45 days in Auckland & Wellington Itinerary

45 days in Auckland & Wellington Itinerary

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45 days in Auckland & Wellington Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Auckland
— 21 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Wellington
— 22 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Bangkok

21
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 Warkworth (Parry Kauri Park, Tawharanui Regional Park, & more), Piha Beach (in Piha) and Red Beach (in Red Beach). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Sky Tower, brush up on your military savvy at Auckland War Memorial Museum, step off the mainland to explore Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Devonport.

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Bangkok, Thailand to Auckland is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Bangkok to Auckland, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in December, you will find days in Auckland are much colder (20°C), and nights are little chillier (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Waiheke Island, Auckland Region, Warkworth, Matakana, Orewa
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Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki ©
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
Sculptureum ©
Sculptureum

22
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Wellington side-trips: Martinborough (Poppies Martinborough, Colombo Martinborough, & more), Paraparaumu (Southward Car Museum, Paraparaumu Beach, & more) and Foxton Beach (in Foxton). On the 10th (Fri), hike the day away at Queen Charlotte Track. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, take some stellar pictures from Mount Victoria, explore the activities along Marlborough Sounds, and admire the natural beauty at Wellington Botanic Garden.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Wellington trip planner .

Fly from Auckland to Wellington in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Auckland in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Wellington, with lows of 17°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paraparaumu, Martinborough, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Upper Hutt, Masterton
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 24:
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ZEALANDIA Sanctuary ©
ZEALANDIA Sanctuary
The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition

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