11 days in New Zealand Itinerary

11 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Auckland
— 1 day
Drive:  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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day
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.
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 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of bus and 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 drive to Paihia.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums Shopping
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
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): play a few rounds at Waitangi Golf Club and then contemplate the long history of Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paihia trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Auckland to Paihia by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; 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

Golf Outdoors Parks
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Waitangi Golf Club ©
Waitangi Golf Club
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lukes Anglican Church, get interesting insight from Tours, 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 find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rotorua day trip app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Paihia to Rotorua takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. 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 travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Rotorua

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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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.
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 see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Wellington trip builder app.

Getting from Rotorua to Wellington by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. 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 Transportation

Side Trip

Wellington Botanic Garden
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition
Wellington Botanic Garden ©
Wellington Botanic Garden

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.
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 7 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 Trails
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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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, do a tasting at Peregrine Wines, take in the exciting artwork at Silver Fern Gallery, and kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

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

Traveling by bus from Te Anau to Queenstown takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
The Remarkables Ski Area ©
The Remarkables Ski Area
Peregrine Wines ©
Peregrine Wines

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