51 days in Auckland & Christchurch Itinerary

51 days in Auckland & Christchurch Itinerary

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1
Auckland
— 28 nights
2
Christchurch
— 19 nights

28
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mokoroa Falls (in Waitakere City), Manukau (Ayrlies Garden & Wetlands & Driving Range) and Muriwai Beach (Muriwai Gannet Colony & Muriwai Beach). On the 9th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Rainbow's End Theme Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower, explore the world behind art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, learn about all things military at Auckland Museum, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Auckland trip itinerary planner.

Prague, Czech Republic to Auckland is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 11 hours traveling from Prague to Auckland. Traveling from Prague in October, Auckland is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Waiheke Island, Matakana, Manukau, Auckland Region, Warkworth
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 27:
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Viaduct Harbour ©
Viaduct Harbour

19
nights
Christchurch

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Change things up with these side-trips from Christchurch: Akaroa (The Garden at French Farm, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more), Rakaia Salmon Statue (in Rakaia) and Geraldine (Susan Badcock Studio & Geraldine Observatory). On the 29th (Mon), spend the day riding on TranzAlpine Train. On the 7th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Christchurch Botanic Gardens, walk around Hagley Park, examine the collection at International Antarctic Centre, and take an in-depth tour of Canterbury Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Christchurch driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Christchurch takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Auckland in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Christchurch, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Christchurch

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Akaroa, Waipara, Geraldine, Ohinetahi Garden, Breedenbroek Gardens
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 16:
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Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
TranzAlpine Train ©
TranzAlpine Train
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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