7 days in New Zealand Itinerary

7 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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7 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Auckland
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Taupo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Wellington
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

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.
On the 27th (Tue), learn about all things military at Auckland War Memorial Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Tower. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the thrill of live dance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, admire the striking features of Alberton, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Auckland Zoo.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Auckland tour itinerary builder app .

Vancouver, Canada to Auckland is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Auckland is 20 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in August, you will find days in Auckland are cooler (14°C), and nights are little chillier (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Auckland

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Sky Tower ©
Sky Tower
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

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 29th (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, then find something for the whole family at Huka Prawn Park, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tukairangi Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Clay Break Taupo, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Great Lake Trail, then have fun at Taupo Gliding Club, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls Walkway.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Auckland to Taupo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 31st (Sat): take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition, then admire the natural beauty at Wellington Botanic Garden, then get around town with Wellington Cable Car, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Wellington vacation app .

Fly from Taupo to Wellington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. August in Wellington sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums Parks Transportation

Side Trip

Wellington Botanic Garden
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The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition
Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car

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