7 days in New Zealand Itinerary

7 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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7 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Taupo
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Paihia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Auckland
— 1 night
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Bangkok

2
nights
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take a memorable tour with Tours, and do a tasting at Peregrine Wines.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Queenstown trip itinerary builder tool.

Bangkok, Thailand to Queenstown is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Tours
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Lake Wakatipu
Lake Wakatipu
Boat Tours & Water Sports

1
night
Taupo

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for gifts at Huka Honey Hive, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see photos and other tourist information, use the Taupo trip builder website.

You can fly from Queenstown to Taupo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Tours Trails
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Boat Tours & Water Sports

1
night
Paihia

The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stop by Paihia Bookshop, then take in nature's colorful creations at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paihia trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Taupo to Paihia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Auckland.

Things to do in Paihia

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Paihia Bookshop ©
Paihia Bookshop

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower.

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Traveling by car from Paihia to Auckland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In April in Auckland, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki ©
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

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