11 days in Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch Itinerary

11 days in Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Auckland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Wellington
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Christchurch
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes SkyTower, Caluzzi Bar & Cabaret and Unique Visions Tours. Get outdoors at Piha Beach and Devonport. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Auckland Museum and Foxes Island. The adventure continues: enjoy a live performance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, grab your bike and head to Nelson Street Cycleway, kick back and relax at Cheltenham Beach, and head off the coast to Waiheke Island.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Auckland online itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Auckland is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 6.5 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Auckland hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Wellington.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trips

Cheltenham Beach, Piha Beach
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
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Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Devonport ©
Devonport
Mount Eden ©
Mount Eden

3
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hawthorn Lounge, The Fringe Bar, The Roxy Cinema, and other attractions. Take a break from the city and head to Oriental Bay and Great Alpine Highway. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and The Great War Exhibition. Step out of Wellington with an excursion to Poppies Martinborough in Martinborough--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at ZEALANDIA Sanctuary, take an in-depth tour of Wellington Museum, wander the streets of Cuba Street, and go from sight to sight with Wellington Cable Car.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Wellington trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Auckland to Wellington in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Wellington when traveling from Auckland in December, with lows around 15°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Christchurch.

Things to do in Wellington

Nightlife Museums Parks

Side Trips

Poppies Martinborough, Great Alpine Highway
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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 Museum ©
Wellington Museum

2
nights
Christchurch

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Piano as well as Paint 'n' Sip Studio. Museum-lovers will get to explore Canterbury Museum and International Antarctic Centre. Get in touch with nature at Leithfield Beach and Port Hills. Explore Christchurch's surroundings by going to Straight 8 Estate (in Southbridge) and Waipara Springs Winery (in Waipara). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Pegasus Bay Winery, take in the dramatic natural features at Sumner Beach (Cave Rock), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cardboard Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Christchurch day trip planning app.

Getting from Wellington to Christchurch by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Wellington in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 12°C in Christchurch. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Christchurch

Parks Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Straight 8 Estate, Leithfield Beach, Waipara Springs Winery
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Port Hills ©
Port Hills
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum
International Antarctic Centre ©
International Antarctic Centre

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