26 days in Auckland & Christchurch Itinerary

26 days in Auckland & Christchurch Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hobart
Fly:  9 h
1
Auckland
— 14 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Christchurch
— 11 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Hobart

14
nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Piha Beach and Orewa Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Patrick's Cathedral and Ewelme Cottage. Change things up with these side-trips from Auckland: Brick Bay Sculpture Trail (in Snells Beach), Piha (Arataki Visitor Centre & Kitekite Falls) and Warkworth (Omaha Beach, Tawharanui Regional Park, &more). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bethells Beach, contemplate the geological forces at One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie), and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Auckland tour itinerary planning app.

Hobart, Australia to Auckland is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hobart to Auckland is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Auckland when traveling from Hobart in April, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Warkworth, Piha, Matakana, Paeroa, Leigh
Highlights from your plan
Piha Beach ©
Piha Beach
Muriwai Gannet Colony ©
Muriwai Gannet Colony
Orewa Beach ©
Orewa Beach

11
nights
Christchurch

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Geraldine Observatory and Sumner Beach (Cave Rock). Relax by the water at Leithfield Beach and Waikuku Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Christchurch: Cheviot (Findlay's Lookout Track, Cheviot Hills Reserve, &more), Geraldine (Susan Badcock Studio & The Giant Jersey) and Akaroa (Britomart Monument, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Hills, steep yourself in history at Taylors Mistake - Awaroa / Godley Head Walk, get to know the resident critters at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, and let little ones run wild at Margaret Mahy Family Playground.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Christchurch tour site.

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 April, expect cooler with lows of 8°C in Christchurch. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Christchurch

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Akaroa, Cheviot, Geraldine, Methven, Waikuku Beach
Highlights from your plan
Geraldine Observatory ©
Geraldine Observatory
Sumner Beach (Cave Rock) ©
Sumner Beach (Cave Rock)
Port Hills ©
Port Hills

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