35 days in New Zealand & Thailand Itinerary

35 days in New Zealand & Thailand Itinerary

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Dunedin, New Zealand
— 1 night
2
Christchurch, New Zealand
— 1 night
3
Wellington, New Zealand
— 2 nights
4
Taumarunui, New Zealand
— 2 nights
5
Whakatane, New Zealand
— 3 nights
6
Coromandel, New Zealand
— 1 night
7
Auckland, New Zealand
— 1 night
8
Bangkok, Thailand
— 7 nights
9
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 7 nights
10
Patong, Thailand
— 7 nights

1
night
Dunedin, New Zealand

Dunedin
With its history proudly stemming from the Scottish settlers who came here during the colonial era, Dunedin's streets are lined with well-preserved examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, while a new culture of nightlife and fine dining takes hold around them.
For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dunedin trip itinerary planner.

Invercargill to Dunedin is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Christchurch.

Things to do in Dunedin

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Christchurch visit planner.

You can drive from Dunedin to Christchurch in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Wellington.

Things to do in Christchurch

Outdoors Tours Parks

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at New Zealand Parliament, catch a ride on Wellington Cable Car, thenexamine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Wellington driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Christchurch to Wellington in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Christchurch in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Wellington. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Taumarunui.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums Transportation Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car

2
nights
Taumarunui, New Zealand

Taumarunui ©
Taumarunui is a small town in the King Country of the central North Island of New Zealand. On the 10th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Tawhai Falls and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Te Porere Redoubt, thenhike along Tongariro Alpine Crossing, and then stroll through Ridge Track.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Taumarunui road trip website.

Traveling by car from Wellington to Taumarunui takes 5 hours. You'll set off for Whakatane on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Taumarunui

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Tongariro National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Tawhai Falls ©
Tawhai Falls
Ridge Track ©
Ridge Track

3
nights
Whakatane, New Zealand

Whakatane ©
Whakatāne is a town in the eastern Bay of Plenty Region in the North Island of New Zealand, 90 km east of Tauranga and 89 km north-east of Rotorua, at the mouth of the Whakatāne River. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): hike along Whakatane River Walk. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Red Barn Gifts Co-op - Simply Handmade@the Red Barn, look for all kinds of wild species at Whakaari White Island Volcano, and then admire the masterpieces at Whakatane Museum and Arts.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Whakatane trip planner.

Getting from Taumarunui to Whakatane by car takes about 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coromandel.

Things to do in Whakatane

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Whakaari White Island Volcano
Highlights from your plan
Whakaari White Island Volcano ©
Whakaari White Island Volcano
Whakatane River Walk ©
Whakatane River Walk
Ohope Beach ©
Ohope Beach

1
night
Coromandel, New Zealand

Coromandel
Coromandel is a town on the Coromandel Harbour, on the western side of the Coromandel Peninsula, which is on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Coromandel holiday planning website.

Getting from Whakatane to Coromandel by car takes about 4 hours. April in Coromandel sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll set off for Auckland on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Coromandel

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
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.
To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Auckland trip maker app.

You can drive from Coromandel to Auckland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Auckland when traveling from Coromandel in April, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nightlife Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

7
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Pattaya (Walking Street Pattaya, Big C - Central Marina, &more) and Historic City of Ayutthaya (in Ayutthaya). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bangkok trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Bangkok takes 14.5 hours. Traveling from Auckland to Bangkok, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Auckland, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Bangkok, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Pattaya, Historic City of Ayutthaya
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

7
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim) and Doi Inthanon National Park (in Doi Inthanon National Park). Spend the 26th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Rescue Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ched Yot, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Chiang Mai Zoo.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in April, Chiang Mai is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Doi Inthanon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

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nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, let little ones run wild at Kidzoona, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Freedom Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Patong day trip planning website.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Patong in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Chiang Mai in May, plan for little chillier days in Patong, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon, Wat Baan Kamala, Phang Nga Bay.
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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