10 days in New Zealand Itinerary

10 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Christchurch
— 1 night
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Greymouth
— 1 night
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Franz Josef
— 2 nights
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Wanaka
— 1 night
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Te Anau
— 1 night
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Queenstown
— 2 nights
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Lake Tekapo
— 1 night
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Christchurch
— 1 day

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Christchurch

Christchurch

Garden City

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Christchurch route website.

Tauranga to Christchurch is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tauranga in November since evenings lows in Christchurch dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Greymouth.

Things to do in Christchurch

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

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Greymouth

Greymouth
Greymouth is the largest town in the West Coast region in the South Island of New Zealand, and the seat of the Grey District Council. To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Greymouth day trip planning app.

Getting from Christchurch to Greymouth by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Franz Josef.

Things to do in Greymouth

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

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Franz Josef

Franz Josef ©
Located in the World Heritage Site that is home to its eponymous glacier, the town of Franz Josef provides a comfortable and welcoming rest spot for adventurers after a long day out on the ice.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Franz Josef itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Greymouth to Franz Josef by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for the bus ride to Wanaka.

Things to do in Franz Josef

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Franz Josef Glacier
4.5
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Scenic Walking Area
Lake Matheson Walk
4.4
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Spa
Spas
3.2

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Wanaka

Wanaka
Situated on the shores of Lake Wanaka in the Otago region, Wanaka has become a popular ski and summer resort area, owing to its extensive views of the lake and its proximity to some of the best slopes in the country.
For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Wanaka online journey planner.

Getting from Franz Josef to Wanaka by bus takes about 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Wanaka

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

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night
Te Anau

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.
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To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Te Anau road trip planning app.

Getting from Wanaka to Te Anau by bus takes about 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Side Trip

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Queenstown

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Artbay Gallery and then take in nature's colorful creations at Queenstown Gardens.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Queenstown trip planner.

Getting from Te Anau to Queenstown by bus takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lake Tekapo.

Things to do in Queenstown

Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Art Gallery
Artbay Gallery
4.8

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Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo
Located in a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve, Lake Tekapo offers evenings of stargazing and days of long walks.
For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lake Tekapo day trip planning app.

Getting from Queenstown to Lake Tekapo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Christchurch.

Things to do in Lake Tekapo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

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Christchurch

Christchurch ©

Garden City

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): make a trip to 185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial, make a trip to Cardboard Cathedral, then examine the collection at Quake City, and finally stroll around Hagley Park.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Christchurch trip planner.

You can drive from Lake Tekapo to Christchurch in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Christchurch

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Park
Hagley Park
4.7
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Specialty Museum
Quake City
4.4

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