8 days in New Zealand Itinerary

8 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Wellington
— 1 night
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Fox Glacier
— 2 nights
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Taupo
— 1 day
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Paihia
— 1 night

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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 6th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition and then examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Wellington trip tool.

Moscow, Russia to Wellington is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Moscow to Wellington. Traveling from Moscow in December, expect Wellington to be much warmer, temps between 22°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums
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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

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Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier ©
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): kick back and relax at Gillespies Beach and then hike along Moraine Walk. On the next day, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then explore the striking landscape at Franz Josef Glacier, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hooker Valley Track.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fox Glacier online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Wellington to Fox Glacier in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Hooker Valley Track, Franz Josef Glacier
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Franz Josef Glacier ©
Franz Josef Glacier
Gillespies Beach ©
Gillespies Beach
Hooker Valley Track ©
Hooker Valley Track

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Taupo

Taupo
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 9th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Tukairangi Gallery, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Taupo route builder tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Fox Glacier to Taupo takes 13 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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Paihia

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours, contemplate the long history of Waitangi Treaty Grounds, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Paihia Harbour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Paihia route website.

Fly from Taupo to Paihia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paihia

Parks · Wildlife · Tours
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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