11 days in New Zealand Itinerary

11 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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11 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Christchurch
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Wellington
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Taupo
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 45​min
5
Auckland
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Singapore

2
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.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, wildlife, spas, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, do a tasting at Chard Farm Winery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Remarkables Ski Area.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Queenstown trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Queenstown is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Queenstown is 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
The Remarkables Ski Area ©
The Remarkables Ski Area
Coronet Peak ©
Coronet Peak

1
night
Christchurch

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take a memorable ride with TranzAlpine Train and then take in nature's colorful creations at Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Christchurch journey planner .

You can fly from Queenstown to Christchurch in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Christchurch

Tours Transportation Parks
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TranzAlpine Train ©
TranzAlpine Train
Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens

1
night
Wellington

Wellington
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 26th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition, head outdoors with Great Alpine Highway, and then examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Wellington trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Christchurch to Wellington in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Wellington when traveling from Christchurch in July, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Great Alpine Highway
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The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition
Great Alpine Highway ©
Great Alpine Highway

3
nights
Taupo

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Explore Taupo's surroundings by going to Rotorua (Lady Knox Geyser, Horseback Riding Tours, & more). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, hike along Huka Falls Walkway, get in on the family fun at Huka Prawn Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Souvenir Outlet & Mountain Bike Hire.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Taupo route maker app .

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Taupo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Rotorua
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Zipline
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): learn about all things military at Auckland War Memorial Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then make a trip to Sky Tower.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Auckland trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Taupo to Auckland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Auckland sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Room Escape Games

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