9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Queenstown
— 2 nights
2
Glenorchy
— 1 night
3
Wanaka
— 2 nights
4
Lake Tekapo
— 1 night
5
Arrowtown
— 1 night
6
Te Anau
— 1 night

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Queenstown Hill as well as Ben Lomond Track. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): hike along Queenstown Hill and then trek along Ben Lomond Track.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Queenstown trip itinerary builder site.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Queenstown International Airport. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Glenorchy.

Things to do in Queenstown

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Queenstown Hill ©
Queenstown Hill
Ben Lomond Track ©
Ben Lomond Track

1
night
Glenorchy

Glenorchy ©
Glenorchy is a small settlement at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu in the South Island region of Otago, New Zealand. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mrs Woolly's General Store as well as Lake Gunn. On the 14th (Mon), stop by Mrs Woolly's General Store, take a leisurely stroll along Glenorchy Lagoon Boardwalk, and then trek along Lake Gunn.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Glenorchy day trip planning website.

Getting from Queenstown to Glenorchy by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Wanaka.

Things to do in Glenorchy

Shopping Trails Nature

Side Trip

Lake Gunn
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Mrs Woolly's General Store ©
Mrs Woolly's General Store
Lake Gunn ©
Lake Gunn
Glenorchy Lagoon Boardwalk ©
Glenorchy Lagoon Boardwalk

2
nights
Wanaka

Wanaka ©
Situated on the shores of Lake Wanaka in the Otago region, Wanaka has become a popular ski and summer resort area, owing to its extensive views of the lake and its proximity to some of the best slopes in the country.
On the 15th (Tue), have some family-friendly fun at Puzzling World, thenlearn about winemaking at Rippon Vineyard, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wanaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): hike along Roys Peak Track.

Discover how to plan a Wanaka trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glenorchy to Wanaka. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Lake Tekapo.

Things to do in Wanaka

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Lake Wanaka ©
Lake Wanaka
Puzzling World ©
Puzzling World
Roys Peak Track ©
Roys Peak Track

1
night
Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo
Located in a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve, Lake Tekapo offers evenings of stargazing and days of long walks.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Mount John University Observatory and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pukaki.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lake Tekapo itinerary maker app.

Traveling by bus from Wanaka to Lake Tekapo takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Arrowtown.

Things to do in Lake Tekapo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Pukaki
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Lake Tekapo
Lake Tekapo
The Church of the Good Shepherd ©
The Church of the Good Shepherd
Lake Pukaki ©
Lake Pukaki

1
night
Arrowtown

Arrowtown
For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Arrowtown trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Lake Tekapo to Arrowtown in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll set off for Te Anau on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Arrowtown

Outdoors Parks Wineries
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night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Te Anau as well as Milford Sound. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the activities along Milford Sound.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Te Anau tour itinerary maker tool.

You can take a bus from Arrowtown to Te Anau in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Te Anau

Nature Parks
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Te Anau Glowworm Caves ©
Te Anau Glowworm Caves
Lake Te Anau ©
Lake Te Anau

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