7 days in New Zealand Itinerary

7 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Auckland
— 1 day
2
Rotorua
— 1 night
3
Taupo
— 1 night
4
Palmerston North
— 1 night
5
Wellington
— Few hours
6
Christchurch
— Few hours
7
Oamaru
— 2 nights
8
Queenstown
— 1 night

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day
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 21st (Thu), go for a stroll along the water at Viaduct Harbour, thentake in panoramic vistas at SkyTower, and then stop by Pauanesia.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Auckland tour itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Auckland. In May, daily temperatures in Auckland can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Shopping
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Viaduct Harbour ©
Viaduct Harbour
Pauanesia ©
Pauanesia

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.
For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rotorua itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Auckland to Rotorua takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Auckland in May, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Rotorua. You will leave for Taupo on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Taupo

Taupo ©
The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Taupo Bungy & Swing has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Fri), witness a stunning natural landmark at Te Puia, take in the natural beauty of Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley, and then take a spin around town with Happy Ewe Cycle Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: push the limits with Taupo Bungy & Swing.

Plan trip to Taupo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Taupo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Palmerston North.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Rotorua
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Happy Ewe Cycle Tours ©
Happy Ewe Cycle Tours
Te Puia ©
Te Puia
Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley ©
Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley

1
night
Palmerston North

Palmerston North
Palmerston North is a city in the North Island of New Zealand and the seat of the Manawatu-Wanganui region. To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Palmerston North driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Taupo to Palmerston North in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will leave for Wellington on the 24th (Sun).

Things to do in Palmerston North

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Wellington

Wellington ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at New Zealand Parliament.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Wellington route planner.

You can drive from Palmerston North to Wellington in 2 hours. Traveling from Palmerston North in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Wellington. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Christchurch.
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New Zealand Parliament ©
New Zealand Parliament

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hours
Christchurch

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): see the interesting displays at International Antarctic Centre and then pause for some photo ops at Chalice Sculpture.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Christchurch trip planner.

You can fly from Wellington to Christchurch in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Christchurch when traveling from Wellington in May, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Oamaru.

Things to do in Christchurch

Museums
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International Antarctic Centre ©
International Antarctic Centre
Chalice Sculpture ©
Chalice Sculpture

2
nights
Oamaru

Oamaru ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Oamaru's Victorian Precinct, take an in-depth tour of Whitestone City, thenlook for gifts at Lazy Cat Pottery and Tileworks, thenadmire the masterpieces at Forrester Gallery, and finally admire the natural beauty at Oamaru Public Gardens.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Oamaru tour builder tool.

Drive from Christchurch to Oamaru in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Queenstown.

Things to do in Oamaru

Museums Parks Shopping
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Whitestone City ©
Whitestone City
Forrester Gallery ©
Forrester Gallery
Oamaru Public Gardens ©
Oamaru Public Gardens

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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 26th (Tue), make a trip to Fallen Soldiers Memorial, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thenget the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Oamaru to Queenstown in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Fun & Games Outdoors Tours
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Spas
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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