32 days in Perth, New Zealand & London Itinerary

32 days in Perth, New Zealand & London Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London, United Kingdom
Train + Fly:  20 h
1
Perth, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  10 h
2
Auckland, New Zealand
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h
3
Paihia, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Hot Water Beach, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Wellington, New Zealand
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Kaiteriteri, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Punakaiki, New Zealand
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
10
Franz Josef, New Zealand
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
11
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Manapouri, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
13
Wanaka, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
14
Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
15
Christchurch, New Zealand
— Few hours
Fly + Train:  28 h
16
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
End: London, United Kingdom

5
nights
Perth, Australia

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and find something for the whole family at Adventure World.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Perth trip maker.

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 8 hours. Traveling from London in January, things will get much hotter in Perth: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Theme Parks

Side Trips

Fremantle, Adventure World, Perth Zoo, Caversham Wildlife Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): enjoy a live performance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, then brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, and then take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Auckland travel route builder app.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Auckland takes 10 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 4 hours. When traveling from Perth in January, plan for cooler days in Auckland, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Paihia.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums Nightlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

3
nights
Paihia, New Zealand

Paihia ©
The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
On the 8th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Paihia Harbour, contemplate the long history of Waitangi Treaty Grounds, then take in the dramatic scenery at Haruru Falls, and finally view the masterpieces at Kings Theatre Creative. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Kawakawa Memorial Library Centre, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paihia trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Auckland to Paihia in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hot Water Beach.

Things to do in Paihia

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kawakawa, Haruru Falls
Highlights from your plan
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Hot Water Beach, New Zealand

Hot Water Beach ©
Named after the geothermal springs that supply the coast with pleasantly warm water ideal for swimming and soaking, Hot Water Beach attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.
When in Hot Water Beach, make a side trip to see Mahara, The Unique Sculpture Park and Pottery in Tai Tapu, approximately Tai Tapu away. The adventure continues: stroll through Hot Water Beach and view the masterpieces at Moko Artspace.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hot Water Beach online trip maker.

Getting from Paihia to Hot Water Beach by car takes about 5.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Hot Water Beach are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Hot Water Beach

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mahara, The Unique Sculpture Park and Pottery
Highlights from your plan
Hot Water Beach ©
Hot Water Beach
Moko Artspace ©
Moko Artspace
Mahara, The Unique Sculpture Park and Pottery ©
Mahara, The Unique Sculpture Park and Pottery

1
night
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua
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.
To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rotorua trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Hot Water Beach to Rotorua takes 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 13th (Mon), you're off to Tongariro National Park.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

Tongariro National Park ©
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Tawhai Falls, hike along Tongariro Alpine Crossing, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Taranaki Falls. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get impressive views of Mount Ruapehu.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tongariro National Park trip builder.

Getting from Rotorua to Tongariro National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Taranaki Falls ©
Taranaki Falls
Mount Ruapehu ©
Mount Ruapehu

1
night
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.
To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Wellington holiday planning tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Tongariro National Park to Wellington in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Wellington, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 15th (Wed), you're off to Kaiteriteri.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Outdoors Tours

2
nights
Kaiteriteri, New Zealand

Kaiteriteri ©
Kaiteriteri is a town and seaside resort in the Tasman Region of the South Island of New Zealand. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaiteriteri: Takaka (Rawhiti Cave Track, Pupu Hydro Walkway, &more), Wainui Falls Track (in Abel Tasman National Park) and Ngarua Caves (in Motueka). There's much more to do: trek along Abel Tasman Coast Track, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaiteriteri Beach, get outside with u-fly extreme, and explore and take pictures at Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs).

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kaiteriteri planner.

You can drive from Wellington to Kaiteriteri in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Punakaiki.

Things to do in Kaiteriteri

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Takaka, Abel Tasman National Park, Motueka, Riwaka Resurgence, Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs)
Highlights from your plan
Abel Tasman Coast Track ©
Abel Tasman Coast Track
Wainui Falls Track ©
Wainui Falls Track
Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs) ©
Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs)

1
night
Punakaiki, New Zealand

Punakaiki
Punakaiki is a small community on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, between Westport and Greymouth. For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Punakaiki vacation planning website.

You can drive from Kaiteriteri to Punakaiki in 4 hours. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel to Franz Josef.

Things to do in Punakaiki

Outdoors Tours Adventure

1
night
Franz Josef, New Zealand

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, trek along Fox Glacier South Side Walk, and then look for all kinds of wild species at West Coast Wildlife Centre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Franz Josef trip planner.

Traveling by car from Punakaiki to Franz Josef takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Queenstown.

Things to do in Franz Josef

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Fox Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Fox Glacier South Side Walk ©
Fox Glacier South Side Walk
Helicopter Tours
West Coast Wildlife Centre ©
West Coast Wildlife Centre

3
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Step out of Queenstown with an excursion to Milford Sound in Te Anau--about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park, and steep yourself in history at Fallen Soldiers Memorial.

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

Drive from Franz Josef to Queenstown in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Manapouri.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Milford Sound
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Manapouri, New Zealand

Manapouri ©
Manapouri is a small town in Southland / Fiordland, in the southwest corner of the South Island, in New Zealand. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Te Anau Bird Sanctuary, then pause for some photo ops at Quintin Mackinnon Monument, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Te Anau, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Te Anau Glowworm Caves.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Manapouri day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Manapouri takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Wanaka.

Things to do in Manapouri

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Te Anau
Highlights from your plan
Te Anau Glowworm Caves ©
Te Anau Glowworm Caves
Kepler Track ©
Kepler Track
Lake Te Anau ©
Lake Te Anau

2
nights
Wanaka, New Zealand

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.
On the 25th (Sat), take a memorable tour with Tours and then contemplate the waterfront views at Wanaka. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wanaka, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then pause for some photo ops at Wanaka War Memorial.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Wanaka itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Manapouri to Wanaka. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mt. Cook Village.

Things to do in Wanaka

Tours Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Lake Wanaka ©
Lake Wanaka
Helicopter Tours

2
nights
Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand

Mt. Cook Village ©
Siting under towering peaks of New Zealand's highest mountain, Mt.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get outside with Aoraki/Mt. Cook, trek along Hooker Valley Track, and then trek along Kea Point Track.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mt. Cook Village trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wanaka to Mt. Cook Village. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Mt. Cook Village

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
Highlights from your plan
Hooker Valley Track ©
Hooker Valley Track
Aoraki/Mt. Cook ©
Aoraki/Mt. Cook
Kea Point Track ©
Kea Point Track

few
hours
Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
On the 28th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Canterbury Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Christchurch trip planning app.

Getting from Mt. Cook Village to Christchurch by car takes about 4 hours. January in Christchurch sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Christchurch

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Getting from Christchurch to London by combination of flight and train takes about 28 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Christchurch to London. While traveling from Christchurch, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in London, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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