12 days in New Zealand Itinerary

12 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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12 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Auckland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Wellington
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Dunedin
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: New Delhi

3
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.
You've now added Sky Tower to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Auckland Museum and Museum of Transport and Technology. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ponsonby and Howick Historical Village. Take a break from Auckland Central with a short trip to Piha Beach in Piha, about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the thrill of live dance at Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, browse the different shops at The Strand Arcade, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and get in on the family fun at Rainbow's End Theme Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Auckland Central road trip planning app .

New Delhi, India to Auckland Central is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New Delhi to Auckland Central. In September, Auckland Central is colder than New Delhi - with highs of 15°C and lows of 15°C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Rainbow's End Theme Park, Piha Beach, Museum of Transport and Technology
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Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial Museum
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

3
nights
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.
You've now added Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa) to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Oriental Bay, examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa), then get a taste of the local shopping with Cuba Street District, and finally take a memorable ride with Wellington Cable Car. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wellington Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Old St Paul's, and then identify plant and animal life at ZEALANDIA Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Wellington trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Auckland Central to Wellington takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Auckland Central in September, Wellington is a bit cooler at night with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dunedin.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car
ZEALANDIA Sanctuary ©
ZEALANDIA Sanctuary

2
nights
Dunedin

Dunedin ©
With its history proudly stemming from the Scottish settlers who came here during the colonial era, Dunedin's streets are lined with well-preserved examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, while a new culture of nightlife and fine dining takes hold around them.
On the 15th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Aramoana Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at St Clair Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dunedin Beach. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, don't miss a visit to Bellamys Gallery, step into the grandiose world of Larnach Castle & Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Olveston Historic Home, then stroll through Tunnel Beach Track, and finally don't miss a visit to The World's Steepest Street.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dunedin route maker site .

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Dunedin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dunedin

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Larnach Castle & Gardens ©
Larnach Castle & Gardens
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum ©
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum
Olveston Historic Home ©
Olveston Historic Home

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