14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Auckland
— 1 night
2
Rotorua
— 3 nights
3
Whakapapa
— 2 nights
4
Wellington
— 1 night
5
Queenstown
— 3 nights
6
Te Anau
— 3 nights

1
night
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 12th (Mon): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Auckland vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Brisbane, Australia to Auckland is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Auckland is 2 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in July, expect nights in Auckland to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Wineries Tours Museums
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
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.
Explore Rotorua's surroundings by going to Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera) and Taupo (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Huka Falls Walkway, &more). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk, witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, and contemplate the long history of Te Puia.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rotorua trip planner.

Traveling by car from Auckland to Rotorua takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Auckland in July, Rotorua is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Whakapapa.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Taupo, Hobbiton Movie Set
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Zipline

2
nights
Whakapapa

Whakapapa ©
The country's largest ski resort brings winter sports enthusiasts from all over New Zealand, while a series of short volcano walks as well as numerous alpine crossings make it easy to hike on your Whakapapa trip throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stroll through Whakapapa Nature Walk, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Tawhai Falls, and then hike along Horsemtrails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Silica Rapids Track and then hike along Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Whakapapa road trip site.

You can drive from Rotorua to Whakapapa in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Whakapapa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Tongariro National Park
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:
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Horsemtrails ©
Horsemtrails
Tawhai Falls ©
Tawhai Falls
Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing

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 18th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition, take an in-depth tour of Wellington Museum, thentake some stellar pictures from Wellington Cable Car, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Wellington online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Whakapapa to Wellington takes 4.5 hours. In July in Wellington, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums Transportation Historic Sites
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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 Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car

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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, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Remarkables Ski Area, play a few rounds at Queenstown Golf Club, and enjoy some diversion at Break One.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Queenstown online holiday planner.

You can fly from Wellington to Queenstown in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Winter Sports Nature
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
The Remarkables Ski Area ©
The Remarkables Ski Area
Coronet Peak ©
Coronet Peak

3
nights
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.
Te Anau is known for nature, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound, identify plant and animal life at Doubtful Sound, take some stellar pictures from Te Anau Lion Lookout Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Marian Track.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Te Anau trip builder.

Getting from Queenstown to Te Anau by bus takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Fiordland National Park
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Lake Gunn ©
Lake Gunn
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound

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