59 days in New Zealand & Singapore Itinerary

59 days in New Zealand & Singapore Itinerary

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Christchurch, New Zealand
— 8 nights
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Nelson, New Zealand
— 7 nights
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Wellington, New Zealand
— 7 nights
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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
— 6 nights
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Napier, New Zealand
— 8 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 7 nights
Fly
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Singapore, Singapore
— 14 nights

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Christchurch, New Zealand

— 8 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: Geraldine Observatory (in Geraldine), Akaroa (Garden of Tane, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more) and Black Diamond Safaris (in Methven). On the 2nd (Mon), spend the day riding on TranzAlpine Train. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Christchurch Botanic Gardens, admire the natural beauty at Ohinetahi Garden, see the interesting displays at International Antarctic Centre, and go from sight to sight with Christchurch Gondola.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Christchurch itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiport is Christchurch International Airport. August in Christchurch sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Nelson.

Things to do in Christchurch

Parks · Museums · Tours · Transportation

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 9:

Nelson, New Zealand

— 7 nights

Top of the South

Put on your shades to enjoy the sights of Nelson, one of the sunniest cities in New Zealand.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nelson: Picton (Queen Charlotte Track & Marlborough Sounds), Abel Tasman National Park (Abel Tasman Coast Track & Wainui Falls Track) and Upton Oaks Garden (in Rapaura). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kaiteriteri Beach, stop by Jens Hansen Gold and Silversmith, examine the collection at Nelson Classic Car Museum, and make a trip to Broadgreen Historic House.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nelson trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Christchurch to Nelson takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can fly to Wellington.

Things to do in Nelson

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 16:

Wellington, New Zealand

— 7 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wellington: Martinborough (Poppies Martinborough & Martinborough Wine Tours) and Gladstone Vineyard (in Carterton). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition, catch a ride on Wellington Cable Car, and take in nature's colorful creations at Wellington Botanic Garden.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Wellington tour planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Nelson to Wellington takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Paraparaumu.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 23:

Paraparaumu, New Zealand

— 6 nights
Paraparaumu is a town in the south-western North Island of New Zealand. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paraparaumu: Levin Adventure Park (in Levin), Makatote Viaduct (in Ohau) and Foxton (Oranjehof, Dutch Connection Centre & De Molen, Windmill). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Southward Car Museum, identify plant and animal life at Nga Manu Nature Reserve, kick back and relax at Peka Peka Beach, and sample the tasty concoctions at Tuatara Brewery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Paraparaumu trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Wellington to Paraparaumu in an hour. August in Paraparaumu sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Napier.

Things to do in Paraparaumu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 29:

Napier, New Zealand

— 8 nights
Enjoy the atmosphere and architecture of 1930s design in Napier, one of the best-preserved Art Deco cities in the world.
Explore Napier's surroundings by going to Taupo (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Lava Glass, &more) and Te Mata Peak (in Hastings). The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, admire the landmark architecture of Daily Telegraph Building, walk around Palmbrook Reserve, and make a trip to Marine Parade.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Napier online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Paraparaumu to Napier takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to fly to Auckland.

Things to do in Napier

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 6:

Auckland, New Zealand

— 7 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: Waiheke Island (Waiheke Community Art Gallery & Connells Bay Sculpture Park), Warkworth (Snells Beach, Of Hand & Heart, &more) and Mudbrick Vineyard (in Oneroa). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the landmark architecture of Alberton, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Transport and Technology.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Auckland trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Napier to Auckland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can fly to Singapore.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 13:

Singapore, Singapore

— 14 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Step out of Singapore with an excursion to Sentosa Boardwalk in Sentosa Island--about 32 minutes away. Pack the 28th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Singapore. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer, appreciate the history behind Merlion Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Singapore trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Singapore takes 14 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Auckland to Singapore. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Auckland in September: high temperatures in Singapore hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C.

Things to do in Singapore

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 28:

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.