30 days in New Zealand & Manchester Itinerary

30 days in New Zealand & Manchester Itinerary

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1
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
2
Timaru, New Zealand
— 1 night
3
Christchurch, New Zealand
— 3 nights
4
Nelson, New Zealand
— 2 nights
5
Wellington, New Zealand
— 3 nights
6
Hamilton, New Zealand
— 4 nights
7
Auckland, New Zealand
— 3 nights
8
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 6 nights

4
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Let the collections at Artbay Gallery and The Ivy Box capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Kiwi Birdlife Park. The adventure continues: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, do a tasting at Peregrine Wines, get interesting insight from Tours, and tee off at Queenstown Golf Club.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Queenstown day trip planning website.

London, UK to Queenstown is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 12 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Timaru.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Queenstown Golf Club ©
Queenstown Golf Club
Peregrine Wines ©
Peregrine Wines
Coronet Peak ©
Coronet Peak

1
night
Timaru, New Zealand

Timaru ©
Timaru is a port city in the southern Canterbury region of New Zealand, located 157 kilometres southwest of Christchurch and about 196 kilometres northeast of Dunedin on the eastern Pacific coast of the South Island. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Blueberry Haven, kick back and relax at Caroline Bay Beach, then examine the collection at South Canterbury Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Heart Basilica.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Timaru day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Timaru takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Timaru

Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Caroline Bay Beach ©
Caroline Bay Beach
South Canterbury Museum ©
South Canterbury Museum
Sacred Heart Basilica ©
Sacred Heart Basilica

3
nights
Christchurch, New Zealand

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Velocity Karts. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Canterbury Museum and International Antarctic Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Christchurch: Waipara Springs Winery (in Waipara) and Akaroa (French Peak Wines & Meniscus Wines). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Pegasus Bay Winery, pause for some serene contemplation at Cardboard Cathedral, see a show at The Arts Centre, and stroll around Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Christchurch trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Timaru to Christchurch by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nelson.

Things to do in Christchurch

Wineries · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Akaroa, Waipara Springs Winery
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum
International Antarctic Centre ©
International Antarctic Centre

2
nights
Nelson, New Zealand

Nelson ©
Put on your shades to enjoy the sights of Nelson, one of the sunniest cities in New Zealand.
On the 12th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Woods & Co, learn about winemaking at Neudorf Vineyards, browse the exhibits of Michael Macmillan Sculptor and Country Homeware, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaiteriteri Beach, and finally do a tasting at Riwaka River Estate. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Nelson Provincial Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at Railway Reserve, then sample the fine beverages at Liquid Alchemy, then examine the collection at World of WearableArt & Classic Car Museum, and finally get outside with SUPSTAR.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Nelson driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Christchurch to Nelson takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Nelson

Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Upper Moutere, Kaiteriteri Beach, Riwaka River Estate
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Nelson Provincial Museum ©
Nelson Provincial Museum
Neudorf Vineyards ©
Neudorf Vineyards
World of WearableArt & Classic Car Museum ©

3
nights
Wellington, New Zealand

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Oriental Bay and Lyall Bay. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wellington Cable Car and Katherine Mansfield House and Garden. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, admire the striking features of Old St Paul's, see Fragrifert Parfumeur, the Victorian Perfumery, and see Off-Road Tours.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Wellington travel planner.

You can fly from Nelson to Wellington in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hamilton.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition
ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary ©
ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary

4
nights
Hamilton, New Zealand

Hamilton ©
On the banks of the Waikato River lies Hamilton, a pretty, active city on North Island.
Get outdoors at Te Puia and Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hamilton: Waitomo Caves (Ruakuri Walk & Waitomo Glowworm Caves), Taupo (Huka Falls Walkway & Kinloch Beach) and Rotorua (Waimangu Volcanic Valley & Redwoods Treewalk). It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Hamilton Gardens.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Hamilton trip builder app.

You can fly from Wellington to Hamilton in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Hamilton

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, Taupo
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Gardens ©
Hamilton Gardens
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Te Puia ©
Te Puia

3
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

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.
Auckland Museum and Mangere Mountain Education Centre (MMEC) will appeal to museum buffs. Wine Tours & Tastings and Foxes Island are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Auckland to go to Piha and see Piha Beach, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to SkyTower, stroll through Cheltenham Beach, explore the activities along Devonport, and observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Auckland road trip app.

Drive from Hamilton to Auckland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hamilton in November since evenings lows in Auckland dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cheltenham Beach, Piha Beach
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Devonport ©
Devonport

6
nights
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Chatsworth House and White Peakhouse Gallery. National Railway Museum and Lakeland Motor Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manchester: York (Treasurer's House, York Minster, &more), Predator Experience (in Ayside) and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The City of Manchester Distillery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Deganwy Beach, step into the grandiose world of Conwy Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manchester Cathedral.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Manchester vacation maker app.

You can fly from Auckland to Manchester in 28 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Manchester is minus 12 hours. When traveling from Auckland in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Manchester, with highs around 11°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

York, Bakewell, Abergele, Lakeland Motor Museum, Deganwy Beach
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

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