29 days in New Zealand Itinerary

29 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Queenstown
— 4 nights
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Te Anau
— 4 nights
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Wellington
— 1 night
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Tongariro National Park
— 4 nights
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Taupo
— 4 nights
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Rotorua
— 3 nights
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Waitomo Caves
— 2 nights
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Paihia
— 3 nights
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Auckland
— 1 night

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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.
On the 17th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Coronet Peak. The adventure continues: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Nomad Safaris, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Queenstown trip simple and quick.

Warsaw, Poland to Queenstown is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Warsaw to Queenstown, you'll lose 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 18:
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Spas
Lake Wakatipu
Lake Wakatipu

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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.
Step out of Te Anau to go to Milford Sound and see Bowen Falls, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring at Doubtful Sound. On the 22nd (Mon), hike the day away at Kepler Track. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound, hike along The Chasm Walk, explore the fascinating underground world of Te Anau Glowworm Caves, and take an unforgettable tour with Southern Lakes Helicopters.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Te Anau road trip tool.

Traveling by bus from Queenstown to Te Anau takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Southern Lakes Helicopters ©
Southern Lakes Helicopters

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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.
On the 23rd (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at New Zealand Parliament, contemplate the long history of Old St Paul's, then get engrossed in the history at Wellington Museum, then catch a ride on Wellington Cable Car, and finally examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Wellington holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Te Anau to Wellington takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In February in Wellington, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tongariro National Park.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums · Historic Sites · Transportation
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 23:
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car
New Zealand Parliament ©
New Zealand Parliament

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Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park ©
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
On the 24th (Wed), hike the day away at Tongariro Alpine Crossing. On the 25th (Thu), hike the day away at Horsemtrails. Next up on the itinerary: hit the best photo ops around with Mountain Air Scenic Flights Day Tour, trek along Whakapapa Nature Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ridge Track, and take in the pleasant sights at Mead's Wall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tongariro National Park online holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Tongariro National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Taupo.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 27:
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Mountain Air Scenic Flights Day Tour ©
Mountain Air Scenic Flights Day Tour
Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Horsemtrails ©
Horsemtrails

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Taupo

Great Cloak of Tia

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Taupo is known for nature, adventure, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway, explore the activities along Lake Taupo, get interesting insight from Tours, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Taupo trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Tongariro National Park to Taupo in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 3:
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Rotorua

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rotorua: Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera) and Hamilton Gardens (in Hamilton). Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and contemplate the long history of Te Puia.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rotorua attractions planner.

Getting from Taupo to Rotorua by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on Spellbound Glowworm & Cave Tours, explore the fascinating underground world of Caveworld, and then Head underground at Waitomo Glowworm Caves. On the next day, trek along Ruakuri Walk, explore the fascinating underground world of Footwhistle Glowworm Cave, then Head underground at Ruakuri Cave, then relax in the rural setting at Roselands Farm Park, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

Find out how to plan Waitomo Caves trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Rotorua to Waitomo Caves by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Waitomo Glowworm Caves ©
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Ruakuri Walk ©
Ruakuri Walk

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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.
Spend a day of island exploring on the 11th (Thu) at Urupukapuka Island. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Bay of Islands, and identify plant and animal life at Paihia Harbour.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paihia trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Waitomo Caves to Paihia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Auckland.

Things to do in Paihia

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Skydive Bay of Islands ©
Skydive Bay of Islands
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, examine the collection at Auckland Museum, then look for gifts at Pauanesia, and finally don't miss a visit to SkyTower.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Auckland itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Paihia to Auckland in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums · Tours · Wineries · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Wine Tours & Tastings

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