14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Bus:  17​h 15​min
1
Te Anau
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Queenstown
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Christchurch
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Wellington
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Auckland
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Singapore

2
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.
Te Anau is known for nature, trails, nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound, look for all kinds of wild species at Doubtful Sound, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Chasm Walk, and appreciate the history behind Quintin Mackinnon Monument.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Te Anau trip planning tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Te Anau is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Singapore to Te Anau, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Gunn
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Trout Observatory ©
Trout Observatory
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound

3
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, wildlife, nature, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, race across the water with a speed boat tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and do a tasting at Peregrine Wines.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Queenstown trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Te Anau to Queenstown by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Outdoors Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Alpine Aqualand ©
Alpine Aqualand
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Christchurch

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
On the 28th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Canterbury Museum, then stroll around Christchurch Botanic Gardens, then see the interesting displays at International Antarctic Centre, and finally let little ones run wild at Margaret Mahy Family Playground. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): catch a ride on TranzAlpine Train, then take in panoramic vistas at Christchurch Gondola, and then pause for some photo ops at Chalice Sculpture.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Christchurch journey maker tool .

You can fly from Queenstown to Christchurch in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Christchurch can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Christchurch

Transportation Tours Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum
International Antarctic Centre ©
International Antarctic Centre

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Wed), get to know the resident critters at Wellington Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, then catch a ride on Wellington Cable Car, and finally admire the natural beauty at Wellington Botanic Garden.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Wellington online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Christchurch to Wellington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In December in Wellington, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Wellington Botanic Garden
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
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Wellington Zoo ©
Wellington Zoo
Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like SkyTower and Auckland War Memorial Museum. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Auckland Zoo, explore the activities along Devonport, get impressive views of Mount Eden, and take in the waterfront activity at Viaduct Harbour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Auckland trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Wellington to Auckland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Wellington in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Auckland, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

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