8 days in Queenstown & Christchurch Itinerary

8 days in Queenstown & Christchurch Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Queenstown
— 4 nights
2
Christchurch
— 3 nights

4
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.
Step out of Queenstown with an excursion to Milford Sound in Te Anau--about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Queenstown trip itinerary maker website.

Auckland to Queenstown is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for Christchurch.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Milford Sound, Lake Gunn
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Spas

3
nights
Christchurch

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
On the 29th (Tue), spend the day riding on TranzAlpine Train. There's still lots to do: walk around Christchurch Botanic Gardens, take a pleasant ride with Rubicon Valley Tourist Centre, take in panoramic vistas at Christchurch Gondola, and get engrossed in the history at Canterbury Museum.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Christchurch tour itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Christchurch takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Christchurch sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Christchurch

Transportation Tours Museums
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Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
TranzAlpine Train ©
TranzAlpine Train
Christchurch Gondola ©
Christchurch Gondola

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