9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly + bus:  36​h
Te Anau
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Wellington
— Few hours
Fly + train:  32​h
End: Bristol

3
nights
Te Anau

Te Anau ©
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
On the 11th (Wed), hike the day away at Routeburn Track. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound, identify plant and animal life at Doubtful Sound, stroll through The Chasm Walk, and Head underground at Te Anau Glowworm Caves.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Te Anau trip planning site .

Bristol, UK to Te Anau is an approximately 36-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Bristol to Te Anau, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Routeburn Track ©
Routeburn Track

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, push the limits with an extreme tour, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Queenstown online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Te Anau to Queenstown takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Queenstown

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Fun & Games
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Speed Boats Tours

few
hours
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 16th (Mon): take a memorable ride with Wellington Cable Car, then admire the natural beauty at Wellington Botanic Garden, and then examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa).

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Wellington trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Wellington takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wellington

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

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Wellington Botanic Garden
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Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car
Wellington Botanic Garden ©
Wellington Botanic Garden

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