15 days in New Zealand Itinerary

15 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Auckland
— 2 nights
2
Wellington
— 3 nights
3
Christchurch
— 4 nights
4
Queenstown
— 5 nights

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.
Auckland is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower, enjoy the thrill of live dance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, and contemplate the geological forces at Mount Eden.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Auckland itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Auckland. November in Auckland sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cheltenham Beach
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Mount Eden ©
Mount Eden

3
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.
Wellington is known for museums, wildlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition, identify plant and animal life at ZEALANDIA Sanctuary, and get to know the resident critters at Wellington Zoo.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Wellington attractions website.

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Wellington takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Wellington when traveling from Auckland in November, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Wellington Botanic Garden
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Wellington Botanic Garden ©
Wellington Botanic Garden
Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car

4
nights
Christchurch

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Christchurch is known for parks, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Christchurch Botanic Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Canterbury Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Uprising, and explore the world behind art at Christchurch Art Gallery (Te Puna o Waiwhetu).

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Christchurch road trip planning tool.

Getting from Wellington to Christchurch by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Wellington in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Christchurch, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Christchurch

Museums Transportation Parks
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Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
TranzAlpine Train ©
TranzAlpine Train
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from Queenstown to Te Anau to see Milford Sound about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wakatipu, stroll through Lake Gunn, and learn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Queenstown vacation builder website.

Traveling by flight from Christchurch to Queenstown takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lake Gunn, Milford Sound
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Kiwi Birdlife Park ©
Kiwi Birdlife Park

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