8 days in New Zealand Itinerary

8 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  26 h
1
Queenstown
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Auckland
— 2 nights
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Philadelphia

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Milford Sound in Te Anau (about 1h 40 min away). There's lots more to do: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park, explore the activities along Lake Gunn, and take in the awesome beauty at Coronet Peak.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Queenstown travel itinerary planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Queenstown is an approximately 25- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Queenstown is 17 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Milford Sound, Lake Gunn
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Spas

2
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.
On the 30th (Tue), get impressive views of Mount Eden, brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, then stop by Pauanesia, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Auckland Zoo, then take a stroll through Devonport, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cheltenham Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Auckland sightseeing planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Queenstown to Auckland in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. June in Auckland sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cheltenham Beach
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

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