9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Wellington
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Taupo
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h 45 min
4
Auckland
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Singapore

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.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, push the limits with an extreme tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and hike along Hollyford Track.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Queenstown holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Queenstown is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Queenstown is 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trip

Hollyford Track
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Zipline

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wellington Zoo, get engrossed in the history at Wellington Museum, then take a memorable ride with Wellington Cable Car, and finally examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Wellington day trip site .

Getting from Queenstown to Wellington by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Wellington can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Wellington Zoo ©
Wellington Zoo
Wellington Museum ©
Wellington Museum

2
nights
Taupo

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
On the 5th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Lava Glass, then take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, then get in on the family fun at Mind Junction, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls Walkway. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Huka Honey Hive, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get in on the family fun at Huka Prawn Park, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Taupo road trip planning site .

You can fly from Wellington to Taupo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): enjoy the thrill of live dance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Auckland Zoo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cheltenham Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Auckland route planning app .

Getting from Taupo to Auckland by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Cheltenham Beach
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

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