54 days in Christchurch & Auckland Itinerary

54 days in Christchurch & Auckland Itinerary

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Christchurch
— 25 nights
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Auckland
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Christchurch — 25 nights

Garden City

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Get out of town with these interesting Christchurch side-trips: Akaroa (The Garden at French Farm, Hinewai Reserve, &more), Rakaia Salmon Statue (in Rakaia) and Geraldine (Susan Badcock Studio & Geraldine Observatory). On the 20th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: walk around Christchurch Botanic Gardens, let the kids burn off some steam at Margaret Mahy Family Playground, examine the collection at International Antarctic Centre, and admire the natural beauty at Ohinetahi Garden.

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Zurich, Switzerland to Christchurch is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST), which is usually a 11 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in January: high temperatures in Christchurch hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Auckland.
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Auckland — 27 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Auckland: Mill Creek Bird & Animal Encounters (in Whitianga), Orewa (Orewa Beach & Lake Maygrove) and Gulf Harbour Marina (in Whangaparaoa). Dedicate the 23rd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to SkyTower, admire the masterpieces at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, take in nature's colorful creations at Sculptureum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium.

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Traveling by flight from Christchurch to Auckland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Christchurch in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Auckland, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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