11 days in New Zealand Itinerary

11 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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11 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Indore
Fly:  24 h
1
Queenstown
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Wellington
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
3
Rotorua
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Auckland
— 1 night
Fly:  24 h
End: Indore

3
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.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the activities along Lake Wakatipu, and view the masterpieces at Silver Fern Gallery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Queenstown trip app.

Indore, India to Queenstown is an approximately 24- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Indore to Queenstown is 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Fun & Games Tours
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Lake Wakatipu
Lake Wakatipu

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition, then get a sense of history and politics at New Zealand Parliament, then catch a ride on Wellington Cable Car, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Wellington trip planner.

You can fly from Queenstown to Wellington in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums Historic Sites Transportation
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Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car
The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rotorua: Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera) and Taupo (Souvenir Outlet, Huka Falls Walkway, &more). There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, don't miss a visit to Amokura Glass, take a memorable tour with Tours, and do a tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rotorua driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Wellington to Rotorua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Taupo, Hobbiton Movie Set
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

1
night
Auckland

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, and then take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Auckland itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Auckland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Rotorua in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Auckland. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Tours Museums
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Wine Tours & Tastings

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