9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Queenstown
— 4 nights
2
Taupo
— 1 night
3
Paihia
— 1 night
4
Auckland
— Few hours

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.
Go for a jaunt from Queenstown to Te Anau to see Milford Sound about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park, push the limits with an extreme tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Queenstown trip planner.

Chennai, India to Queenstown is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Queenstown is 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lake Gunn, Milford Sound
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Boat Tours & Water Sports

1
night
Taupo

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stop by Souvenir Outlet, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls Walkway, and finally get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

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

You can fly from Queenstown to Taupo in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Boat Tours & Water Sports

1
night
Paihia

Paihia ©
The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
On the 15th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Paihia Harbour, contemplate the long history of Waitangi Treaty Grounds, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paihia journey builder website.

You can fly from Taupo to Paihia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Auckland.

Things to do in Paihia

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour

few
hours
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.
To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Auckland trip builder app.

Drive from Paihia to Auckland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Tours Outdoors Parks
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