15 days in Gujarat & New Zealand Itinerary

15 days in Gujarat & New Zealand Itinerary

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Vadodara, India
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Ahmedabad, India
— 1 night
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Wellington, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Vadodara, India

Vadodara ©
Tourism in Vadodara, the cultural capital of Gujarat, thrives on four major palace complexes, great regional dance performances, gardens and galleries, and a number of museums offering a wide variety of events, activities, and things to see.
On the 1st (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nandalay Haveli, explore the historical opulence of Lukshmi Vilas Palace, and then take in the architecture and design of Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vadodara trip planner.

Ahmedabad to Vadodara is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Vadodara

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lukshmi Vilas Palace ©
Lukshmi Vilas Palace
Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda ©
Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

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Ahmedabad, India

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
On the 2nd (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kalupur, contemplate the long history of Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, then steep yourself in history at Dada Harir Stepwell, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jami Masjid.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ahmedabad trip planner.

You can drive from Vadodara to Ahmedabad in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home ©
Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home
Jami Masjid ©
Jami Masjid
Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kalupur ©
Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kalupur

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Auckland, New Zealand

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.
On the 4th (Fri), get impressive views of Mount Eden, then take in the waterfront activity at Viaduct Harbour, then make a trip to SkyTower, and finally stop by Pauanesia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

Make your Auckland itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Ahmedabad to Auckland in 20.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 6.5 hours. When traveling from Ahmedabad in December, plan for cooler days in Auckland, with highs around 20°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Museums · Wineries
Highlights from your plan
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Wine Tours & Tastings

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Rotorua, New Zealand

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rotorua: Taupo (Huka Falls Walkway & Waipahihi Botanical Gardens). There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, delve into the lush surroundings at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, trot along with a tour on horseback, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rotorua online tour planner.

Getting from Auckland to Rotorua by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Auckland in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Rotorua, with highs around 25°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Taupo, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway

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Wellington, New Zealand

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 9th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Victoria, and then examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at New Zealand Parliament, then take a memorable ride with Wellington Cable Car, then admire the natural beauty at Wellington Botanic Garden, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Wellington travel route site.

Traveling by flight from Rotorua to Wellington takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Wellington Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
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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Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Queenstown: Milford Sound (in Te Anau) and Milford Foreshore Walk (in Milford). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hollyford Track, tee off at Queenstown Golf Club, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Queenstown.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Queenstown travel route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Queenstown takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Milford Sound, Hollyford Track, Milford Foreshore Walk
Highlights from your plan
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown

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