22 days in New Zealand & Niue Itinerary

22 days in New Zealand & Niue Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
2
Wellington, New Zealand
— 3 nights
3
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 4 nights
4
Auckland, New Zealand
— 3 nights
5
Alofi, Niue
— 4 nights

4
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, fly down the slopes at The Remarkables Ski Area, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Queenstown trip itinerary tool.

Milan, Italy to Queenstown is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Milan to Queenstown, you'll lose 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Coronet Peak ©
Coronet Peak
The Remarkables Ski Area ©
The Remarkables Ski Area

3
nights
Wellington, New Zealand

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.
Step out of Wellington with an excursion to Southward Car Museum in Paraparaumu--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, brush up on your military savvy at National War Memorial, admire the landmark architecture of Old St Paul's, and take a memorable ride with Wellington Cable Car.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Wellington trip planner.

Fly from Queenstown to Wellington in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Wellington Botanic Garden, Pataka Art + Museum, Southward Car Museum
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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 Zoo ©
Wellington Zoo

4
nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera) and Taupo (Taupo Rod & Tackle, Huka Falls Walkway, &more). There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk, and explore and take pictures at Te Puia.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rotorua trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Wellington to Rotorua by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Taupo, Hobbiton Movie Set
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Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Zipline

3
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

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: make a trip to SkyTower, enjoy a live performance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Wellington, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Auckland trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rotorua to Auckland by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Rotorua in September, expect nights in Auckland to be a bit warmer, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Alofi.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Kiwa Art, Mt. Wellington
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

4
nights
Alofi, Niue

Alofi ©
Alofi is the capital of the Pacific Ocean island nation of Niue, which is located within the Realm of New Zealand. Alofi is known for parks, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Limu Pools, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hio Beach, explore the galleries of Taoga Niue Museum, and Head underground at Talava Arches.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Alofi day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Alofi takes 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 23 hours traveling from Auckland to Alofi. While traveling from Auckland, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Alofi, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alofi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hio Beach, Limu Pools, Talava Arches
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Limu Pools ©
Limu Pools
Talava Arches ©
Talava Arches
Palaha Cave ©
Palaha Cave

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