22 days in New Zealand Itinerary

22 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Te Anau
— 3 nights
2
Mt. Cook Village
— 2 nights
3
Fox Glacier
— 2 nights
4
Queenstown
— 3 nights
5
Paihia
— 2 nights
6
Rotorua
— 3 nights
7
Whakapapa
— 2 nights
8
Auckland
— 2 nights

3
nights
Te Anau

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.
On the 15th (Sun), hike the day away at Hollyford Track. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Doubtful Sound, explore the fascinating underground world of Te Anau Glowworm Caves, hike along The Chasm Walk, and take some stellar pictures from Te Anau Lion Lookout Point.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Te Anau tour itinerary planner.

Santa Rosa, Brazil to Te Anau is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 15 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Mt. Cook Village.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Fiordland National Park
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Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track

2
nights
Mt. Cook Village

Mt. Cook Village ©
Siting under towering peaks of New Zealand's highest mountain, Mt.
On the 16th (Mon), hike along Mueller Hut Route and then hike along Hooker Valley Track. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Sealy Tarns Track, stroll through Kea Point Track, and then head outdoors with Aoraki/Mt. Cook.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mt. Cook Village trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Te Anau to Mt. Cook Village with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Mt. Cook Village

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
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Aoraki/Mt. Cook ©
Aoraki/Mt. Cook
Hooker Valley Track ©
Hooker Valley Track
Mueller Hut Route ©
Mueller Hut Route

2
nights
Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier ©
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
On the 18th (Wed), hike along Franz Josef Glacier and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moraine Walk. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Fox Glacier South Side Walk, thentake an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gillespies Beach.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fox Glacier route planning app.

You can drive from Mt. Cook Village to Fox Glacier in 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Queenstown.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Franz Josef Glacier
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Franz Josef Glacier ©
Franz Josef Glacier
Gillespies Beach ©
Gillespies Beach
Fox Glacier South Side Walk ©
Fox Glacier South Side Walk

3
nights
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get interesting insight from Tours, and make a trip to Fallen Soldiers Memorial.

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

Traveling by car from Fox Glacier to Queenstown takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Lake Wakatipu
Lake Wakatipu
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Paihia

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stop by Paihia Bookshop, thenget interesting insight from Tours, thencontemplate the long history of Waitangi Treaty Grounds, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Paihia Harbour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): hike along Tapeka Point Track and then head off the coast to Urupukapuka Island.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paihia day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Paihia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Paihia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Tapeka Point Track
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Urupukapuka Island ©
Urupukapuka Island
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour

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.
Explore Rotorua's surroundings by going to Taupo (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Huka Falls Walkway, &more) and Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera). There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, get interesting insight from Tours, steep yourself in history at Te Puia, and do a tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rotorua itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Paihia to Rotorua in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Whakapapa.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Taupo, Hobbiton Movie Set
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set

2
nights
Whakapapa

Whakapapa ©
The country's largest ski resort brings winter sports enthusiasts from all over New Zealand, while a series of short volcano walks as well as numerous alpine crossings make it easy to hike on your Whakapapa trip throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): go from sight to sight with Tongariro Crossing Shuttles, trek along Tongariro Alpine Crossing, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tawhai Falls. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Taranaki Falls, go for a walk through Mead's Wall, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ohakune Old Coach Road.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Whakapapa trip planner.

You can drive from Rotorua to Whakapapa in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Whakapapa

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Tongariro National Park
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Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Tongariro Crossing Shuttles ©
Tongariro Crossing Shuttles
Ohakune Old Coach Road ©
Ohakune Old Coach Road

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, learn about all things military at Auckland Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Auckland itinerary planner.

You can drive from Whakapapa to Auckland in 4.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Auckland are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Wineries Tours Museums
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Wine Tours & Tastings

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