14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Auckland
— 2 nights
2
Wellington
— 2 nights
3
Picton
— 2 nights
4
Blenheim
— 2 nights
5
Christchurch
— 2 nights
6
Greymouth
— 3 nights

2
nights
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.
On the 16th (Sun), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Orewa Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Muriwai Gannet Colony. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Snells Beach, grab your bike and head to Orewa – Te Ara Tahuna Estuary Cycleway, then enjoy the sand and surf at Browns Bay Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Cheltenham Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Auckland tour itinerary site.

Melbourne, Australia to Auckland is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Auckland is 2 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in February, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Auckland: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Orewa, Muriwai Gannet Colony, Snells Beach, Cheltenham Beach, Browns Bay Beach
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Muriwai Gannet Colony ©
Muriwai Gannet Colony
Orewa Beach ©
Orewa Beach

2
nights
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 18th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Nga Manu Nature Reserve, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take a peaceful walk through Otari-Wilton's Bush Native Botanic Garden. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Wellington City Walkways and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paekakariki Escarpment Walkway.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Wellington road trip planner.

You can fly from Auckland to Wellington in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Auckland in February, Wellington is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Picton.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nga Manu Nature Reserve, Paekakariki Escarpment Walkway
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Off-Road Tours
Nga Manu Nature Reserve ©
Nga Manu Nature Reserve

2
nights
Picton

Picton ©
Take photo after stunning photo in Picton, the gateway to South Island.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The National Whale Centre, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the next day, get outside with Sounds Air, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary, then explore the galleries of Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, and finally head outdoors with Tirohanga Track.

Discover how to plan a Picton trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Wellington to Picton in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Blenheim.

Things to do in Picton

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:
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Edwin Fox Maritime Museum ©
Edwin Fox Maritime Museum
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Blenheim

Blenheim ©
Enjoy a heady holiday in Blenheim, the most populous town in the wine-growing region of Marlborough.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): learn about winemaking at Yealands Estate Winery, do a tasting at Spy Valley Wines, identify plant and animal life at Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve, then learn about winemaking at Nautilus Estate, and finally do a tasting at Wither Hills Cellar Door. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): do a tasting at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, then learn about winemaking at Bladen Wines, and then learn about winemaking at Framingham Wines.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Blenheim travel planning tool.

Blenheim is just a short distance from Picton. In February, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Blenheim

Wineries · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Renwick, Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve, Yealands Estate Winery
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Forrest Wines Cellar Door ©
Forrest Wines Cellar Door
Framingham Wines ©
Framingham Wines
Yealands Estate Winery ©
Yealands Estate Winery

2
nights
Christchurch

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Riccarton House & Bush and then get your game on at Velocity Karts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Chalice Sculpture, take a stroll through Port Hills, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Corsair Bay.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Christchurch itinerary tool.

Getting from Blenheim to Christchurch by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Blenheim in February since evenings lows in Christchurch dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Greymouth.

Things to do in Christchurch

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:
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Port Hills ©
Port Hills
Riccarton House & Bush ©
Riccarton House & Bush
Velocity Karts ©
Velocity Karts

3
nights
Greymouth

Greymouth ©
Greymouth is the largest town in the West Coast region in the South Island of New Zealand, and the seat of the Grey District Council. On the 26th (Wed), sample the tasty concoctions at Monteith's Brewing Company, contemplate the long history of Shantytown Heritage Park, then hike along Woods Creek Track, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Patrick's Parish, and finally stroll through Pororari River Track. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Coal Creek Track, then trek along Point Elizabeth Walkway, then kick back and relax at Hokitika Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hokitika Gorge Walk.

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Traveling by car from Christchurch to Greymouth takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Greymouth

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Hokitika, Pororari River Track, Coal Creek Track
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:
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Hokitika Beach ©
Hokitika Beach
Hokitika Gorge Walk ©
Hokitika Gorge Walk
Pororari River Track ©
Pororari River Track

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