22 days in New Zealand Itinerary

22 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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22 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Auckland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Waitomo Caves
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
3
Taupo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Wai-O-Tapu
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
5
Waimangu
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
6
Rotorua
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
7
Wellington
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Foot + Train:  9 h 45 min
8
Christchurch
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
9
Mt. Cook Village
— Few hours
bus:  4 h
10
Dunedin
— 1 night
Bus:  5 h 30 min
11
Te Anau
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h 30 min
12
Queenstown
— 2 nights
13
Queenstown
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 30 min
14
Wanaka
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
15
Greymouth
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
16
Fox Glacier
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
17
Franz Josef
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
18
Christchurch
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
19
Auckland
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Singapore

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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 19th (Thu): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Auckland journey planning site .

Singapore, Singapore to Auckland is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Auckland is 4 hours. When traveling from Singapore in March, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Auckland: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing

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Waitomo Caves

Waitomo Caves ©
Head deep beneath the surface of the earth at Waitomo Caves, a village and cave system that draws both extreme sports enthusiasts and those wanting something a little more relaxed.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): trek along Ruakuri Walk and then explore the fascinating underground world of Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Waitomo Caves trip planner .

Traveling by car from Auckland to Waitomo Caves takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Taupo.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Parks Nature Trails
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves ©
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Ruakuri Walk ©
Ruakuri Walk

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hukafalls Jet as well as Huka Falls Walkway. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): add some fun to your beach time Hukafalls Jet and then take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls Walkway.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Taupo online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Waitomo Caves to Taupo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Wai-O-Tapu.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Hukafalls Jet ©
Hukafalls Jet

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Wai-O-Tapu

Wai-O-Tapu ©
On the 21st (Sat), take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Wai-O-Tapu tour planner.

Drive from Taupo to Wai-O-Tapu in an hour. March in Wai-O-Tapu sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for Waimangu.

Things to do in Wai-O-Tapu

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

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Waimangu

Waimangu ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley has been added to your itinerary. On the 21st (Sat), get impressive views of Waimangu Volcanic Valley.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Waimangu vacation planner .

Waimangu is just a short distance from Wai-O-Tapu. In March in Waimangu, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Waimangu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Waimangu Volcanic Valley
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Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley

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night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Te Puia as well as Skyline Rotorua. On the 21st (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Te Puia, whizz through the canopy at Skyline Rotorua, and then identify plant and animal life at Redwoods Treewalk.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rotorua online sightseeing planner .

Rotorua is just a stone's throw from Waimangu. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off toWellington.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 22:
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Redwoods Treewalk ©
Redwoods Treewalk
Te Puia ©
Te Puia
Skyline Rotorua ©
Skyline Rotorua

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes ZEALANDIA Sanctuary, Wellington Cable Car and Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, then catch a ride on Wellington Cable Car, and then look for all kinds of wild species at ZEALANDIA Sanctuary.

Planning Wellington trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can fly from Rotorua to Wellington in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rotorua in March: highs in Wellington hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Wildlife Museums
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ZEALANDIA Sanctuary ©
ZEALANDIA Sanctuary
Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car

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nights
Christchurch

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Christchurch Gondola. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Christchurch Gondola.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Christchurch trip planner .

You can fly from Wellington to Christchurch in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Wellington in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Christchurch, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Mt. Cook Village.

Things to do in Christchurch

Transportation
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Christchurch Gondola ©
Christchurch Gondola

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Mt. Cook Village

Mt. Cook Village ©
Siting under towering peaks of New Zealand's highest mountain, Mt.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre. On the 25th (Wed), see the sky in a new way at Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mt. Cook Village trip planner .

You can drive from Christchurch to Mt. Cook Village in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Dunedin.

Things to do in Mt. Cook Village

Museums Childrens Museums
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Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre ©
Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Otago Peninsula.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dunedin trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Mt. Cook Village to Dunedin by car takes about 4 hours. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Dunedin

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Otago Peninsula ©
Otago Peninsula

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nights
Te Anau

Te Anau ©
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Te Anau Glowworm Caves as well as Milford Sound. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound.

Plan a trip to Te Anau easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can take a bus from Dunedin to Te Anau in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Te Anau Glowworm Caves ©
Te Anau Glowworm Caves

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Skyline Queenstown, Sunrise Balloons and Speed Boats Tours. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then take a memorable tour with Sunrise Balloons.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Queenstown trip planner .

Take a bus from Te Anau to Queenstown in 3.5 hours. You'll set off for Queenstown on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake Wakatipu
Lake Wakatipu
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Speed Boats Tours

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Queenstown

Queenstown ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sunrise Balloons, Speed Boats Tours and Skyline Queenstown. On the 30th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Vesta Design Boutique, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then get interesting insight from Sunrise Balloons. Here are some ideas for day two: make a splash at Alpine Aqualand, then enjoy some diversion at Break One Clay Target Shooting, and then get your game on at Skyline Queenstown.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Queenstown trip itinerary builder site .

Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Wanaka.

Things to do in Queenstown

Fun & Games Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Mar 30 — 31:
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Break One ©
Break One
Speed Boats Tours

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night
Wanaka

Wanaka ©
Situated on the shores of Lake Wanaka in the Otago region, Wanaka has become a popular ski and summer resort area, owing to its extensive views of the lake and its proximity to some of the best slopes in the country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Cardrona as well as Go Jets Wanaka. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get some thrills on the water with Go Jets Wanaka and then get off the beaten track with The Cardrona.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Wanaka route planner .

You can take a bus from Queenstown to Wanaka in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Greymouth.

Things to do in Wanaka

Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 1:
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Go Jets Wanaka ©
Go Jets Wanaka
The Cardrona ©
The Cardrona

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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. To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Greymouth attractions site .

Explore your travel options from Wanaka to Greymouth with the Route module. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off toFox Glacier.

Things to do in Greymouth

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier ©
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
You've now added Helicopter Tours to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fox Glacier Hiking Trails and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Fox Glacier online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Greymouth to Fox Glacier in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Franz Josef.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Parks Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Fox Glacier Hiking Trails ©
Fox Glacier Hiking Trails
Helicopter Tours

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Franz Josef

Franz Josef ©
Located in the World Heritage Site that is home to its eponymous glacier, the town of Franz Josef provides a comfortable and welcoming rest spot for adventurers after a long day out on the ice.
You've now added Across Country Quad Bikes to your itinerary.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Franz Josef sightseeing website .

Franz Josef is just a short distance from Fox Glacier. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Christchurch.

Things to do in Franz Josef

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Across Country Quad Bikes ©
Across Country Quad Bikes
Franz Josef Glacier ©
Franz Josef Glacier

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Christchurch

Christchurch ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Christchurch Gondola. On the 4th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Chalice Sculpture and then take in nature's colorful creations at Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Godley Head, take a memorable ride with Christchurch Gondola, and then have fun at Velocity Karts.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Christchurch sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Franz Josef to Christchurch in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Christchurch

Parks Transportation Nature
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:
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Velocity Karts ©
Velocity Karts
Christchurch Gondola ©
Christchurch Gondola
Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens

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Auckland

Auckland ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bethells Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Muriwai Gannet Colony, and then don't miss a visit to Sky Tower. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Takapuna Beach and then head off the coast to Hauraki Gulf.

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Getting from Christchurch to Auckland by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect warmer evenings in Auckland when traveling from Christchurch in April, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Muriwai Gannet Colony
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Muriwai Gannet Colony ©
Muriwai Gannet Colony
Hauraki Gulf ©
Hauraki Gulf

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