14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Rotorua
— 3 nights
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Taupo
— 1 night
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3
Wellington
— 2 nights
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4
Queenstown
— 5 nights
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Auckland
— 1 night
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Rotorua

Sulphur City

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Papamoa Beach and Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Buried Village of Te Wairoa and Te Puia. When in Rotorua, make a side trip to see Mt Maunganui Main Beach in Mount Maunganui, approximately Mount Maunganui away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk, visit Eat Street, get impressive views of Waimangu Volcanic Valley, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rotorua day trip site.

Cleveland, USA to Rotorua is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Cleveland to Rotorua. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Cleveland in August, with highs in Rotorua at 59°F and lows at 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Taupo.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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Papamoa Beach ©
Must see
Papamoa Beach
4.9

1
night
Taupo

Great Cloak of Tia

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 14th (Fri): hike along Huka Falls Walkway, then take in the natural beauty of Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally test your team's savvy at The Locked Room.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Taupo tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rotorua to Taupo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Taupo

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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2
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Wellington

Harbour Capital

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.
On the 15th (Sat), examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, learn about all things military at National War Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at Old St Paul's, then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Oriental Bay. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition, look for all kinds of wild species at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, and then catch a ride on Wellington Cable Car.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Wellington trip builder website.

Getting from Taupo to Wellington by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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5
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Queenstown

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Get some cultural insight at Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery and Chard Farm Winery. Get in touch with nature at Wanaka and UnderDog Sled Dog Tours. Explore Queenstown's surroundings by going to Wanaka (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Snow Farm NZ, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Queenstown Hill, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, see Off-Road Tours, and head outdoors with Arrowtown Village.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Queenstown online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Wellington to Queenstown in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Scenic Drive

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Snow Farm NZ ©
Must see
Snow Farm NZ
4.4
Wanaka ©
Must see
Wanaka
4.7
Mount Iron Track ©
Must see
Mount Iron Track
4.8

1
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Auckland

City of Sails

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 22nd (Sat): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then learn about all things military at Auckland Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Kiwa Art.

To plan Auckland vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Queenstown to Auckland in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In August, daily temperatures in Auckland can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Shopping

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Auckland Museum ©
Military Museum
Auckland Museum
4.6
Kiwa Art ©
Art Gallery
Kiwa Art
4.9

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