30 days in New Zealand Itinerary

30 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Queenstown
— 3 nights
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Te Anau
— 4 nights
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Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
— 3 nights
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Wellington
— 2 nights
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New Plymouth
— 1 night
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Waitomo Caves
— 2 nights
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Taupo
— 4 nights
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Rotorua
— 4 nights
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Auckland
— 1 night
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Paihia
— 3 nights

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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.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, do a tasting at Chard Farm Winery, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Queenstown route planner.

Chandigarh, India to Queenstown is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6.5 hours traveling from Chandigarh to Queenstown. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife
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Spa
Spas
4.5

4
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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 with an excursion to Bowen Falls in Milford Sound--about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring at Doubtful Sound. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Milford Sound, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Ivan Wilson Park, and hike along The Chasm Walk.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Te Anau online journey planner.

Take a bus from Queenstown to Te Anau in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu).

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Water Body
Milford Sound
4.8
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Water Body
Doubtful Sound
4.7
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.9

3
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Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) ©
Explore Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)'s surroundings by going to Fox Glacier (Moraine Walk, River Walk, &more).

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) road trip planning website.

Traveling by bus from Te Anau to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) takes 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Outdoor Activity
Aoraki/Mt. Cook
4.9
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World heritage site
Fox Glacier South Side Walk
3.6

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at New Zealand Parliament, get engrossed in the history at Wellington Museum, go from sight to sight with Wellington Cable Car, then pause for some photo ops at John Plimmer Statue, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Wellington Zoo, then take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Wellington Botanic Garden.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Wellington trip builder app.

You can fly from Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) to Wellington in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. June in Wellington sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to New Plymouth.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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New Plymouth

New Plymouth ©
Where other cities run, New Plymouth prefers to stroll.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get all the information you need at Puke Ariki, take in the pleasant sights at New Plymouth Coastal Walkway, then stop by Giles Chocolatier, and finally walk around Pukekura Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read New Plymouth vacation maker tool.

You can fly from Wellington to New Plymouth in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in New Plymouth

Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Science Museum
Puke Ariki
4.7
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Scenic Walking Area
New Plymouth Coastal Walkway
4.9

2
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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.
On the 16th (Wed), Head underground at Ruakuri Cave, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Waitomo Glowworm Caves. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Caveworld, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Aranui Cave.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Waitomo Caves tour itinerary builder.

Drive from New Plymouth to Waitomo Caves in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Taupo.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
4.6

4
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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: trek along Huka Falls Walkway, bet on your favorite at Formula Challenge Racing, find something for the whole family at Huka Prawn Park, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Taupo travel planner.

You can drive from Waitomo Caves to Taupo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rotorua.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Waterfall
Huka Falls Walkway
4.7

4
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hamilton Gardens (in Hamilton), Lake Te Koutu (in Cambridge) and Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera). There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, learn about winemaking at Volcanic Hills Winery, contemplate the long history of Te Puia, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rotorua online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Taupo to Rotorua takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Rotorua, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Must see
Zipline
4.7

1
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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 26th (Sat): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about all things military at Auckland Museum, then stop by Pauanesia, and finally take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Auckland trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Auckland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Rotorua in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Auckland, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Paihia.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Shopping
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Must see
SkyTower
4.4
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Military Museum
Auckland Museum
4.6

3
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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.
Paihia is known for wildlife, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with She's a Lady Sailing Adventures, play a few rounds at Waitangi Golf Club, get great views at Opua Forest Lookout Track, and steep yourself in history at Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paihia sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Auckland to Paihia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paihia

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Historic Site
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
4.6
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Wildlife Area
The Parrot Place
4.6

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