17 days in New Zealand Itinerary

17 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Te Anau
— 2 nights
2
Queenstown
— 2 nights
3
Akaroa
— 1 day
4
Abel Tasman National Park
— 1 day
5
Wellington
— 1 night
6
Rotorua
— 3 nights
7
Auckland
— 1 night
8
Paihia
— 4 nights

2
nights
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.
Te Anau is known for nature, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Milford Sound, look for all kinds of wild species at Doubtful Sound, stroll through The Chasm Walk, and hike along Lake Gunn.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Te Anau online driving holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Te Anau is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Gunn
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Lake Te Anau ©
Lake Te Anau

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours, then explore the galleries of Silver Fern Gallery, and then get your game on at Skyline Queenstown. On the next day, get your game on at Dark Ride, then do a tasting at Peregrine Wines, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

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Take a bus from Te Anau to Queenstown in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Akaroa.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Spas

1
day
Akaroa

The French heritage and colonial architecture of Akaroa has broad appeal to anthropologists, historians, architects--and just about anyone with an eye for beautiful, historical buildings and a palate for fine dining.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then admire the natural beauty at The Giants House, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaroa trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Queenstown to Akaroa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Akaroa are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Abel Tasman National Park.

Things to do in Akaroa

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Giants House ©
The Giants House
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
day
Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park ©
Pristine blue water, immaculate white sand, and a thick, temperate rainforest make Abel Tasman National Park a natural jewel on the northern coast of Tasmania's South Island.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): hike along Abel Tasman Coast Track.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Abel Tasman National Park tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Akaroa to Abel Tasman National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Abel Tasman National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:
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Abel Tasman Coast Track ©
Abel Tasman Coast Track

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 13th (Wed): take a memorable ride with Wellington Cable Car, then admire the natural beauty at Wellington Botanic Garden, then get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition, and finally examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Discover how to plan a Wellington trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Abel Tasman National Park to Wellington. November in Wellington sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wellington Botanic Garden
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 13:
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Wellington Botanic Garden ©
Wellington Botanic Garden
The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition

3
nights
Rotorua

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Get out of town with these interesting Rotorua side-trips: Taupo (Huka Falls Walkway, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, &more). There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, admire all the interesting features of Te Puia, get interesting insight from Tours, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rotorua journey maker tool.

Getting from Wellington to Rotorua by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Taupo
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, examine the collection at Auckland Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Auckland driving holiday planner.

Drive from Rotorua to Auckland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Rotorua in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Auckland, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Paihia.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 17:
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki ©
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

4
nights
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.
Paihia is known for wildlife, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, take in the dramatic scenery at Haruru Falls, play a few rounds at Waitangi Golf Club, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paihia visit app.

Drive from Auckland to Paihia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paihia

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Kerikeri, Haruru Falls
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 21:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Scuba & Snorkeling

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