29 days in New Zealand, Canada & Japan Itinerary

29 days in New Zealand, Canada & Japan Itinerary

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Vancouver, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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Tokyo, Japan
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Kyoto, Japan
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Queenstown, New Zealand

— 4 nights

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: Te Anau (The Chasm Walk & Milford Sound). On the 14th (Thu), hike the day away at Hollyford Track. Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, explore the activities along Lake Wakatipu, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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Sydney, Australia to Queenstown is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Queenstown, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can fly to Wellington.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:

Wellington, New Zealand

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Wellington Museum, take a memorable ride with Wellington Cable Car, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. On the next day, ponder the world of politics at New Zealand Parliament, then admire the natural beauty at Wellington Botanic Garden, and then get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Wellington trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Wellington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Wellington can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Rotorua.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums · Parks · Tours · Transportation

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:

Rotorua, New Zealand

— 4 nights

Sulphur City

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rotorua: Taupo (Huka Prawn Park, Huka Falls Walkway, &more). The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore the striking landscape at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rotorua journey maker app.

Fly from Wellington to Rotorua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Wellington in April, you will find days in Rotorua are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 22:

Auckland, New Zealand

— 3 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.
On the 23rd (Sat), stroll around Auckland Domain, then get to know the resident critters at Auckland Zoo, and then make a trip to SkyTower. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at New Zealand Maritime Museum, examine the collection at Auckland Museum, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Auckland trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Rotorua to Auckland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rotorua in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Auckland. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Museums · Wineries · Tours
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Vancouver, Canada

— 3 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
On the 25th (Mon), spend a day ambling around Stanley Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Granville Island, snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vancouver journey planner.

Fly from Auckland to Vancouver in 16.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 20 hours. While traveling from Auckland, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Vancouver, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 8°C. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Toronto.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:

Toronto, Canada

— 3 nights

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Toronto is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, engage your brain at Ontario Science Centre, and stop by The Distillery District.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Toronto trip maker website.

Fly from Vancouver to Toronto in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vancouver to Toronto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in April, things will get a bit cooler in Toronto: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:

Montreal, Canada

— 2 nights

Quebec's Metropolis

Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): make a trip to Notre-Dame Basilica, learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Place des Arts. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, and then walk around Mount Royal Park.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Montreal road trip website.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to Montreal in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in April, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Tokyo.

Things to do in Montreal

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:

Tokyo, Japan

— 3 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Montreal to Tokyo in 15 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 14 hours. In May, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Montreal - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Spas
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Kyoto, Japan

— 4 nights
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Step out of Kyoto to go to Osaka and see Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, don't miss a visit to Gion, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Kyoto journey planning tool.

You can fly from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 6 — 10:

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.

Canada travel guide

4.6
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.

Japan travel guide

4.3
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.