14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Queenstown
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Invercargill
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Dunedin
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Rotorua
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

4
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Arrowtown Chinese Settlement and Queenstown Arts Centre. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Safaris and Skydiving. On the 9th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Coronet Peak. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Queenstown Hill, get outside with Arrowtown Village, and get your game on at Dark Ride.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Queenstown online trip itinerary planner .

New Delhi, India to Queenstown is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Queenstown is 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Invercargill.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Arrowtown
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Safaris
Queenstown Hill ©
Queenstown Hill
Coronet Peak ©
Coronet Peak

2
nights
Invercargill

Invercargill ©
Invercargill is the southernmost and westernmost city in New Zealand, and one of the southernmost cities in the world. On the 11th (Thu), browse the exhibits of Otautau Gallery and then step off the mainland to explore Howells Point Reserve. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Bill Richardson Transport World, view the masterpieces at City Gallery, and then admire the striking features of E Hayes and Sons - The World's Fastest Indian.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Invercargill sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Queenstown to Invercargill in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dunedin.

Things to do in Invercargill

Museums Trails Wildlife

Side Trips

Howells Point Reserve, Otautau Gallery
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Bill Richardson Transport World ©
Bill Richardson Transport World
Otautau Gallery ©
Otautau Gallery

2
nights
Dunedin

Dunedin ©
With its history proudly stemming from the Scottish settlers who came here during the colonial era, Dunedin's streets are lined with well-preserved examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, while a new culture of nightlife and fine dining takes hold around them.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The World's Steepest Street and then kick back and relax at Waikouaiti Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Otago Museum, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Speight’s Brewery.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dunedin travel planning site .

You can drive from Invercargill to Dunedin in 3 hours. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Dunedin

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Waikouaiti Beach
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Waikouaiti Beach ©
Waikouaiti Beach
Tunnel Beach Track ©
Tunnel Beach Track
Otago Museum ©
Otago Museum

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.
Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Family-friendly places like Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park and Redwoods Treewalk will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park, take in the natural beauty of Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, explore the world behind art at Rotorua Museum, and experience rural life at Agrodome.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Rotorua trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Dunedin to Rotorua in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daytime highs in Rotorua are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Hells Gate, Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave
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Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
River Rafting & Tubing
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave ©

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