11 days in New Zealand Itinerary

11 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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11 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Auckland Central
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  3​h
2
Paihia
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Rotorua
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Wellington
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
5
Te Anau
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Queenstown
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Singapore

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Auckland Central

Auckland Central ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): learn about all things military at Auckland Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Sky Tower, and then look for gifts at Pauanesia.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Auckland Central trip builder .

Singapore, Singapore to Auckland Central is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 4 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in August; daily highs in Auckland Central reach 13°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Auckland Central

#Museums, #Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:
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Sky Tower ©
Sky Tower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Pauanesia ©
Pauanesia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): tee off at Waitangi Golf Club, take in nature's colorful creations at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paihia trip maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Auckland Central to Paihia in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Paihia

#Outdoors, #Golf, #Parks
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:
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Waitangi Golf Club ©
Waitangi Golf Club
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Rotorua

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.
On the 31st (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lukes Anglican Church, take a memorable tour with Tours, delve into the lush surroundings at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, then take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Te Puia.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rotorua trip planner .

Getting from Paihia to Rotorua by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In August in Rotorua, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Rotorua

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:
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Horseback Riding Tours
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Te Puia ©
Te Puia

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 1st (Sat): catch a ride on Wellington Cable Car, take in nature's colorful creations at Wellington Botanic Garden, then get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa).

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Wellington trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Rotorua to Wellington by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Te Anau.

Things to do in Wellington

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wellington Botanic Garden
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The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition
Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Chasm Walk and then explore the activities along Milford Sound. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Gertrude Saddle and then explore the activities along Doubtful Sound.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Te Anau tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Wellington to Te Anau in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Gertrude Saddle ©
Gertrude Saddle

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.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, spas, parks, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, push the limits with an extreme tour, have fun at Break One Clay Target Shooting, and relax in the rural setting at Ben Lomond Lavender.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Queenstown day trip planning website .

You can drive from Te Anau to Queenstown in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
The Remarkables Ski Area ©
The Remarkables Ski Area
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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