41 days in New Zealand Itinerary

41 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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41 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  25​h 30​min
1
Auckland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Paihia
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Coromandel
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Taupo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Wellington
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  9​h 15​min
6
Christchurch
— 24 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Amsterdam

2
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.
To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Auckland planning app .

Amsterdam, Holland to Auckland is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 11 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in February, with highs in Auckland at 26°C and lows at 26°C. On the 12th (Wed), you'll travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Auckland

Tours Outdoors Parks
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5
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.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Paihia day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Auckland to Paihia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Mon) before leaving for Coromandel.

Things to do in Paihia

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 17:

2
nights
Coromandel

Coromandel ©
Coromandel is a town on the Coromandel Harbour, on the western side of the Coromandel Peninsula, which is on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. Visit Otama Beach and Whangapoua Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kauri Block Track and The Coromandel Smoking Co..

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Coromandel day trip site .

Drive from Paihia to Coromandel in 5.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Coromandel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Whangapoua Beach, Otama Beach
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Whangapoua Beach ©
Whangapoua Beach
Otama Beach ©
Otama Beach
The Coromandel Smoking Co. ©
The Coromandel Smoking Co.

2
nights
Taupo

Taupo ©
The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Tukairangi Gallery, then view the masterpieces at L'Arte, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Spa Thermal Park and Riverbank Recreational and Scenic Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway and then examine the collection at Taupo Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Taupo trip maker app .

You can drive from Coromandel to Taupo in 4 hours. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Taupo

Museums Nature Parks
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L'Arte ©
L'Arte
Taupo Museum ©
Taupo Museum
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at National War Memorial, then look and learn at Space Place at Carter Observatory, and then take a peaceful walk through Otari-Wilton's Bush Native Botanic Garden. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kaukau and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nga Manu Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Wellington trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Taupo to Wellington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In February in Wellington, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Nga Manu Nature Reserve
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National War Memorial ©
National War Memorial
Mount Kaukau ©
Mount Kaukau

24
nights
Christchurch

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Velocity Karts. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sumner Beach (Cave Rock) and Leithfield Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Straight 8 Estate (in Southbridge), Geraldine (Geraldine Observatory, The Giant Jersey, & more) and Washpen Falls (in Darfield). On the 19th (Thu), hike the day away at Hurunui High Country Track. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Hills, look for all kinds of wild species at Cave Stream Scenic Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Akaroa Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Corsair Bay.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Christchurch tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Wellington to Christchurch in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Wellington in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Christchurch, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Christchurch

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cheviot, Akaroa, Geraldine, Washpen Falls, Hurunui High Country Track
Find places to stay Feb 24 — Mar 19:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Port Hills ©
Port Hills
Sumner Beach (Cave Rock) ©
Sumner Beach (Cave Rock)

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