30 days in New Zealand Itinerary

30 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Elazig
Fly:  33 h
1
Auckland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Paihia
— 4 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3 h
3
Waitomo Caves
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Hamilton
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Taupo
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Wellington
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Queenstown
— 4 nights
Bus:  3 h 15 min
8
Te Anau
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  38 h
End: Elazig

3
nights
Auckland

Auckland ©
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: make a trip to SkyTower, contemplate the geological forces at Mount Eden, stop by Pauanesia, and learn about all things military at Auckland Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Auckland road trip planning website.

Elazig, Turkey to Auckland is an approximately 33-hour flight. Traveling from Elazig to Auckland, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Elazig in June, plan for much colder days in Auckland, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Paihia.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cheltenham Beach
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 6:
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

4
nights
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: contemplate the long history of Waitangi Treaty Grounds, explore and take pictures at Akeake Historic Reserve Track, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Anglican Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paihia trip planner.

You can drive from Auckland to Paihia in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in Paihia

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kerikeri, Waitangi Mountain Bike Park
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 10:
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Parasailing & Paragliding
Spas

2
nights
Waitomo Caves

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 11th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Kapiti Island, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Aranui Cave, thenHead underground at Caveworld, and finally Head underground at Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Ruakuri Walk, Head underground at Ruakuri Cave, thenrelax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally get outside with Waitomo Clay Birds.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Waitomo Caves trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Paihia to Waitomo Caves in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hamilton.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Aranui Cave, Kapiti Island
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves ©
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
River Rafting & Tubing
Kapiti Island ©
Kapiti Island

2
nights
Hamilton

Hamilton ©
On the banks of the Waikato River lies Hamilton, a pretty, active city on North Island.
On the 13th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Hamilton Gardens, thendon't miss a visit to Hobbiton Movie Set, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hamilton Zoo, get outside with Raglan Rock, and then view the masterpieces at Jet Collective.

Make your Hamilton itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Waitomo Caves to Hamilton by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Taupo.

Things to do in Hamilton

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Raglan, Hobbiton Movie Set, Helicopter Tours
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set
Hamilton Gardens ©
Hamilton Gardens
Hamilton Zoo ©
Hamilton Zoo

4
nights
Taupo

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rotorua (Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Zipline, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Huka Falls Walkway, don't miss a visit to Maori Rock Carvings, join the crowd at Formula Challenge Racing, and stop by Souvenir Outlet.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Taupo trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Hamilton to Taupo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Rotorua
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Te Puia ©
Te Puia
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway

3
nights
Wellington

Wellington
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.
Wellington is known for museums, wildlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, take some stellar pictures from Mount Victoria, get engrossed in the history at Wellington Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Wellington Zoo.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Wellington trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Taupo to Wellington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Wellington, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pataka Art + Museum, Wellington Botanic Garden
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition
Wellington Botanic Garden ©
Wellington Botanic Garden

4
nights
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
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: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, do a tasting at Chard Farm Winery, look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park, and explore the activities along Lake Wakatipu.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Queenstown trip site.

Getting from Wellington to Queenstown by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Tours Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Spas

4
nights
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 27th (Sat) exploring at Doubtful Sound. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound, hike along The Chasm Walk, examine the collection at Fiordland Vintage Machinery Museum, and appreciate the history behind Quintin Mackinnon Monument.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Te Anau trip planner.

Take a bus from Queenstown to Te Anau in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bowen Falls
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Lake Te Anau ©
Lake Te Anau

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