43 days in Christchurch & Auckland Itinerary

43 days in Christchurch & Auckland Itinerary

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Christchurch
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Drive to Picton, Ferry to Wellington, Drive to Auckland
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Auckland
— 40 nights

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Christchurch — 2 nights

Garden City

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Canterbury Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Christchurch Botanic Gardens, then stop by The Fudge Cottage, and finally make a trip to 185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Christchurch Gondola, see the interesting displays at Quake City, see the interesting displays at International Antarctic Centre, then have fun at Margaret Mahy Family Playground, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cardboard Cathedral.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Christchurch road trip planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiport is Christchurch International Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Auckland.
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Auckland — 40 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Auckland: Omana Regional Park (in Maraetai Bay), Ayrlies Garden & Wetlands (in Manukau) and Orewa (Lake Maygrove, Orewa – Te Ara Tahuna Estuary Cycleway, &more). Dedicate the 20th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Pack the 26th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Rainbow's End Theme Park. The adventure continues: make a trip to SkyTower, take in the waterfront activity at Viaduct Harbour, take a stroll through Devonport, and learn about all things military at Auckland Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Auckland trip planner.

You can fly from Christchurch to Auckland in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Christchurch in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Auckland.
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