9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

9 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paihia
— 1 night
2
Taupo
— 2 nights
3
Wellington
— 1 night
4
Fox Glacier
— 1 night
5
Queenstown
— 2 nights

1
night
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 12th (Mon): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, thenstop by Paihia Bookshop, thensteep yourself in history at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paihia trip website.

Brisbane, Australia to Paihia is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Paihia, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Paihia

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Paihia Bookshop ©
Paihia Bookshop

2
nights
Taupo

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): look for gifts at Souvenir Outlet, hike along Huka Falls Walkway, thenmake a trip to Maori Rock Carvings, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Huka Prawn Park, witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Taupo trip maker site.

Getting from Paihia to Taupo by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition, get a sense of history and politics at New Zealand Parliament, thentake a memorable ride with Wellington Cable Car, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Wellington trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Taupo to Wellington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Wellington can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums Transportation Historic Sites
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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 Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car

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night
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 16th (Fri): stroll through Fox Glacier South Side Walk and then trek along Hooker Valley Track. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at West Coast Wildlife Centre, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thenexplore the striking landscape at Franz Josef Glacier, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fox Glacier trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Wellington to Fox Glacier takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Queenstown.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Franz Josef, Hooker Valley Track
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Hooker Valley Track ©
Hooker Valley Track
Franz Josef Glacier ©
Franz Josef Glacier
Fox Glacier South Side Walk ©
Fox Glacier South Side Walk

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see Off-Road Tours, look for gifts at Wilson Gallery, have some family-friendly fun at Fear Factory Queenstown, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour. On your second day here, have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park, thenget a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally steep yourself in history at Fallen Soldiers Memorial.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Queenstown online road trip planner.

Getting from Fox Glacier to Queenstown by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Outdoors Fun & Games
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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