14 days in New Zealand & Sydney Itinerary

14 days in New Zealand & Sydney Itinerary

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14 days in New Zealand & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Lahore, Pakistan
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Auckland, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Lahore, Pakistan

2
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Bronte Beach, kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach, then kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, and finally see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary website .

Lahore, Pakistan to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Lahore to Sydney, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lahore in January: highs in Sydney hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Bronte Beach
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

1
night
Queenstown, New Zealand

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
On the 30th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Fallen Soldiers Memorial, then hike along Mt Crichton Loop Track, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the landscape on two wheels at Lake Hayes Walkway, and then hike along Tobins Track.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Queenstown online trip maker .

You can fly from Sydney to Queenstown in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Queenstown is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Arrowtown
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Zipline

3
nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eat Street and Volcanic Hills Winery. Explore hidden gems such as Waimangu Volcanic Valley and Mt Maunganui Main Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Rotorua side-trips: Papamoa Beach (in Papamoa), Mount Maunganui Base Track (in Mount Maunganui) and Taupo (Huka Falls Walkway & Spa Thermal Park and Riverbank Recreational and Scenic Reserve). There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Lake Track, look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk, and trek along Okere Falls Track.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rotorua trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Queenstown to Rotorua in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tauranga, Taupo, Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave, Waiotapu Boardwalk/ Mud Pool, Waimangu Volcanic Valley
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Waimangu Cauldron ©
Waimangu Cauldron
Mt Maunganui Main Beach ©
Mt Maunganui Main Beach
Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley

3
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Piha Beach and Muriwai Gannet Colony. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Arataki Visitor Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Auckland: Matakana War Memorial (in Matakana), Orewa Beach (in Orewa) and Warkworth (Tawharanui Regional Park & Pohuehue Waterfalls). It doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours and kick back and relax at Cheltenham Beach.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Auckland trip planner .

Drive from Rotorua to Auckland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Rotorua in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Auckland, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Piha, Warkworth, Cheltenham Beach, Orewa Beach, Muriwai Gannet Colony
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Tawharanui Regional Park ©
Tawharanui Regional Park
Arataki Visitor Centre ©
Arataki Visitor Centre
Piha Beach ©
Piha Beach

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