10 days in New Zealand Itinerary

10 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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10 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  15​h
1
Auckland
— 3 nights
2
Hinuera
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Rotorua
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parnell as well as Pauanesia. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): browse the different shops at The Strand Arcade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy a live performance at Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Auckland Central trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Auckland Central is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Auckland Central is 4 hours. While traveling from Kuala Lumpur, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Auckland Central, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hinuera.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Piha Beach
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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium
Piha Beach ©
Piha Beach
Pauanesia ©
Pauanesia

few
hours
Hinuera

Hinuera ©
Hinuera's claim to fame is Hobbiton, the setting for the shires in the "Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" trilogies by New Zealand director Peter Jackson.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hobbiton Movie Set. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get behind the scenes with Hobbiton Movie Set.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hinuera route planner.

Traveling by car from Auckland Central to Hinuera takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Auckland Central in November, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Hinuera. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rotorua.
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Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set

2
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Te Puia, Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest and Tamaki Maori Village.

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

Getting from Hinuera to Rotorua by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Rotorua

Nature Parks Nightlife
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Te Puia ©
Te Puia
Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest ©
Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest

2
nights
Queenstown

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Safaris, Queenstown Garden and Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu). The adventure continues: stop by The Remarkable Sweetshop - Queenstown.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Queenstown trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Rotorua to Queenstown takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Queenstown Garden ©
Queenstown Garden

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