6 days in Queenstown, Rotorua & Auckland Itinerary

6 days in Queenstown, Rotorua & Auckland Itinerary

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6 days in Queenstown, Rotorua & Auckland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  23​h
1
Queenstown
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Rotorua
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Auckland
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: New Delhi

1
night
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
On the 27th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Fallen Soldiers Memorial, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Queenstown trip builder site .

New Delhi, India to Queenstown is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Queenstown

Fun & Games Tours Outdoors
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Rotorua

Rotorua ©
Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours, do a tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery, then take in the natural beauty of Te Puia, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rotorua online tour planner .

You can fly from Queenstown to Rotorua in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Rotorua are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Tours
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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Zipline
Te Puia ©
Te Puia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Devonport, then brush up on your military savvy at Auckland War Memorial Museum, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sky Tower.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Auckland day trip planning website .

You can drive from Rotorua to Auckland in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Rotorua in September, plan for little chillier days in Auckland, with highs around 15°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 15°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums Parks Nature
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Devonport ©
Devonport

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