24 days in Auckland & Dunedin Itinerary

24 days in Auckland & Dunedin Itinerary

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24 days in Auckland & Dunedin Itinerary

Start: Napier
Fly:  4​h
1
Auckland
— 11 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Dunedin
— 12 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Napier

11
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Waiheke Island (Waiheke Community Art Gallery, Wine Tours & Tastings, & more), Tawharanui Regional Park (in Warkworth) and Stockade Hill (in Howick). And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Sky Tower, step off the mainland to explore Waiheke Island, get impressive views of Mount Eden, and enjoy the thrill of live dance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Auckland trip itinerary site .

Napier to Auckland is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daytime highs in Auckland are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Dunedin.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Waiheke Island, Auckland Region, Arataki Visitor Centre, Tawharanui Regional Park, Stockade Hill
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

12
nights
Dunedin

Dunedin ©
With its history proudly stemming from the Scottish settlers who came here during the colonial era, Dunedin's streets are lined with well-preserved examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, while a new culture of nightlife and fine dining takes hold around them.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dunedin: Katiki Point Lighthouse (in Moeraki), Matanaka Farm Building (in Waikouaiti) and Oamaru (Oamaru Public Gardens, Moeraki Boulders Beach, & more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Larnach Castle & Gardens, visit a coastal fixture at Nugget Point/Tokata Walks, take in nature's colorful creations at Dunedin Botanic Garden, and see the interesting displays at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dunedin online travel planner .

Getting from Auckland to Dunedin by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dunedin

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Oamaru, Naseby, Hokonui Moonshine Museum, Owaka Museum and Catlins Information Centre, Nugget Point Lighthouse
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 13:
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The Royal Albatross Centre ©
The Royal Albatross Centre
Larnach Castle & Gardens ©
Larnach Castle & Gardens
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum ©
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum

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