9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Zealand sightseeing planner

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Auckland
— 1 night
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Rotorua
— 3 nights
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Wellington
— 1 night
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Queenstown
— 1 night
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Christchurch
— 1 night
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Auckland

City of Sails

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 22nd (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Coast-to-Coast Walkway and then take a stroll through Wynyard Quarter. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Browns Bay Beach, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Auckland road trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Auckland is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Auckland. Traveling from Bengaluru in February, expect nights in Auckland to be somewhat warmer, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours

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Rotorua

Sulphur City

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Explore hidden gems such as Okere Falls Track and Papamoa Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Waiotapu Boardwalk/ Mud Pool and Blue Lake Track. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rotorua: Mount Maunganui (Mt Maunganui Main Beach & Mount Maunganui Base Track) and Experience Comvita (in Paengaroa). Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, get impressive views of Waimangu Volcanic Valley, identify plant and animal life at Redwoods Treewalk, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rotorua trip planner.

Getting from Auckland to Rotorua by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Auckland in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Rotorua, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Wellington

Harbour Capital

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Tonga Island Marine Reserve, then learn about winemaking at Te Aro Wine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Mary of the Angels, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Wellington City Walkways.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Wellington travel route builder app.

Getting from Rotorua to Wellington by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Rotorua in February, plan for slightly colder days in Wellington, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Queenstown

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Lake Hayes Walkway, then do a tasting at Mt Rosa Wines, then trek along Tobins Track, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Queenstown online vacation maker.

Getting from Wellington to Queenstown by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

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Christchurch

Garden City

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
On the 29th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Rapaki Track.

To plan Christchurch vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Queenstown to Christchurch in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in Christchurch sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Christchurch

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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New Zealand travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Hiking Trails · Landmarks
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.