13 days in Auckland & Christchurch Itinerary

13 days in Auckland & Christchurch Itinerary

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13 days in Auckland & Christchurch Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Auckland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Christchurch
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Pune

5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Browns Bay Beach and Oneroa Beach. Do your shopping at Sculptureum and Pauanesia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Auckland: Kariotahi Beach (in Lake Puketi), Red Beach (in Red Beach) and Sunset Beach (in Port Waikato). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Auckland War Memorial Museum, do a tasting at Kerr Farm Wine, enjoy the sand and surf at Mangawhai Beach, and enjoy the thrill of live dance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Auckland trip planner .

Pune, India to Auckland is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Pune to Auckland due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mangawhai Beach, Browns Bay Beach, Oneroa Beach, Red Beach, Kerr Farm Wine
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 15:
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Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Sculptureum ©
Sculptureum
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

6
nights
Christchurch

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Head to Christchurch Art Gallery (Te Puna o Waiwhetu) and Little River Galleryfor some retail therapy. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Corsair Bay will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Christchurch: Leithfield Beach (in Leithfield), Charles Upham VC Statue (in Amberley) and The Giants House (in Akaroa). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Pegasus Bay Winery, take in nature's colorful creations at Christchurch Botanic Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Canterbury Museum, and catch a ride on TranzAlpine Train.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Christchurch online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Christchurch takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Auckland in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Christchurch, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Christchurch

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Akaroa, Little River Gallery, Leithfield Beach, Waipara Springs Winery, Charles Upham VC Statue
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 21:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
TranzAlpine Train ©
TranzAlpine Train

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