8 days in New Zealand Itinerary

8 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Auckland
— 1 day
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Hamilton
— 1 night
3
Rotorua
— 1 night
4
Taupo
— 1 night
5
Wellington
— 1 night
6
Queenstown
— 2 nights

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Auckland

Auckland ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): walk around Auckland Domain and then take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Auckland travel route planning site.

Mumbai, India to Auckland is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 6.5 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in October: highs in Auckland hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hamilton.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Domain ©
Auckland Domain

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Hamilton

Hamilton ©

Tron

On the banks of the Waikato River lies Hamilton, a pretty, active city on North Island.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Moondance Manor Gardens, then examine the collection at Waikato Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Hamilton Gardens.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Hamilton trip simple and quick.

Getting from Auckland to Hamilton by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rotorua.

Things to do in Hamilton

Parks · Museums
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Hamilton Gardens ©
Hamilton Gardens
Waikato Museum ©
Waikato Museum
Moondance Manor Gardens ©
Moondance Manor Gardens

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Rotorua

Sulphur City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk, then take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rotorua road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hamilton to Rotorua takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Taupo.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Zipline
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest ©
Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest

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Taupo

Great Cloak of Tia

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 29th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls Walkway, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Taupo attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Taupo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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night
Wellington

Wellington

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition, then ponder the world of politics at New Zealand Parliament, then take a memorable ride with Wellington Cable Car, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Wellington route maker site.

You can fly from Taupo to Wellington in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Wellington, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums · Transportation · Historic Sites
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition
Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car

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Queenstown

Queenstown ©

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read our Queenstown tour builder website.

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Queenstown takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Fun & Games · Outdoors · Tours · Spas
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Spas
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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