15 days in New Zealand Itinerary

15 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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15 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Wellington
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Rotorua
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Dunedin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Queenstown
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Te Anau
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Pune

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.
On the 10th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa).

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Wellington trip itinerary planning tool .

Pune, India to Wellington is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Pune to Wellington due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums Beaches Parks
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Oriental Bay ©
Oriental Bay
Old St Paul's ©
Old St Paul's

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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.
On the 12th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Wai-O-Tapu Mud Pools, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Te Puia, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, get impressive views of Waimangu Volcanic Valley, then have some family-friendly fun at OGO Rotorua, and finally get engrossed in the history at Rotorua Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rotorua trip site .

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Rotorua takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October in Rotorua, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dunedin.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Waimangu Volcanic Valley
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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Government Gardens ©
Government Gardens
Te Puia ©
Te Puia

3
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Dunedin

With its history proudly stemming from the Scottish settlers who came here during the colonial era, Dunedin's streets are lined with well-preserved examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, while a new culture of nightlife and fine dining takes hold around them.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Olveston Historic Home, admire the natural beauty at Dunedin Botanic Garden, then don't miss a visit to The World's Steepest Street, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Otago Museum, then tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Speight’s Brewery.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dunedin trip site .

Getting from Rotorua to Dunedin by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Queenstown.

Things to do in Dunedin

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Rail Tours
Dunedin Botanic Garden ©
Dunedin Botanic Garden
Otago Museum ©
Otago Museum

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Queenstown

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Explore hidden gems such as Queenstown Hill and Fear Factory Queenstown. On the 19th (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Coronet Peak. There's much more to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

Discover how to plan a Queenstown trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dunedin to Queenstown in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Queenstown Hill ©
Queenstown Hill
Coronet Peak ©
Coronet Peak

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nights
Te Anau

Te Anau ©
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound, identify plant and animal life at Doubtful Sound, and look for gifts at Kowhai Gifts & Souvenirs.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Te Anau tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Te Anau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound

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