14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Pacific journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Auckland
— 1 night
Bus
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Taupo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rotorua
— 1 night
Drive
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Hahei
— 1 night
Drive
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Auckland
— 1 night
Fly
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Christchurch
Bus
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Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
— 1 night
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Bus to Hokitika i-SITE, Fly to Christchurch, Bus to Akaroa
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Akaroa
— 1 night
Bus
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Christchurch
— 1 night
Fly
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Auckland
— 1 night
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Auckland

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): look for gifts at Pauanesia.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Auckland trip builder.

Zurich, Switzerland to Auckland is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Auckland is 11 hours. When traveling from Zurich in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Auckland: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Auckland

Shopping
Highlights from your trip

Taupo

— 2 nights

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.
You've now added Tongariro Alpine Crossing to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Taupo online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Auckland to Taupo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rotorua.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Rotorua

— 1 night

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.
You've now added Tamaki Maori Village to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: join in the after-dark buzz at Tamaki Maori Village.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rotorua day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Taupo to Rotorua takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Rotorua are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hahei.

Things to do in Rotorua

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Parks · Nature

Hahei

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cathedral Cove Walk as well as Hot Water Beach. On the 6th (Fri), witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Water Beach and then hike along Cathedral Cove Walk.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hahei trip site.

You can drive from Rotorua to Hahei in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Auckland.

Things to do in Hahei

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

Auckland

— 1 night

City of Sails

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Auckland trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hahei to Auckland in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Auckland when traveling from Hahei in November, with lows around 20°C. You will leave for Christchurch on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Christchurch

Garden City

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Christchurch attractions planning app.

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Christchurch takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Auckland in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Christchurch, with lows around 9°C. You will leave for Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Christchurch

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

— 1 night
For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) sightseeing planner.

Getting from Christchurch to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) by bus takes about 4.5 hours. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Akaroa.

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

Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Akaroa

— 1 night

Long Harbour

The French heritage and colonial architecture of Akaroa has broad appeal to anthropologists, historians, architects--and just about anyone with an eye for beautiful, historical buildings and a palate for fine dining.
To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Akaroa trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) to Akaroa takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 9th (Mon), you're off to Christchurch.

Things to do in Akaroa

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Christchurch

— 1 night

Garden City

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Christchurch trip tool.

Traveling by bus from Akaroa to Christchurch takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 10th (Tue), you're off to Auckland.

Things to do in Christchurch

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Auckland

— 1 night

City of Sails

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read our Auckland online trip builder.

You can fly from Christchurch to Auckland in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Christchurch in November, Auckland is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. You will leave for home on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Hiking Trails · Landmarks
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.

Coromandel Peninsula travel guide

4.3
Hiking Trails · Thermal Spas · Hot Springs
Jutting out into the ocean just north of Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula remains a largely uninhabited land of native rainforest and unspoiled sandy beaches. Thanks to the area's preserved wilderness and natural abundance, ecotourism in Coromandel Peninsula has gained in popularity, attracting adventurous vacationers and outdoors enthusiasts. The coastline offers many coves, diving sites, and expeditions out into the ocean for the chance to spot whales and dolphins. Hike, cycle, or kayak inland for scenic landscape largely untouched by human development and industry.