8 days in New Zealand Itinerary

8 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Auckland
— 1 day
2
Taupo
— 2 nights
3
New Plymouth
— 1 night
4
Queenstown
— 3 nights

1
day
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 8th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Auckland tour planning tool.

Boracay, Philippines to Auckland is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boracay to Auckland is 4 hours. Traveling from Boracay in September, things will get cooler in Auckland: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki ©
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

2
nights
Taupo

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
On the 9th (Thu), have fun at Clay Break Taupo, thentake an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, thenadmire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, bet on your favorite at Formula Challenge Racing, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Before you visit Taupo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Auckland to Taupo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to New Plymouth.

Things to do in Taupo

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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night
New Plymouth

New Plymouth ©
Where other cities run, New Plymouth prefers to stroll.
On the 11th (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Pukekura Park, thenlook for gifts at Giles Chocolatier, thenget all the information you need at Puke Ariki, and finally go for a walk through New Plymouth Coastal Walkway.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read New Plymouth trip planner.

You can drive from Taupo to New Plymouth in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in New Plymouth

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Puke Ariki ©
Puke Ariki
New Plymouth Coastal Walkway ©
New Plymouth Coastal Walkway
Pukekura Park ©
Pukekura Park

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): enjoy some diversion at Break One, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then get your game on at Skyline Queenstown. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Vesta Design Boutique, thenhit the slopes at The Remarkables Ski Area, and then get your game on at iFLY Queenstown.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Queenstown trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from New Plymouth to Queenstown by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Fun & Games Winter Sports Outdoors
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
The Remarkables Ski Area ©
The Remarkables Ski Area
Spas

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