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
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Rotorua
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Wellington
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Christchurch
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Queenstown
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
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.
Auckland is known for nature, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower, get your game on at Sky Screamer Reverse Bungy, learn about all things military at Auckland War Memorial Museum, and learn about winemaking at Foxes Island.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Auckland trip itinerary builder 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. Traveling from New Delhi in February, expect nights in Auckland to be a bit warmer, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cheltenham Beach
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

2
nights
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.
On the 8th (Sat), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then make a trip to Te Puia, and then take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours, then delve into the lush surroundings at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, and then experience rural life at Agrodome.

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You can drive from Auckland to Rotorua in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Auckland in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rotorua, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Rotorua

Nature Parks Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Zipline

2
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.
On the 10th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at ZEALANDIA Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Victoria, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. On your second day here, get a sense of history and politics at New Zealand Parliament, then steep yourself in history at Wellington Cable Car, then take in nature's colorful creations at Wellington Botanic Garden, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Wellington route app .

You can fly from Rotorua to Wellington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rotorua in February, expect nights in Wellington to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Christchurch

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Chalice Sculpture, examine the collection at International Antarctic Centre, and then catch a ride on TranzAlpine Train. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Christchurch Gondola, take an in-depth tour of Canterbury Museum, then stroll around Christchurch Botanic Gardens, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cardboard Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Christchurch route maker tool .

Fly from Wellington to Christchurch in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Wellington in February, Christchurch is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Christchurch

Transportation Tours Museums
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TranzAlpine Train ©
TranzAlpine Train
Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum

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: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Queenstown trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Christchurch to Queenstown takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Zipline

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