14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Christchurch
— 1 night
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Geraldine
— 1 night
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Lake Tekapo
— 1 night
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Oamaru
— 1 night
5
Moeraki
— 1 night
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Dunedin
— 2 nights
7
Kaka Point
— 1 night
8
Papatowai
— 2 nights
9
Kingston
— 1 night
10
Arrowtown
— 1 night
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Queenstown
— 1 night

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Christchurch

Christchurch ©

Garden City

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 Cookie Time Factory Shop as well as Margaret Mahy Family Playground. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): let little ones run wild at Margaret Mahy Family Playground.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Christchurch trip planning tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Christchurch. In October, daytime highs in Christchurch are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Geraldine.

Things to do in Christchurch

Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Cookie Time Factory Shop
4.1

1
night
Geraldine

Geraldine
Geraldine or Heratini is a town in the Canterbury Region on the South Island of New Zealand. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Talbot Forest Scenic Reserve, examine the collection at The Giant Jersey, and then identify plant and animal life at Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Geraldine online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Christchurch to Geraldine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Lake Tekapo on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Geraldine

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:

1
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Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo ©
Located in a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve, Lake Tekapo offers evenings of stargazing and days of long walks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Pukaki as well as Tekapo Springs. On the 29th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Gem Alpaca Stud, stroll through Mount John Summit Circuit Track, then test the waters at Tekapo Springs, and finally explore the activities along Lake Pukaki.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lake Tekapo road trip planning app.

You can drive from Geraldine to Lake Tekapo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Oamaru.

Things to do in Lake Tekapo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

Side Trips

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Wildlife Area
Gem Alpaca Stud
4.8
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Water Body
Lake Pukaki
4.8
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Thermal Spa
Tekapo Springs
3.8

1
night
Oamaru

Oamaru ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Whitestone Cheese as well as Elephant Rocks. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): make a trip to Elephant Rocks and then get behind the scenes at Whitestone Cheese.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Oamaru travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Lake Tekapo to Oamaru takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Moeraki.

Things to do in Oamaru

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:
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Factory Tour
Whitestone Cheese
4.4
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Landmark
Elephant Rocks
4.3

1
night
Moeraki

Moeraki ©
Moeraki is a small fishing village on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Shag Point Nature Reserve, contemplate the long history of Matanaka Farm Building, then explore and take pictures at Waikouaiti Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Trotters Gorge Scenic Reserve, and finally enjoy the sea views from Katiki Point Lighthouse.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Moeraki sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Oamaru to Moeraki in an hour. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Dunedin.

Things to do in Moeraki

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Historic Walking Area
Waikouaiti Beach
5.0

2
nights
Dunedin

Dunedin ©

Edinburgh of the South

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 Dunedin Chinese Garden as well as Tunnel Beach Track. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): trek along Sandfly Bay Track, then hike along Tunnel Beach Track, and then kick back and relax at Aramoana Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Karitane Beach, trek along Huriawa Pa Walk, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Dunedin Chinese Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dunedin trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Moeraki to Dunedin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll travel to Kaka Point.

Things to do in Dunedin

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:
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Hiking Trail
Tunnel Beach Track
4.8

1
night
Kaka Point

Kaka Point ©
Kaka Point is a small settlement at the northern edge of The Catlins, an area of the southern South Island of New Zealand. You've now added Nugget Point/Tokata Walks to your itinerary.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Kaka Point trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Dunedin to Kaka Point takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Papatowai.

Things to do in Kaka Point

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:
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Hiking Trail
Tunnel Hill
4.0

2
nights
Papatowai

Papatowai ©
Papatowai is a small settlement in the Catlins ward of the Clutha District of the southeastern South Island of New Zealand. Your day by day itinerary now includes Cathedral Caves Walk as well as Purakaunui Bay. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Florence Hill Lookout and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cathedral Caves Walk. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Purakaunui Bay.

To see maps and more tourist information, read our Papatowai trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kaka Point to Papatowai takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kingston.

Things to do in Papatowai

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:
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Scenic Drive
Florence Hill Lookout
4.6

1
night
Kingston

Kingston ©
Kingston is a small town at the southernmost end of Lake Wakatipu, just north of the border of Otago and Southland, in New Zealand's South Island. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Craft Keepers and then experience rural life at Real Country.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kingston online day trip planner.

Getting from Papatowai to Kingston by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel to Arrowtown.

Things to do in Kingston

Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:
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Art Gallery
Craft Keepers
5.0

1
night
Arrowtown

Arrowtown
To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Arrowtown trip planner.

You can drive from Kingston to Arrowtown in an hour. Another option is to drive. You'll set off for Queenstown on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Arrowtown

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 8:

1
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Queenstown

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, get interesting insight from Tours, and then identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown trip itinerary maker tool.

Queenstown is just a short distance from Arrowtown. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:
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Wildlife Area
Kiwi Birdlife Park
4.3
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Wildlife Area
Kiwi Birdlife Park
4.3

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