9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Islamabad
Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Te Anau
— 1 day
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Queenstown
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Wellington
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Taupo
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Paihia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Islamabad

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Punanga Manu o Te Anau, look for gifts at Kowhai Gifts & Souvenirs, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Doubtful Sound.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Te Anau tour itinerary website .

Islamabad, Pakistan to Te Anau is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Islamabad to Te Anau. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound

1
night
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 16th (Fri), stop by The Bead Shop, look for gifts at The Barn, get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, then stop by Wilson Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Silver Fern Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Queenstown online trip builder .

You can drive from Te Anau to Queenstown in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Queenstown

Fun & Games Shopping Museums
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Silver Fern Gallery ©
Silver Fern Gallery
The Bead Shop ©
The Bead Shop

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 17th (Sat): go from sight to sight with Wellington Cable Car, get a taste of the local shopping with Cuba Street District, then see the interesting displays at The Weta Cave, and finally examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa).

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Wellington route app .

Fly from Queenstown to Wellington in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Wellington are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Wellington

Tours Classes Neighborhoods
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Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car
Cuba Street ©
Cuba Street

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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.
On the 18th (Sun), view the masterpieces at L'Arte, look for gifts at Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary, then look for gifts at Huka Honey Hive, and finally admire the sheer force of Huka Falls tracks.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Taupo trip planning website .

You can fly from Wellington to Taupo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Taupo

Shopping Outdoors Golf
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Huka Honey Hive ©
Huka Honey Hive
L'Arte ©
L'Arte
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway

2
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.
On the 19th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Paihia Harbour, then admire the natural beauty at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, then look for gifts at The Kauri Workshop, and finally look for gifts at Makana Chocolate Boutique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at South Sea Art, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then look for gifts at Newport Chocolates, then steep yourself in history at Pompallier Mission and Printery, and finally stop by The Cabbage Tree Shop.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paihia online itinerary planner .

Getting from Taupo to Paihia by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paihia

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Russell, Kerikeri
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour
Pompallier Mission and Printery ©
Pompallier Mission and Printery

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