13 days in New Zealand & Seattle Itinerary

13 days in New Zealand & Seattle Itinerary

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13 days in New Zealand & Seattle Itinerary

Bellingham, United States
Fly:  30​h
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Bellingham, United States

4
days
Te Anau, New Zealand

Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
On the 12th (Sun), hike the day away at Routeburn Track. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Milford Sound, Head underground at Te Anau Glowworm Caves, and explore the activities along Doubtful Sound.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Te Anau itinerary planner.

Bellingham, USA to Te Anau is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll lose 20 hours traveling from Bellingham to Te Anau due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Queenstown.

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Milford Sound
Routeburn Track
Doubtful Sound

4
days
Queenstown, New Zealand

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, nature, spas, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, learn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Queenstown custom trip planner.

Drive from Te Anau to Queenstown in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Skyline Queenstown
Speed Boats Tours

3
days
Seattle, United States

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and explore and take pictures at Safeco Field.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle sightseeing planner.

Getting from Queenstown to Seattle by flight takes about 22.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Queenstown to Seattle is minus 20 hours. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in November, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle

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