9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Auckland
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h
2
Arrowtown
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
3
Milford
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Queenstown
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Dunedin
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Christchurch
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Lake Tekapo
— 1 night
bus:  4​h
8
Wanaka
— Few hours
bus:  2​h 30​min
9
Queenstown
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
10
Auckland
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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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.
For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Auckland trip itinerary maker website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Auckland is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 4 hours. While traveling from Kuala Lumpur, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Auckland, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 20°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off toArrowtown.

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Arrowtown

Arrowtown
Hello! This is Arrowtown - the much visited, much loved, 4-season, southern hemisphere holiday destination, located only 15mins drive from the Adventure Capital of the World - Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand. To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Arrowtown online attractions planner .

Fly from Auckland to Arrowtown in 5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sun) before leaving for Milford.

Things to do in Arrowtown

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Milford

Milford
Plan trip to Milford with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Explore your travel options from Arrowtown to Milford with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you're off toQueenstown.

Things to do in Milford

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Queenstown

Queenstown
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown online travel planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Milford to Queenstown. On the 4th (Mon), you're off toDunedin.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Dunedin

Dunedin ©
With its history proudly stemming from the Scottish settlers who came here during the colonial era, Dunedin's streets are lined with well-preserved examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, while a new culture of nightlife and fine dining takes hold around them.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dunedin Street Art Walking Tour (Small City Big Walls), Dunedin Railways and Moeraki Boulders Beach. On the 4th (Mon), trek along Tunnel Beach Track, then tour in style with Dunedin Railways, then view the masterpieces at Dunedin Public Art Gallery, and finally take in the local highlights with Dunedin Street Art Walking Tour (Small City Big Walls).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dunedin trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Queenstown to Dunedin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Christchurch.

Things to do in Dunedin

Tours Shopping Trails

Side Trip

Moeraki Boulders Beach
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Dunedin Railways ©
Dunedin Railways
Moeraki Boulders Beach ©
Moeraki Boulders Beach
The World's Steepest Street ©
The World's Steepest Street

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Christchurch

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Canterbury Museum, 185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial, and other attractions.

To find maps and more tourist information, go to the Christchurch trip planner.

Getting from Dunedin to Christchurch by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Christchurch are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lake Tekapo.

Things to do in Christchurch

Transportation Tours Parks
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Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum

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Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo ©
Located in a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve, Lake Tekapo offers evenings of stargazing and days of long walks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Church of the Good Shepherd as well as Mount John University Observatory. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Good Shepherd.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lake Tekapo trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Christchurch to Lake Tekapo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Wanaka.

Things to do in Lake Tekapo

Historic Sites
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The Church of the Good Shepherd ©
The Church of the Good Shepherd
Mount John University Observatory ©

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Wanaka

Wanaka ©
Situated on the shores of Lake Wanaka in the Otago region, Wanaka has become a popular ski and summer resort area, owing to its extensive views of the lake and its proximity to some of the best slopes in the country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes That Wanaka Tree. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): don't miss a visit to That Wanaka Tree.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Wanaka trip planner.

You can take a bus from Lake Tekapo to Wanaka in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Queenstown.
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 8:
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That Wanaka Tree ©
That Wanaka Tree

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Queenstown

Queenstown ©
To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Queenstown tour itinerary builder site .

You can take a bus from Wanaka to Queenstown in 2.5 hours. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Queenstown

Fun & Games
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown

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Auckland

Auckland ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Eden as well as Auckland Harbour Bridge. On the 8th (Fri), contemplate the geological forces at Mount Eden and then take in the views from Auckland Harbour Bridge.

To find out how to plan a trip to Auckland, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Auckland takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Rothesay Bay ©
Rothesay Bay
Mount Eden ©
Mount Eden
Auckland Harbour Bridge ©
Auckland Harbour Bridge

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