16 days in New Zealand Itinerary

16 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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16 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  20​h
1
Auckland
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h
2
Wellington
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  9​h 15​min
3
Christchurch
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Dunedin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Auckland
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h
End: Bengaluru

4
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.
Auckland is known for nature, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Tower, step off the mainland to explore Waiheke Island, stop by Pauanesia, and take in the waterfront activity at Viaduct Harbour.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Auckland online itinerary maker .

Bengaluru, India to Auckland is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Auckland. When traveling from Bengaluru in October, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Auckland: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 16°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for Wellington.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cheltenham Beach
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 23:
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Sky Tower ©
Sky Tower
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

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 24th (Thu): examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition, and then identify plant and animal life at ZEALANDIA Sanctuary.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Wellington trip simple and quick.

Getting from Auckland to Wellington by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Auckland in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Wellington. You'll set off for Christchurch on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Wellington

Museums Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:
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The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition
ZEALANDIA Sanctuary ©
ZEALANDIA Sanctuary

3
nights
Christchurch

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Christchurch Botanic Gardens and then catch a ride on TranzAlpine Train. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Chalice Sculpture, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cardboard Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Canterbury Museum, then examine the collection at International Antarctic Centre, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Christchurch sightseeing site .

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Christchurch takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Christchurch when traveling from Wellington in October, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dunedin.

Things to do in Christchurch

Transportation Tours Museums
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
TranzAlpine Train ©
TranzAlpine Train
Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum

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.
Dunedin is known for historic sites, wildlife, museums, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, make a trip to The World's Steepest Street, step into the grandiose world of Larnach Castle & Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Olveston Historic Home.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dunedin trip builder .

You can drive from Christchurch to Dunedin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Queenstown.

Things to do in Dunedin

Wildlife Parks Tours
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Otago Peninsula ©
Otago Peninsula
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum ©
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum
Larnach Castle & Gardens ©
Larnach Castle & Gardens

2
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.
On the 31st (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park, then have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Queenstown trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Dunedin to Queenstown takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Queenstown

Fun & Games Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Kiwi Birdlife Park ©
Kiwi Birdlife Park

1
night
Auckland

Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get your game on at Sky Screamer Reverse Bungy, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Auckland trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Auckland takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Auckland

Tours Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Devonport Chocolates
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Room Escape Games
Devonport Chocolates ©
Devonport Chocolates

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