8 days in New Zealand Itinerary

8 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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1
Auckland
— 1 day
2
Rotorua
— 3 nights
3
Wellington
— 1 night
4
Queenstown
— 2 nights

1
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 9th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Auckland road trip app.

Singapore, Singapore to Auckland is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Auckland, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Singapore, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Auckland, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Wineries Tours Museums
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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki ©
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Waimangu Volcanic Valley and River Rafting & Tubing. Government Gardens and Buried Village of Te Wairoa will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, identify plant and animal life at Redwoods Treewalk, and take in the natural beauty of Kuirau Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rotorua online trip builder.

Drive from Auckland to Rotorua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Auckland, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Rotorua, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Redwoods Treewalk ©
Redwoods Treewalk
Horseback Riding Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Wellington Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Old St Paul's, ponder the world of politics at New Zealand Parliament, thensee the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Oriental Bay.

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Fly from Rotorua to Wellington in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rotorua in March: highs in Wellington hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wellington

Outdoors Nature Beaches
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Wellington Museum ©
Wellington Museum
Oriental Bay ©
Oriental Bay
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see Off-Road Tours, hike along Queenstown Hill, and then hike along Ben Lomond Track. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Arrowtown Village, thenlook for gifts at The Arrowtown Jade & Opal Factory, and then learn about winemaking at Chard Farm Winery.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Queenstown route builder site.

You can fly from Wellington to Queenstown in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Arrowtown
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Queenstown Hill ©
Queenstown Hill
Ben Lomond Track ©
Ben Lomond Track
Arrowtown Village ©
Arrowtown Village

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