30 days in Auckland & Christchurch Itinerary

30 days in Auckland & Christchurch Itinerary

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Christchurch
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Skydive Auckland and Helicopter Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Auckland: Onetangi (Stonyridge Vineyard & Obsidian Vineyard), Tree Adventures (in Woodhill) and Muriwai Beach (Muriwai Gannet Colony & Muriwai Beach Horse Treks). And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower, stroll around Albert Park, learn about all things military at Auckland Museum, and get impressive views of One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie).

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Auckland road trip planner.

Queenstown to Auckland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In September, daytime highs in Auckland are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll set off for Christchurch on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Warkworth, Auckland Region, Waiheke Island, Piha, Muriwai Beach
Find places to stay Sep 24 — Oct 12:
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Skydive Auckland ©
Skydive Auckland
One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie) ©
One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie)

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Christchurch

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Geraldine Observatory and Air Force Museum of New Zealand. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Christchurch: Geraldine (Susan Badcock Studio & The Giant Jersey), Porters Ski Area (in Springfield) and Rakaia Salmon Statue (in Rakaia). On the 17th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mt Hutt Ski Area. On the 16th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, let little ones run wild at Margaret Mahy Family Playground, contemplate the long history of Riccarton House & Bush, and ponder the design of Peacock Fountain.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Christchurch tour itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Christchurch takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Auckland in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Christchurch, with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Christchurch

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Geraldine, Kaiapoi Food Forest, Glentui Loop Track, Mt Hutt Ski Area, Porters Ski Area
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 23:
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Geraldine Observatory ©
Geraldine Observatory
Horseback Riding Tours
Air Force Museum of New Zealand ©
Air Force Museum of New Zealand

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