14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  20​h
1
Milford Sound
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Wellington
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 45​min
3
Fox Glacier
— 1 night
+4
bus + Fly + taxi + train + taxi:  12​h
4
Tongariro National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Rotorua
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
6
Paihia
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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hours
Milford Sound

Milford Sound ©
Carved by glaciers into a land of sheer cliffs, impressive waterfalls, and lush, meandering fjords, Milford Sound remains one of the most popular holiday destinations in New Zealand.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): trek along The Chasm Walk and then contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Milford Sound trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Milford Sound is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Milford Sound

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Te Anau
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
The Chasm Walk ©
The Chasm Walk

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 28th (Mon): take a memorable ride with Wellington Cable Car, then get engrossed in the history at Wellington Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition, and finally examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa).

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Wellington trip planner .

You can fly from Milford Sound to Wellington in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Wellington can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums Historic Sites Transportation
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The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition
Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car

1
night
Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier ©
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then stroll through Moraine Walk, then kick back and relax at Gillespies Beach, and finally explore the activities along Lake Matheson Walk. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Fox Glacier Hiking Trails, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fox Glacier, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Franz Josef Glacier.

To find out how to plan a trip to Fox Glacier, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Wellington to Fox Glacier in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tongariro National Park.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Franz Josef Glacier
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Franz Josef Glacier ©
Franz Josef Glacier
Fox Glacier ©
Fox Glacier
Gillespies Beach ©
Gillespies Beach

2
nights
Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park ©
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
Get in touch with nature at Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Horsemtrails. Get a sense of the local culture at Ohakune Old Coach Road and Mangawhero Falls. There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Ruapehu and take in the dramatic scenery at Tawhai Falls.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tongariro National Park trip site .

Do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and train from Fox Glacier to Tongariro National Park in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, flight, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Horsemtrails ©
Horsemtrails
Ohakune Old Coach Road ©
Ohakune Old Coach Road

3
nights
Rotorua

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Volcanic Hills Winery and St. Lukes Anglican Church. Visiting Huka Falls tracks and Waimangu Volcanic Valley will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, don't miss a visit to Te Puia, look for all kinds of wild species at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rotorua road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Tongariro National Park to Rotorua takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Huka Falls Walkway, Waimangu Volcanic Valley
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Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Te Puia ©
Te Puia

2
nights
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 6th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, admire the sheer force of Haruru Falls, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Paihia Harbour. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Flagstaff Hill Historic Reserve, contemplate the long history of Pompallier Mission and Printery, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paihia driving holiday site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Rotorua to Paihia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paihia

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Russell
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour
Pompallier Mission and Printery ©
Pompallier Mission and Printery

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