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:  21​h
1
Auckland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Whangamata
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Rotorua
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Arthur's Pass National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Franz Josef
— 1 night
Bus:  5​h 30​min
6
Wanaka
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h 30​min
7
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: New Delhi

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take a stroll through Titirangi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On your second day here, stroll around Parry Kauri Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Snells Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Browns Bay Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Cheltenham Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Auckland journey planning website .

New Delhi, India to Auckland is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in February, you will find days in Auckland are little chillier (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Whangamata.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Warkworth, Browns Bay Beach, Cheltenham Beach
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Snells Beach ©
Snells Beach
Cheltenham Beach ©
Cheltenham Beach
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Whangamata

Whangamata ©
The town of Whangamatā is sited on the southeast coast of the Coromandel Peninsula in the North Island of New Zealand. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): head off the coast to Whenuakura Island, explore the galleries of The Little Gallery Whangamata, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Owharoa Falls, don't miss a visit to Lemon & Paeroa Bottle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pauanui Beach.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Whangamata trip planning app .

You can drive from Auckland to Whangamata in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Auckland in February, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Whangamata. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Whangamata

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Owharoa Falls, Pauanui Beach, Lemon & Paeroa Bottle
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Whenuakura Island ©
Whenuakura Island
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Owharoa Falls ©
Owharoa Falls

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Lake Track, and finally do a tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rotorua route planner .

Drive from Whangamata to Rotorua in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Arthur's Pass National Park.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Blue Lake Track ©
Blue Lake Track
Redwoods Treewalk ©
Redwoods Treewalk

1
night
Arthur's Pass National Park

Arthur's Pass National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): hike along Devils Punchbowl Walking Track and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Avalanche Peak Route.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Arthur's Pass National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Explore your travel options from Rotorua to Arthur's Pass National Park with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Franz Josef.

Things to do in Arthur's Pass National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Avalanche Peak Route ©
Avalanche Peak Route

1
night
Franz Josef

Franz Josef
Located in the World Heritage Site that is home to its eponymous glacier, the town of Franz Josef provides a comfortable and welcoming rest spot for adventurers after a long day out on the ice.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Franz Josef trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Arthur's Pass National Park to Franz Josef. On the 4th (Wed), you're off toWanaka.

Things to do in Franz Josef

Outdoors Parks Tours
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2
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blue Pools Track and Isthmus Peak Track. Visiting Rob Roy Track and Wharekai Te Kou will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Oxbow The Adventure Co., relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and do a tasting at Aitken's Folly Vineyard.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Wanaka trip itinerary website .

Traveling by bus from Franz Josef to Wanaka takes 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wanaka

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Wharekai Te Kou
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Spas
Aitken's Folly Vineyard ©
Aitken's Folly Vineyard

2
nights
Queenstown

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
On the 7th (Sat), explore the activities along Arrow River, hike along Tobins Track, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Amisfield Winery, do a tasting at Mt Rosa Wines, then learn about winemaking at Brennan Wines, and finally learn about winemaking at Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Queenstown trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Wanaka to Queenstown takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Tobins Track, Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 8:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Arrow River ©
Arrow River
Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door ©
Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door

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