7 days in Auckland Region & Christchurch Itinerary

7 days in Auckland Region & Christchurch Itinerary

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7 days in Auckland Region & Christchurch Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Auckland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Christchurch
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Singapore

2
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.
Auckland is known for nature, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to SkyTower, have some family-friendly fun at Sky Screamer Reverse Bungy, enjoy the sand and surf at Cheltenham Beach, and head off the coast to Waiheke Island.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Auckland online trip itinerary builder .

Singapore, Singapore to Auckland is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in May: highs in Auckland hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cheltenham Beach
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

3
nights
Christchurch

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take a memorable ride with TranzAlpine Train, then see the interesting displays at International Antarctic Centre, and then pause for some photo ops at Chalice Sculpture. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, let little ones run wild at Margaret Mahy Family Playground, take in nature's colorful creations at Christchurch Botanic Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of Canterbury Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Diminish and Ascend.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Christchurch journey maker .

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Christchurch takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Auckland in May, plan for much colder nights in Christchurch, with lows around 5°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Christchurch

Transportation Tours Museums
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
TranzAlpine Train ©
TranzAlpine Train
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum

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