14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
bus + Fly:  10​h
1
Auckland
— 2 nights
2
Rotorua
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Wellington
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
5
Waitangi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Devonport
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Manila, Luzon

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): wander the streets of Ponsonby, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then don't miss a visit to Parnell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): learn about all things military at Auckland Museum and then kick back and relax at Orewa Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Auckland Central attractions planning tool .

Manila, Philippines to Auckland Central is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Philippines Time (PHT) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Manila in September, things will get colder in Auckland Central: highs are around 15°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Orewa Beach
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
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Orewa Beach ©
Orewa Beach
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Ponsonby ©
Ponsonby

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Buried Village of Te Wairoa and Government Gardens. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, identify plant and animal life at Redwoods Treewalk, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells Gate, and experience rural life at Agrodome.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rotorua trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Auckland Central to Rotorua takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Auckland Central in September, expect nights in Rotorua to be slightly colder, around 10°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave, Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Hells Gate
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
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Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave ©
Redwoods Treewalk ©
Redwoods Treewalk

1
day
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 26th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Bolton Street Cemetery, identify plant and animal life at Otari-Wilton's Bush Native Botanic Garden, then contemplate the long history of Katherine Mansfield House and Garden (Te Puakitanga), and finally examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa).

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Wellington trip maker app .

Fly from Rotorua to Wellington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wellington

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature
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Bolton Street Cemetery ©
Bolton Street Cemetery

2
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.
Milford Sound has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): stop by The Barn, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Queenstown online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Wellington to Queenstown in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Milford Sound
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Kiwi Birdlife Park ©
Kiwi Birdlife Park
Zipline

1
night
Waitangi

Waitangi
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Waitangi National Trust & Treaty House, then pause for some serene contemplation at Te Waimate Mission, then take in the exciting artwork at Kings Theatre Creative, and finally stop by The Gallery & Cafe Helena Bay Hill.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Waitangi trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Queenstown to Waitangi with the Route module. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Waitangi

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

The Gallery & Cafe Helena Bay Hill, Waitangi National Trust & Treaty House, Te Waimate Mission, Cape Brett Walkway, Kings Theatre Creative
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
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Te Waimate Mission ©
Te Waimate Mission
Cape Brett Walkway ©
Cape Brett Walkway

3
nights
Devonport

Devonport ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): stroll through Browns Bay Beach, view the masterpieces at Of Hand & Heart, then contemplate the long history of Couldrey House & Garden, and finally kick back and relax at Cheltenham Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Devonport trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Waitangi to Devonport in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Warkworth, Browns Bay Beach, Couldrey House & Garden, Matakana War Memorial, Cheltenham Beach
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:
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Tawharanui Regional Park ©
Tawharanui Regional Park
Torpedo Bay Navy Museum ©
Torpedo Bay Navy Museum
Snells Beach ©
Snells Beach

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