5 days in New Zealand Itinerary

5 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Zealand vacation planner

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Masterton
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Wellington
— 1 day
Ferry to Picton, Bus to Blenheim
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Blenheim
— 4 nights
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Masterton

Masterton is a large town in the Wellington Region of New Zealand and the seat of the Masterton District . For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Masterton trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Masterton. In June, daily temperatures in Masterton can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll set off for Wellington on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Masterton

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 28:

Wellington

— 1 day

Harbour Capital

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition and then see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Wellington trip planner.

Traveling by car from Masterton to Wellington takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Wellington are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly to Blenheim.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums
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Blenheim

— 4 nights
Enjoy a heady holiday in Blenheim, the most populous town in the wine-growing region of Marlborough.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blenheim: Nelson (Liquid Alchemy, Nelson Classic Car Museum, &more). Dedicate the 29th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, do a tasting at Huia, stop by Blue Penguin New Zealand Gifts, and take in nature's colorful creations at Upton Oaks Garden.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Blenheim trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Blenheim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June in Blenheim, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Blenheim

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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New Zealand travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Hiking Trails · Landmarks
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.