9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Auckland
— 1 night
2
Rotorua
— 2 nights
3
Taupo
— 1 night
4
Wellington
— 1 night
5
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about all things military at Auckland Museum, then look for gifts at Pauanesia, and finally don't miss a visit to SkyTower.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Auckland attractions app.

Birmingham, UK to Auckland is an approximately 30-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 12 hour difference. When traveling from Birmingham in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Auckland, with highs around 20°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums · Tours · Wineries · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:
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Must see
SkyTower
4.4
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Military Museum
Auckland Museum
4.6

2
nights
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 21st (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Te Puia, then take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, then identify plant and animal life at Redwoods Treewalk, and finally take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rotorua road trip planning website.

Drive from Auckland to Rotorua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Auckland in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rotorua, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Taupo.

Things to do in Rotorua

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:
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Must see
Zipline
4.7

1
night
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 23rd (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls Walkway, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Taupo trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Taupo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 23:
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Waterfall
Huka Falls Walkway
4.7

1
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.
On the 24th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Mount Victoria, examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, then take a memorable ride with Wellington Cable Car, and finally admire the natural beauty at Wellington Botanic Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Wellington tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Taupo to Wellington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Wellington, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Transportation

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:
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2
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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.
On the 25th (Wed), push the limits with an extreme tour, get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Queenstown route 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Fun & Games · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
4.8
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Spa
Spas
4.5

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