12 days in New Zealand Itinerary

12 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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12 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Queenstown
— 4 nights
car:  30​min
2
Wanaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Mt. Cook Village
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Christchurch
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Singapore

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes KJet, Million Dollar Cruise and Chard Farm Winery.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Queenstown road trip app .

Singapore, Singapore to Queenstown is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Singapore to Queenstown due to the time zone difference. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Wed) before leaving for Wanaka.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Million Dollar Cruise ©
Million Dollar Cruise
Chard Farm Winery ©
Chard Farm Winery

2
nights
Wanaka

Wanaka ©
Situated on the shores of Lake Wanaka in the Otago region, Wanaka has become a popular ski and summer resort area, owing to its extensive views of the lake and its proximity to some of the best slopes in the country.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Aitken's Folly Vineyard, Wanaka Lavender Farm, Wanaka Farmers Market, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Crown Range Road and then don't miss a visit to That Wanaka Tree. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Aitken's Folly Vineyard, relax in the rural setting at Wanaka Lavender Farm, and then browse the fresh offerings at Wanaka Farmers Market.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Wanaka trip planner .

You can take a bus from Queenstown to Wanaka in 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Fri) before leaving for Mt. Cook Village.

Things to do in Wanaka

Wineries Shopping Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Crown Range Road
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Crown Range Road ©
Crown Range Road
That Wanaka Tree ©
That Wanaka Tree
Aitken's Folly Vineyard ©
Aitken's Folly Vineyard

2
nights
Mt. Cook Village

Mt. Cook Village
Siting under towering peaks of New Zealand's highest mountain, Mt.
Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Tarns Track.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mt. Cook Village tour itinerary builder website .

Explore your travel options from Wanaka to Mt. Cook Village with the Route module. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Christchurch.

Things to do in Mt. Cook Village

Trails Parks Outdoors
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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 Christchurch Botanic Gardens as well as Tekapo Springs. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): boost your wellbeing at Tekapo Springs. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Christchurch road trip planner.

You can drive from Mt. Cook Village to Christchurch in 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Christchurch can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Christchurch

Parks Spas

Side Trip

Tekapo Springs
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Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Tekapo Springs ©
Tekapo Springs

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