8 days in New Zealand Itinerary

8 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tiruchirappalli
Fly:  20 h 45 min
1
Christchurch
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
2
Rotorua
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Auckland
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h
End: Tiruchirappalli

1
night
Christchurch

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
On the 17th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Christchurch Gondola, get engrossed in the history at Canterbury Museum, thenstroll around Christchurch Botanic Gardens, and finally let little ones run wild at Margaret Mahy Family Playground.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Christchurch trip planner.

Tiruchirappalli, India to Christchurch is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6.5 hours traveling from Tiruchirappalli to Christchurch. While traveling from Tiruchirappalli, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Christchurch, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Christchurch

Parks Museums Transportation
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Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Christchurch Gondola ©
Christchurch Gondola
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Taupo (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Huka Falls Walkway, &more) and Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, make a trip to Fancy Meow Cat Cafe, witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, and contemplate the long history of Te Puia.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rotorua road trip site.

You can fly from Christchurch to Rotorua in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Christchurch in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rotorua, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Taupo, Hobbiton Movie Set
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set

2
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.
On the 21st (Mon), enjoy the thrill of live dance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, examine the collection at Auckland Museum, thenstop by Pauanesia, and finally take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Auckland day trip tool.

You can drive from Rotorua to Auckland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Rotorua in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Auckland: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 20°C at night. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

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

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