15 days in New Zealand Itinerary

15 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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15 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + bus:  22​h 45​min
1
Paihia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Taupo
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Wellington
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Queenstown
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Fox Glacier
— 2 nights
Travel:  32​h
End: Hyderabad

4
nights
Paihia

Paihia ©
The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Christ Church. Do your shopping at The Cabbage Tree Shop and Makana Chocolate Boutique. Step out of Paihia to go to Russell and see Newport Chocolates, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Paihia Harbour, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and look for gifts at Blue River Orchard.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paihia trip app .

Hyderabad, India to Paihia is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Paihia

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kerikeri, Russell, Blue River Orchard
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Taupo

Taupo ©
The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
On the 21st (Mon), stop by Souvenir Outlet & Mountain Bike Hire, take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls tracks, and then look for gifts at Huka Honey Hive.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Taupo trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Paihia to Taupo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Taupo

Shopping Outdoors Golf
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Huka Honey Hive ©
Huka Honey Hive
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Souvenir Outlet & Mountain Bike Hire ©

2
nights
Wellington

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take a stroll through Cuba Street District, stop by The Weta Cave, and then examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa).

Before you visit Wellington, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Taupo to Wellington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. May in Wellington sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wellington

Tours Classes Neighborhoods
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Cuba Street ©
Cuba Street
Weta Workshop ©
Weta Workshop

3
nights
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Head to Ivan Clarke Gallery and The Barnfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) and Milford Sound. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Queenstown trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Queenstown takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Queenstown

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Milford Sound
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Ivan Clarke Gallery ©
Ivan Clarke Gallery

2
nights
Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier ©
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): view the masterpieces at ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gillespies Beach. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fox Glacier and then explore the activities along Lake Matheson Walk.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Fox Glacier trip tool .

Drive from Queenstown to Fox Glacier in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Gillespies Beach ©
Gillespies Beach
Fox Glacier ©
Fox Glacier
ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery ©
ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery

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