15 days in New Zealand Itinerary

15 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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15 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Auckland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Rotorua
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Whakapapa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Wellington
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h 15​min
6
Te Anau
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  26​h
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): don't miss a visit to SkyTower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Auckland War Memorial Museum, then observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Auckland trip itinerary maker site .

New Delhi, India to Auckland is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Auckland, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in April, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Auckland: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Tours Museums Nightlife
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Rotorua

Rotorua ©
Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Explore Rotorua's surroundings by going to Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera) and Taupo (Huka Falls Walkway, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, & more). And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, do a tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery, explore and take pictures at Te Puia, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rotorua day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Auckland to Rotorua takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Auckland in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Rotorua, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Whakapapa.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Taupo, Hobbiton Movie Set
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Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway

2
nights
Whakapapa

Whakapapa ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Tongariro Crossing Shuttles, stroll through Tongariro Alpine Crossing, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tawhai Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Taranaki Falls, then go for a walk through Mead's Wall, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ohakune Old Coach Road.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Whakapapa trip planner .

You can drive from Rotorua to Whakapapa in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Whakapapa

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Tongariro National Park
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Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Ohakune Old Coach Road ©
Ohakune Old Coach Road
Taranaki Falls ©
Taranaki Falls

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 19th (Sun), get a sense of history and politics at New Zealand Parliament, take in nature's colorful creations at Wellington Botanic Garden, then go from sight to sight with Wellington Cable Car, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Wellington trip maker .

Traveling by car from Whakapapa to Wellington takes 4.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wellington Botanic Garden
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Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car
Wellington Botanic Garden ©
Wellington Botanic Garden

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Wakatipu, get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, and then contemplate the long history of Fallen Soldiers Memorial. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park, learn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Queenstown takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Lake Wakatipu
Lake Wakatipu
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
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, take some stellar pictures from Te Anau Lion Lookout Point, stroll through Lake Gunn, and look for all kinds of wild species at Te Anau Bird Sanctuary.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Te Anau holiday planner.

Take a bus from Queenstown to Te Anau in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Lake Gunn
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Kepler Track ©
Kepler Track

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