15 days in New Zealand Itinerary

15 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Queenstown
— 2 nights
2
Te Anau
— 3 nights
3
Nelson
— 1 night
4
Taupo
— 3 nights
5
Auckland
— 1 night

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.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, take a memorable tour with Tours, learn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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

Munich, Germany to Queenstown is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Munich to Queenstown is 11 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Old Fashioned Costume Photography
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Spas

3
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.
Step out of Te Anau with an excursion to Bowen Falls in Milford Sound--about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Milford Sound, identify plant and animal life at Ivan Wilson Park, take some stellar pictures from Te Anau Lion Lookout Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Chasm Walk.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Te Anau day trip website.

Take a bus from Queenstown to Te Anau in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Nelson.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Bowen Falls
Highlights from your plan
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Lake Te Anau ©
Lake Te Anau

1
night
Nelson

Nelson ©
Put on your shades to enjoy the sights of Nelson, one of the sunniest cities in New Zealand.
You've now added Southern Latitude Guides to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens and then see what you can catch with Southern Latitude Guides. On your second day here, explore the landscape on two wheels at Railway Reserve, make a trip to Broadgreen Historic House, take an in-depth tour of Nelson Provincial Museum, thenlook for gifts at Jens Hansen Gold and Silversmith, and finally view the masterpieces at South Street Gallery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nelson trip builder website.

Fly from Te Anau to Nelson in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Nelson

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Southern Latitude Guides ©
Southern Latitude Guides
Jens Hansen Gold and Silversmith ©
Jens Hansen Gold and Silversmith
Nelson Provincial Museum ©
Nelson Provincial Museum

3
nights
Taupo

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rotorua (Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Huka Falls Walkway, make a trip to Maori Rock Carvings, stop by Souvenir Outlet, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Taupo trip planner.

You can fly from Nelson to Taupo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Rotorua
Highlights from your plan
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 12th (Fri): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, and then take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Auckland road trip planning site.

Getting from Taupo to Auckland by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Auckland can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

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

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