24 days in New Zealand Itinerary

24 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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24 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  10​h
1
Auckland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Waitomo Caves
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Whakapapa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Taupo
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Wellington
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  8​h 15​min
6
Fox Glacier
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Mt. Cook Village
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Te Anau
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
9
Queenstown
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Perth

1
night
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 5th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Auckland War Memorial Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then stop by Pauanesia, and finally make a trip to SkyTower.

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Perth, Australia to Auckland is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Auckland is 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Perth in July: highs in Auckland hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums Fun & Games Shopping
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Room Escape Games

1
night
Waitomo Caves

Head deep beneath the surface of the earth at Waitomo Caves, a village and cave system that draws both extreme sports enthusiasts and those wanting something a little more relaxed.
On the 6th (Mon), Head underground at Waitomo Glowworm Caves, hike along Ruakuri Walk, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then head outdoors with Waitomo Clay Birds, and finally experience rural life at Roselands Farm Park.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Waitomo Caves visit planner.

Getting from Auckland to Waitomo Caves by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Whakapapa.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Waitomo Glowworm Caves ©
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Ruakuri Walk ©
Ruakuri Walk

3
nights
Whakapapa

Whakapapa ©
Whakapapa is known for winter sports, nature, trails, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Horsemtrails, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ridge Track, admire the sheer force of Tawhai Falls, and admire all the interesting features of Te Porere Redoubt.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Whakapapa road trip planner.

Drive from Waitomo Caves to Whakapapa in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Taupo.

Things to do in Whakapapa

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Taupo

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Get out of town with these interesting Taupo side-trips: Rotorua (Te Puia, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, & more). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway, get interesting insight from Tours, explore the galleries of Tukairangi Gallery, and find something for the whole family at Huka Prawn Park.

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You can drive from Whakapapa to Taupo in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Rotorua
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

1
night
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 14th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition, take in the pleasant sights at Hapuka Estuary Walk, then get outside with Great Alpine Highway, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Wellington online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Taupo to Wellington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
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Great Alpine Highway ©
Great Alpine Highway
The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition

2
nights
Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier ©
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
Fox Glacier is known for nature, trails, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Fox Glacier, hike along Minnehaha Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Copland Track, and explore the striking landscape at Franz Josef Glacier.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fox Glacier road trip planning app .

Getting from Wellington to Fox Glacier by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Mt. Cook Village.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Franz Josef
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:
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Fox Glacier ©
Fox Glacier
Franz Josef Glacier ©
Franz Josef Glacier
Mount Fox Route ©
Mount Fox Route

2
nights
Mt. Cook Village

Mt. Cook Village ©
Siting under towering peaks of New Zealand's highest mountain, Mt.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): hike along Kea Point Track, then trek along Sealy Tarns Track, then head outdoors with Aoraki/Mt. Cook, and finally trek along Glencoe Walk. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ski The Tasman and then hike along Mueller Hut Route.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mt. Cook Village driving holiday planning site .

Drive from Fox Glacier to Mt. Cook Village in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Te Anau.

Things to do in Mt. Cook Village

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:
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Aoraki/Mt. Cook ©
Aoraki/Mt. Cook
Sealy Tarns Track ©
Sealy Tarns Track
Mueller Hut Route ©
Mueller Hut Route

3
nights
Te Anau

Te Anau ©
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
Te Anau is known for nature, trails, nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Marian Track, trek along Gertrude Saddle, and identify plant and animal life at Ivan Wilson Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Te Anau trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mt. Cook Village to Te Anau. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Fiordland National Park
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Gertrude Saddle ©
Gertrude Saddle

4
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: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Remarkables Ski Area, have fun at Break One Clay Target Shooting, have some family-friendly fun at Queenstown Ice Arena, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Queenstown route planning site .

You can take a bus from Te Anau to Queenstown in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
The Remarkables Ski Area ©
The Remarkables Ski Area
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Coronet Peak ©
Coronet Peak

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