31 days in New Zealand Itinerary

31 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Fly
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Queenstown
— 4 nights
Bus
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Te Anau
— 4 nights
Bus
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Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Wellington
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Tongariro National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Taupo
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Rotorua
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Waitomo Caves
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Auckland
— 1 night
Drive
10
Paihia
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 22nd (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of The Remarkables Ski Area. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take an exotic tour of Nomad Safaris, take a memorable tour with Tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Queenstown using our trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Queenstown is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Queenstown, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
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Spa
Spas
4.5

4
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Te Anau to Milford Sound to see Boat Tours & Water Sports about 1 hour away. Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring at Doubtful Sound. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound, take a pleasant ride with Westray Adventures - Horse Treks & Quad Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at Fiordland Massage Clinic, and identify plant and animal life at Te Anau Bird Sanctuary.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Te Anau trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Queenstown to Te Anau takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu).

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Doubtful Sound ©
Water Body
Doubtful Sound
4.7
Milford Sound ©
Water Body
Milford Sound
4.8

4
nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu): Fox Glacier (Moraine Walk, Fox Glacier Hiking Trails, &more).

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) trip app.

Getting from Te Anau to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) by bus takes about 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

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Aoraki/Mt. Cook ©
Outdoor Activity
Aoraki/Mt. Cook
4.9

2
nights
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 3rd (Mon), take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition, then ponder the world of politics at New Zealand Parliament, then contemplate the long history of Wellington Cable Car, and finally examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary, then meet the residents at Wellington Zoo, and then get great views at Mount Victoria.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Wellington trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) to Wellington takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in July, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tongariro National Park.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
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2
nights
Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Tawhai Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Taranaki Falls, capture your vacation like a pro with Mountain Air Scenic Flights Day Tour, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Te Porere Redoubt, and finally don't miss a visit to Mead's Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): hike along Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tongariro National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Wellington to Tongariro National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Taupo.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
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Tawhai Falls ©
Waterfall
Tawhai Falls
4.6

4
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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.
Taupo is known for nature, adventure, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, get in on the family fun at Huka Prawn Park, don't miss a visit to Maori Rock Carvings, and stop by Huka Honey Hive.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Taupo visit website.

Getting from Tongariro National Park to Taupo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Huka Falls Walkway
Waterfall
Huka Falls Walkway
4.7

4
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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.
Take a break from Rotorua with a short trip to Hobbiton Movie Set in Hinuera, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, contemplate the geological forces at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rotorua trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Taupo to Rotorua by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rotorua are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

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Must see
Zipline
4.7

2
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Waitomo Caves

Head deep beneath the surface of the earth at Waitomo Caves, a village and cave system that draws both extreme sports enthusiasts and those wanting something a little more relaxed.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): hike along Ruakuri Walk, explore the fascinating underground world of Ruakuri Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Waitomo Glowworm Caves, then explore the fascinating underground world of Caveworld, and finally get outside with Waitomo Clay Birds. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get the lay of the land with Glowing Adventures, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Footwhistle Glowworm Cave.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Waitomo Caves vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Rotorua to Waitomo Caves in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours
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Glowing Adventures ©
Walking tour
Glowing Adventures
5.0
©
River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
4.6

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.
On the 17th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, learn about all things military at Auckland Museum, then look for gifts at Pauanesia, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Auckland day trip planner.

Drive from Waitomo Caves to Auckland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Auckland are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Paihia.

Things to do in Auckland

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SkyTower ©
Must see
SkyTower
4.4
Auckland Museum ©
Military Museum
Auckland Museum
4.6

3
nights
Paihia

The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Bay of Islands, then contemplate the long history of Pompallier Mission and Printery, and then do a tasting at Omata Estate. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at St James Anglican Church, admire the natural beauty at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paihia journey planner.

You can drive from Auckland to Paihia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paihia

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Historic Site
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
4.6
The Parrot Place ©
Wildlife Area
The Parrot Place
4.6

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