10 days in New Zealand Itinerary

10 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Christchurch
— 1 night
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Queenstown
— 3 nights
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Wellington
— 1 night
4
Taupo
— 2 nights
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Auckland
— 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.
On the 25th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Marlborough Vineyards. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Canterbury Museum, then walk around Christchurch Botanic Gardens, then take a stroll around The Arts Centre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Christchurch Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Christchurch travel route builder app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Christchurch is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, expect Christchurch to be cooler, temps between 14°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Christchurch

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum
Christchurch Cathedral ©
Christchurch Cathedral

3
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Queenstown

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.
On the 27th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of The Remarkables Ski Area. There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Coronet Peak.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Queenstown trip planning site.

Getting from Christchurch to Queenstown by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Coronet Peak ©
Coronet Peak
The Remarkables Ski Area ©
The Remarkables Ski Area

1
night
Wellington

Wellington

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 30th (Mon): browse the exhibits of National War Memorial, get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition, then steep yourself in history at Old St Paul's, then go from sight to sight with Wellington Cable Car, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Wellington trip planner.

Fly from Queenstown to Wellington in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Wellington are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums · Historic Sites · Transportation
Highlights from your plan
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition
Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car

2
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Taupo

Great Cloak of Tia

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls Walkway, take a memorable tour with Tours, then look for gifts at Huka Honey Hive, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then don't miss a visit to Maori Rock Carvings.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Taupo tour itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Taupo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

1
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Auckland

Auckland ©

City of Sails

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then see the interesting displays at Auckland Museum, then stop by Pauanesia, and finally don't miss a visit to SkyTower.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Auckland travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Taupo to Auckland in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Auckland, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Wine Tours & Tastings

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