17 days in New Zealand & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

17 days in New Zealand & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

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17 days in New Zealand & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Fly + Bus:  23​h 15​min
1
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Whitianga, New Zealand
— 3 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Bus:  7​h
3
Hokitika, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
5
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 1 day
End: Kolkata (Calcutta), India

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Agrodome. Discover out-of-the-way places like Horseback Riding Tours and Waimangu Volcanic Valley. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells Gate, have some family-friendly fun at OGO Rotorua, learn about winemaking at Volcanic Hills Winery, and explore the activities along Lake Rotorua.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rotorua trip itinerary maker website .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Rotorua is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rotorua, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Whitianga.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hells Gate
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River Rafting & Tubing
Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Blue Lake Track ©
Blue Lake Track

3
nights
Whitianga, New Zealand

Whitianga ©
Whitianga is a town on the Coromandel Peninsula, in the Waikato Region of New Zealand's North Island. Explore hidden gems such as Whangapoua Beach and The Lost Spring. Get outdoors at New Chums Beach and Hahei Beach Walk. Explore Whitianga's surroundings by going to Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway (in Waihi), Whangamata Beach (in Whangamata) and Hot Water Beach (in Hot Water Beach). There's more to do: stop by Bread & Butter Gallery.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Whitianga trip planner .

You can drive from Rotorua to Whitianga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Whitianga can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hokitika.

Things to do in Whitianga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Whangapoua, Hot Water Beach, Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway, Hahei Beach Walk, Whangamata Beach
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Hahei Beach Walk ©
Hahei Beach Walk
Whangamata Beach ©
Whangamata Beach
Hot Water Beach ©
Hot Water Beach

2
nights
Hokitika, New Zealand

Hokitika ©
Hokitika is a township in the West Coast region of New Zealand's South Island, 40km south of Greymouth, and close to the mouth of the Hokitika River. Get some cultural insight at Bonz 'N Stonz and Hokitika Craft Gallery Co-op. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hokitika Beach and Garth Wilson Jade. Get out of town with these interesting Hokitika side-trips: Greymouth (Nimmo Gallery + Store & Shades Of Jade). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hokitika Gorge Walk, stop by Hokitika Glass Studio, get engrossed in the history at Hokitika Museum, and view the masterpieces at Wilderness Gallery.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hokitika itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Whitianga to Hokitika takes 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Queenstown.

Things to do in Hokitika

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Greymouth
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Hokitika Beach ©
Hokitika Beach
Hokitika Gorge Walk ©
Hokitika Gorge Walk
Glow Worm Dell ©
Glow Worm Dell

3
nights
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.
Head to The Barn and The Remarkable Sweet Shop - Arrowtown Shopfor some retail therapy. Explore hidden gems such as Arrowtown Chinese Settlement and Helicopter Tours. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Arrowtown Village, admire the masterpieces at Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery, trek along Ben Lomond Track, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Queenstown trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Hokitika to Queenstown in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Arrowtown
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Queenstown Hill ©
Queenstown Hill
Ben Lomond Track ©
Ben Lomond Track
River Rafting & Tubing

1
day
Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Dakshineswar Kali Temple and then take a stroll through Park Street.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) vacation builder website .

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 21 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Queenstown to Kolkata (Calcutta), you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Park Street ©
Park Street
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple

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