9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Auckland
— 1 night
2
Rotorua
— 3 nights
3
Queenstown
— 3 nights

1
night
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.
Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Devonport, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, and then don't miss a visit to SkyTower.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Auckland 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. When traveling from Bengaluru in December, plan for slightly colder days in Auckland, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Devonport ©
Devonport

3
nights
Rotorua

Rotorua ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Rotorua side-trips: Taupo (Huka Honey Hive, Huka Falls Walkway, &more) and Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera). And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, delve into the lush surroundings at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rotorua trip maker app.

You can drive from Auckland to Rotorua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Auckland in December, you will find days in Rotorua are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are slightly colder (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Rotorua

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Side Trips

Taupo, Hobbiton Movie Set
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Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set
Zipline
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

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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.
On the 6th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at William Gilbert Rees Statue, get interesting insight from Tours, thenlearn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, thenget the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then don't miss a visit to Fallen Soldiers Memorial.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Queenstown day trip planning tool.

Fly from Rotorua to Queenstown in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Zipline

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