31 days in New Zealand Itinerary

31 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Queenstown
— 3 nights
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Te Anau
— 5 nights
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Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
— 2 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
— 4 nights
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Waitomo Caves
— 2 nights
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Auckland
— 1 night
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Paihia
— 4 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: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, get interesting insight from Tours, take in the awesome beauty at Coronet Peak, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wakatipu.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Queenstown driving holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Queenstown is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Singapore to Queenstown due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports
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Spa
Spas
4.5
Water Body
Lake Wakatipu
4.8

5
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.
Take a break from Te Anau with a short trip to Bowen Falls in Milford Sound, about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring at Doubtful Sound. On the 7th (Sun), hike the day away at Hollyford Track. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound, trek along The Chasm Walk, take a memorable tour with Tours, and identify plant and animal life at Ivan Wilson Park.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Te Anau trip planner.

Getting from Queenstown to Te Anau by bus takes about 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu).

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Must see
Milford Sound
4.8
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Water Body
Doubtful Sound
4.7
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Must see
Hollyford Track
5.0

2
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Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): hike along Sentinel Rock Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Franz Josef Glacier, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally trek along Fox Glacier South Side Walk. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on Glacier Explorers, then hike along Glencoe Walk, and then hike along Hooker Valley Track.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) trip planner.

Take a bus from Te Anau to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) in 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Wellington.

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

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Hiking Trail
Hooker Valley Track
4.9
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World heritage site
Franz Josef Glacier
4.5
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World heritage site
Fox Glacier South Side Walk
3.6

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, then catch a ride on Wellington Cable Car, then ponder the world of politics at New Zealand Parliament, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Wellington Botanic Garden.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Wellington trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) to Wellington takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. March in Wellington sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Tongariro National Park.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Transportation

Side Trip

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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 13th (Sat), hike the day away at Tongariro Alpine Crossing. On the 14th (Sun), hike the day away at Horsemtrails. There's still lots to do: trek along Tongariro Northern Circuit, stroll through Silica Rapids Track, admire the sheer force of Taranaki Falls, and take in the pleasant sights at Mead's Wall.

Planning Tongariro National Park trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Taupo.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
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Hiking Trail
Horsemtrails
5.0

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: take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls Walkway, push the limits with an extreme tour, find something for the whole family at Huka Prawn Park, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Taupo online trip maker.

Getting from Tongariro National Park to Taupo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can 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.
Explore Rotorua's surroundings by going to Mount Maunganui Summit Track (in Mount Maunganui), the Zeus Gallery (in Tauranga) and Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera). The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, contemplate the long history of Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, and admire the natural beauty at Hamilton Gardens.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rotorua trip website.

Drive from Taupo to Rotorua in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Rotorua are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Must see
Zipline
4.7

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Spellbound Glowworm & Cave Tours, then explore the fascinating underground world of Caveworld, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): trek along Ruakuri Walk, explore the fascinating underground world of Footwhistle Glowworm Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Ruakuri Cave, then experience rural life at Roselands Farm Park, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Waitomo Caves route planner.

Getting from Rotorua to Waitomo Caves by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
4.6
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Hiking Trail
Ruakuri Walk
4.8

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, then stop by Pauanesia, and finally make a trip to SkyTower.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Auckland trip planner.

Getting from Waitomo Caves to Auckland by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive 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

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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 29th (Mon) at Urupukapuka Island. Spend the 30th (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Waitangi Treaty Grounds, identify plant and animal life at Paihia Harbour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Anglican Church, and stop by Paihia Bookshop.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paihia trip builder app.

You can drive from Auckland to Paihia in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paihia

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Wildlife Area
Paihia Harbour
4.6
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Historic Site
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
4.6
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.6

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