8 days in Oceania Itinerary

8 days in Oceania Itinerary

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Drive
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Blenheim
Bus to Picton, Ferry to Wellington
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Wellington
— 2 nights
Drive
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Whanganui
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palmerston North
— 1 night
Drive
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Wellington
— 2 nights
Ferry to Picton, Drive to Nelson

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Blenheim

Enjoy a heady holiday in Blenheim, the most populous town in the wine-growing region of Marlborough.
On the 1st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre.

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Nelson to Blenheim is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Blenheim are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Wellington.

Things to do in Blenheim

Museums
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Wellington

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at New Zealand Parliament, take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition, and then get great views at Mount Victoria.

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Traveling by flight from Blenheim to Wellington takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Whanganui.

Things to do in Wellington

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Whanganui

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Bason Botanic Gardens and then contemplate the waterfront views at Virginia Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Whanganui Regional Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Sarjeant Gallery, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Kowhai Park.

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Drive from Wellington to Whanganui in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Whanganui are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Palmerston North.

Things to do in Whanganui

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Nature
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Palmerston North

— 1 night
Palmerston North is a city in the North Island of New Zealand and the seat of the Manawatu-Wanganui region. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): deepen your understanding at Woodville Reed Organ Museum, then stroll through Pukaha National Wildlife Centre, and then experience rural life at Cwmglyn Farm. On the next day, examine the collection at Coach House Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria Esplanade Gardens.

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Drive from Whanganui to Palmerston North in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Wellington.

Things to do in Palmerston North

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Wellington

— 2 nights

Harbour Capital

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Wellington Museum, then take a memorable ride with Wellington Cable Car, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

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Traveling by car from Palmerston North to Wellington takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Wellington when traveling from Palmerston North in September, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Wellington

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