8 days in New Zealand Itinerary

8 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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8 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + bus:  22​h 45​min
1
Paihia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Queenstown
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Wellington
— 1 night
Fly:  27​h
End: Hyderabad

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stop by Blue River Orchard and then look for gifts at The Cabbage Tree Shop. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Paihia Harbour, steep yourself in history at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paihia route maker .

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 (IST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Paihia

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Russell, Blue River Orchard
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Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Newport Chocolates ©
Newport Chocolates

1
night
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 21st (Mon), look for gifts at Wilson Gallery, then look for gifts at The Remarkable Sweetshop - Queenstown, and then view the masterpieces at Ivan Clarke Gallery.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Queenstown trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Paihia to Queenstown takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Ivan Clarke Gallery ©
Ivan Clarke Gallery
The Barn ©
The Barn

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): wander the streets of Cuba Street District, examine the collection at The Weta Cave, and then examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa).

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Wellington visit planner.

Getting from Queenstown to Wellington by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wellington

Tours Classes Shopping
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Cuba Street ©
Cuba Street
Weta Workshop ©
Weta Workshop

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