7 days in New Zealand Itinerary

7 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

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 Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the thrill of live dance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, then make a trip to Alberton, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Auckland Zoo.

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Vancouver, Canada to Auckland is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 20 hours. While traveling from Vancouver, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Auckland, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 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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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

2
nights
Taupo

Taupo
The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, find something for the whole family at Huka Prawn Park, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and finally view the masterpieces at Tukairangi Gallery. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun at Clay Break Taupo, explore the landscape on two wheels at Great Lake Trail, then enjoy some diversion at Taupo Gliding Club, and finally hike along Huka Falls Walkway.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Taupo trip planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Auckland to Taupo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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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 catch a ride on Wellington Cable Car, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

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Fly from Taupo to Wellington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Wellington can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums Parks Transportation

Side Trip

Wellington Botanic Garden
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition
Wellington Botanic Garden ©
Wellington Botanic Garden

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