16 days in New Zealand Itinerary

16 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Zealand Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Hokitika, Bus to Fox Glacier
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Fox Glacier
— 2 nights
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Te Anau
— 4 nights
Bus
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Queenstown
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rotorua
— 4 nights
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Fox Glacier

— 2 nights
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fox Glacier Hiking Trails. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gillespies Beach and then trek along Fox Glacier Hiking Trails. On the next day, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then explore the striking landscape at Franz Josef Glacier, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at West Coast Wildlife Centre.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fox Glacier trip maker app.

Singapore, Singapore to Fox Glacier is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Singapore to Fox Glacier, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Te Anau

— 4 nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mitre Peak, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take in the pleasant sights at Punanga Manu o Te Anau.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Te Anau online visit planner.

You can take a bus from Fox Glacier to Te Anau in 10 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:

Queenstown

— 4 nights

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Get in touch with nature at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables Ski Area. There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, learn about winemaking at Chard Farm Winery, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and view the masterpieces at Queenstown Arts Centre.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Te Anau to Queenstown in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Rotorua.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:

Rotorua

— 4 nights

Sulphur City

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.
Get in touch with nature at Huka Falls Walkway and Zipline. When in Rotorua, make a side trip to see Kinloch Beach in Taupo, approximately Taupo away. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, stroll through Rainbow Springs Nature Park, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and learn about winemaking at Volcanic Hills Winery.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rotorua trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Queenstown to Rotorua in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Spas · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:

New Zealand travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Hiking Trails · Landmarks
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.