22 days in New Zealand Itinerary

22 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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22 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Queenstown
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Fox Glacier
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Mt. Cook Village
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
4
Whakapapa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Taupo
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Paihia
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Visiting The Remarkables Ski Area and Queenstown Golf Club will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Queenstown to Te Anau to see Milford Sound about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Coronet Peak, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, do a tasting at Chard Farm Winery, and explore the activities along Lake Gunn.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Queenstown journey planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Queenstown is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Queenstown is 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Gunn, Milford Sound
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The Remarkables Ski Area ©
The Remarkables Ski Area
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Coronet Peak ©
Coronet Peak

3
nights
Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier ©
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
You'll get in some beach time at Gillespies Beach and Monro Beach. Get in touch with nature at Fox Glacier and Mount Fox Route. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Franz Josef Glacier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Minnehaha Walk, trek along Moraine Walk, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Fox Glacier trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Queenstown to Fox Glacier in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Mt. Cook Village.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Monro Beach, Franz Josef Glacier
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Gillespies Beach ©
Gillespies Beach
Franz Josef Glacier ©
Franz Josef Glacier
Mount Fox Route ©
Mount Fox Route

3
nights
Mt. Cook Village

Mt. Cook Village ©
Siting under towering peaks of New Zealand's highest mountain, Mt.
Get in touch with nature at Sealy Tarns Track and Aoraki/Mt. Cook. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hooker Valley Track, hike along Glencoe Walk, explore the activities along Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks, and hit the slopes at Ski The Tasman.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Mt. Cook Village trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Fox Glacier to Mt. Cook Village takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Whakapapa.

Things to do in Mt. Cook Village

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
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Aoraki/Mt. Cook ©
Aoraki/Mt. Cook
Hooker Valley Track ©
Hooker Valley Track
Sealy Tarns Track ©
Sealy Tarns Track

3
nights
Whakapapa

Whakapapa ©
Escape the urban bustle at Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Mount Ruapehu.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Whakapapa attractions website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mt. Cook Village to Whakapapa. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Taupo.

Things to do in Whakapapa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Tongariro National Park
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Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Horsemtrails ©
Horsemtrails
Tongariro Northern Circuit ©
Tongariro Northern Circuit

3
nights
Taupo

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Escape the urban bustle at Zipline and Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taupo: Rotorua (Lady Knox Geyser & Te Puia). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls Walkway, tee off at 9 Hole Golf Course, enjoy the sand and surf at Kinloch Beach, and grab your bike and head to Great Lake Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Taupo day trip planning app .

You can drive from Whakapapa to Taupo in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Rotorua
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Zipline
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

4
nights
Paihia

Paihia ©
The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
You'll get in some beach time at Oneroa Bay and The Strand Beach. Get in touch with nature at Waitangi Golf Club and Parasailing & Paragliding. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, identify plant and animal life at Paihia Harbour, play a few rounds at Kauri Cliffs, and steep yourself in history at Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paihia trip planning app .

Fly from Taupo to Paihia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paihia

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Russell, Kauri Cliffs
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Waitangi Golf Club ©
Waitangi Golf Club
Parasailing & Paragliding
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour

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