19 days in New Zealand Itinerary

19 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Te Anau
— 3 nights
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Queenstown
— 3 nights
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Wellington
— 2 nights
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Tongariro National Park
— 3 nights
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Taupo
— 3 nights
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Auckland
— 1 night
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Paihia
— 3 nights

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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 to go to Milford Sound and see Bowen Falls, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Milford Sound, hike along The Chasm Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kepler Track, and get great views at Te Anau Lion Lookout Point.

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Sydney, Australia to Te Anau is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Te Anau due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Lake Te Anau ©
Lake Te Anau

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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.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, have some family-friendly fun at Fear Factory Queenstown, identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, and learn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines.

To find out how to plan a trip to Queenstown, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Te Anau to Queenstown takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Queenstown

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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Spas
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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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 1st (Mon): get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition, then get a sense of history and politics at New Zealand Parliament, then catch a ride on Wellington Cable Car, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wellington Zoo, then identify plant and animal life at ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Wellington Botanic Garden.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Wellington tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Wellington takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tongariro National Park.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition
Wellington Botanic Garden ©
Wellington Botanic Garden

3
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Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park ©
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
Take a break from Tongariro National Park with a short trip to Waitonga Falls Walk Trailhead in Ohakune, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ohakune Old Coach Road, admire the sheer force of Taranaki Falls, trek along Mounds Walk, and explore the activities along Tama Lakes.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tongariro National Park online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Tongariro National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Taupo.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Ohakune Old Coach Road ©
Ohakune Old Coach Road
Tama Lakes ©
Tama Lakes

3
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taupo: Rotorua (Te Puia, Zipline, &more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Huka Falls Walkway, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a memorable tour with Tours, and look for gifts at Souvenir Outlet.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Taupo journey maker tool.

You can drive from Tongariro National Park to Taupo in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Te Puia ©
Te Puia
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): 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.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Auckland tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Taupo to Auckland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Auckland are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Paihia.

Things to do in Auckland

Wineries · Tours · Museums
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Wine Tours & Tastings

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Paihia

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: explore and take pictures at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic scenery at Haruru Falls, and steep yourself in history at KeriKeri New Zealand.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paihia travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Auckland to Paihia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paihia

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Spas

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