Bridge of Remembrance, and finally appreciate the history behind Britomart Monument. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pick up some local products at Christchurch Farmers' Market and then stop by Fire & Ice - Gemstone Jewellery Specialists.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Christchurch online day trip planner.

You can drive from Dunedin to Christchurch in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Picton.

Things to do in Christchurch

Shopping · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 27:
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Christchurch Farmers' Market ©
Christchurch Farmers' Market
Bridge of Remembrance ©
Bridge of Remembrance
Sumner Beach (Cave Rock) ©
Sumner Beach (Cave Rock)

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Picton

Picton ©

Gateway to the South Island

Take photo after stunning photo in Picton, the gateway to South Island.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary and then see the interesting displays at The National Whale Centre.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Picton trip planner.

Fly from Christchurch to Picton in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Christchurch in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Picton. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nelson.

Things to do in Picton

Wildlife · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary

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Nelson

Nelson

Top of the South

Put on your shades to enjoy the sights of Nelson, one of the sunniest cities in New Zealand.
To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nelson online day trip planner.

You can drive from Picton to Nelson in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 27th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Nelson

Outdoors · Tours · Wineries · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 28:

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