34 days in New Zealand & Singapore Itinerary

34 days in New Zealand & Singapore Itinerary

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34 days in New Zealand & Singapore Itinerary

Start: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Fly:  29 h
1
Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Paihia, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Whakapapa, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Wellington, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
6
Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Bus:  3 h 15 min
8
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  17 h 15 min
9
Singapore, Singapore
— 6 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Glasgow, United Kingdom

2
nights
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.
Auckland is known for nature, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower, stroll through Cheltenham Beach, brush up on your military savvy at Auckland War Memorial Museum, and meet the residents at Auckland Zoo.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Auckland day trip planning website .

Glasgow, UK to Auckland is an approximately 29-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 12 hour difference. In February, Auckland is much hotter than Glasgow - with highs of 26°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Paihia.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cheltenham Beach
Highlights from your plan
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Waiheke Island
Waiheke Island

3
nights
Paihia, New Zealand

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.
Paihia is known for wildlife, historic sites, nature, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, look for gifts at Paihia Bookshop, step off the mainland to explore Urupukapuka Island, and look for all kinds of wild species at Paihia Harbour.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paihia day trip app .

Traveling by car from Auckland to Paihia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Paihia

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

KeriKeri New Zealand
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Urupukapuka Island ©
Urupukapuka Island

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Taupo (Huka Honey Hive, Huka Falls Walkway, & more) and Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera). And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, explore and take pictures at Te Puia, identify plant and animal life at Redwoods Treewalk, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rotorua trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Paihia to Rotorua takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March in Rotorua, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Whakapapa.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Taupo, Hobbiton Movie Set
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

3
nights
Whakapapa, New Zealand

Step out of Whakapapa to go to Turangi and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 34 minutes away.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Whakapapa route builder app .

Drive from Rotorua to Whakapapa in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Whakapapa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Tongariro National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Ohakune Old Coach Road ©
Ohakune Old Coach Road

3
nights
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.
Wellington is known for museums, wildlife, classes, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, look for all kinds of wild species at ZEALANDIA Sanctuary, take in the pleasant sights at Hapuka Estuary Walk, and take in the dramatic natural features at Pinnacles Track.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Wellington online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Whakapapa to Wellington in 4.5 hours. March in Wellington sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mt. Cook Village.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Hapuka Estuary Walk, Wellington Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car
Wellington Botanic Garden ©
Wellington Botanic Garden

2
nights
Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand

Mt. Cook Village ©
Siting under towering peaks of New Zealand's highest mountain, Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): stroll through Governors Bush Walk, then trek along Glencoe Walk, then hike along Hooker Valley Track, and finally explore the activities along Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mueller Hut Route, hike along Kea Point Track, and then head outdoors with Aoraki/Mt. Cook.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mt. Cook Village trip maker website .

Explore your travel options from Wellington to Mt. Cook Village with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Mt. Cook Village

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Step out of Queenstown with an excursion to Mount Aspiring National Park in Wanaka--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, get interesting insight from Tours, learn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Queenstown trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Mt. Cook Village to Queenstown by car takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Mount Aspiring National Park
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Zipline

4
nights
Te Anau, New Zealand

Te Anau ©
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
Go for a jaunt from Te Anau to Milford to see Milford Foreshore Walk about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Milford Sound, identify plant and animal life at Te Anau Bird Sanctuary, trek along The Chasm Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Gunn.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Te Anau sightseeing planner .

You can take a bus from Queenstown to Te Anau in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Fiordland National Park, Milford Foreshore Walk
Highlights from your plan
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track

6
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Change things up with a short trip to Universal Studios Singapore in Sentosa Island (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo, take a stroll through Chinatown, stroll around Singapore Botanic Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Singapore trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Te Anau to Singapore takes 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Te Anau to Singapore is minus 4 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Singapore can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Highlights from your plan
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer

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