11 days in New Zealand Itinerary

11 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Zealand trip itinerary planner

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Auckland
— 1 day
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Paihia
— 1 night
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Rotorua
— 1 night
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Wellington
— 1 night
Fly to Queenstown, Bus to Te Anau
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Te Anau
— 1 night
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Queenstown
— 4 nights
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Auckland

— 1 day

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.
On the 29th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Auckland Museum, then don't miss a visit to SkyTower, and then stop by Pauanesia.

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Singapore, Singapore to Auckland is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in August, expect Auckland to be cooler, temps between 14°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can fly to Paihia.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:

Paihia

— 1 night
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): play a few rounds at Waitangi Golf Club and then admire the natural beauty at Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paihia trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Auckland to Paihia by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Rotorua.

Things to do in Paihia

Golf · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:

Rotorua

— 1 night

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 31st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lukes Anglican Church, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Te Puia.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rotorua day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Paihia to Rotorua takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Wellington.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

Wellington

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): steep yourself in history at 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 find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Wellington trip builder app.

Getting from Rotorua to Wellington by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Wellington sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Te Anau.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Transportation

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:

Te Anau

— 1 night
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), hike along The Chasm Walk and then explore the activities along Milford Sound. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Gertrude Saddle and then explore the activities along Doubtful Sound.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Wellington to Te Anau takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Queenstown

— 4 nights

Shallow Bay

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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, get outside with Outdoor Activities, view the masterpieces at Silver Fern Gallery, and learn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Queenstown tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Te Anau to Queenstown by bus takes about 4 hours. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 7:

New Zealand travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Hiking Trails · Landmarks
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.