11 days in Sri Lanka & New Zealand Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka & New Zealand Itinerary

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Start: Hyderabad, India
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Negombo, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Fly:  17 h 30 min
3
Wellington, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Hyderabad, India

1
night
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kandy trip itinerary planner.

Hyderabad, India to Kandy is an approximately 7-hour flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Negombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

1
night
Negombo, Sri Lanka

Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stroll through Negombo Beach, thensee exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Kalpana's Batik & Souvenirs.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Negombo vacation planner.

You can drive from Kandy to Negombo in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. September in Negombo sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Negombo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Kalpana's Batik & Souvenirs ©
Kalpana's Batik & Souvenirs

2
nights
Wellington, New Zealand

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.
On the 28th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Wellington Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at ZEALANDIA Sanctuary, take in the exciting artwork at Kura Art Gallery, thenbrowse the exhibits of City Gallery Wellington, and finally examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Wellington road trip planning website.

You can fly from Negombo to Wellington in 20.5 hours. You'll lose 6.5 hours traveling from Negombo to Wellington due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Negombo in September, things will get cooler in Wellington: highs are around 16°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Tonga Island Marine Reserve
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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 Museum ©
Wellington Museum

3
nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

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.
Let the collections at Tukairangi Gallery and L'Arte capture your imagination. 3D Trick Art Gallery and Volcanic Hills Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Rotorua side-trips: Taupo (Kinloch Beach, Huka Falls Walkway, &more). There's much more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, identify plant and animal life at Redwoods Treewalk, explore the galleries of New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rotorua vacation website.

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Rotorua takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Taupo
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Kinloch Beach ©
Kinloch Beach
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): examine the collection at Auckland Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Cheltenham Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Muriwai Gannet Colony.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Auckland trip builder website.

Getting from Rotorua to Auckland by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rotorua in October: highs in Auckland hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 16°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cheltenham Beach, Muriwai Gannet Colony
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Muriwai Gannet Colony ©
Muriwai Gannet Colony

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