7 days in Auckland & Queenstown Itinerary

7 days in Auckland & Queenstown Itinerary

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Auckland
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Auckland

— 2 nights

City of Sails

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 13th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Nelson Street Cycleway, step off the mainland to explore Waiheke Island, get impressive views of Rangitoto Island, shop like a local with Devonport, then enjoy the thrill of live dance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Viaduct Harbour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Hauraki Gulf, look for gifts at Pauanesia, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Auckland Zoo, then get impressive views of Mount Eden, and finally examine the collection at Auckland Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Auckland trip maker app.

Brisbane, Australia to Auckland is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Brisbane to Auckland due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Brisbane in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Auckland, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. You will leave for Queenstown on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wineries

Queenstown

— 4 nights

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Explore Queenstown's surroundings by going to Te Anau (The Chasm Walk, Milford Sound, &more). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, admire the natural beauty at Queenstown Gardens, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read Queenstown travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Auckland to Queenstown by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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