14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Auckland
— 1 night
2
Taupo
— 2 nights
3
Rotorua
— 1 night
4
Hahei
— 1 night
5
Auckland
— 1 night
6
Christchurch
— Few hours
7
Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
— 1 night
8
Akaroa
— 1 night
9
Christchurch
— 1 night
10
Auckland
— 1 night

1
night
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 1st (Sun): look for gifts at Pauanesia.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Auckland trip builder.

Zurich, Switzerland to Auckland is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Auckland is 11 hours. When traveling from Zurich in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Auckland: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Auckland

Shopping
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Pauanesia ©
Pauanesia

2
nights
Taupo

Taupo
The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
You've now added Tongariro Alpine Crossing to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Taupo online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Auckland to Taupo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rotorua.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Tongariro Alpine Crossing
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Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing

1
night
Rotorua

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.
You've now added Tamaki Maori Village to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: join in the after-dark buzz at Tamaki Maori Village.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rotorua day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Taupo to Rotorua takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Rotorua are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hahei.

Things to do in Rotorua

Historic Sites Nightlife Nature
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Tamaki Maori Village ©
Tamaki Maori Village
Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest ©
Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest

1
night
Hahei

Hahei ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cathedral Cove Walk as well as Hot Water Beach. On the 6th (Fri), witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Water Beach and then hike along Cathedral Cove Walk.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hahei trip site.

You can drive from Rotorua to Hahei in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Auckland.

Things to do in Hahei

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hot Water Beach
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Hot Water Beach ©
Hot Water Beach
Cathedral Cove Walk ©
Cathedral Cove Walk

1
night
Auckland

Auckland
To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Auckland trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hahei to Auckland in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Auckland when traveling from Hahei in November, with lows around °C. You will leave for Christchurch on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:

few
hours
Christchurch

Christchurch
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Christchurch attractions planning app.

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Christchurch takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Auckland in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Christchurch, with lows around °C. You will leave for Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Christchurch

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 8:

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night
Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) ©
For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) sightseeing planner.

Getting from Christchurch to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) by bus takes about 4.5 hours. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Akaroa.

Things to do in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Hooker Valley Track ©
Hooker Valley Track

1
night
Akaroa

Akaroa
The French heritage and colonial architecture of Akaroa has broad appeal to anthropologists, historians, architects--and just about anyone with an eye for beautiful, historical buildings and a palate for fine dining.
To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Akaroa trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) to Akaroa takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 9th (Mon), you're off to Christchurch.

Things to do in Akaroa

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:

1
night
Christchurch

Christchurch
To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Christchurch trip tool.

Traveling by car from Akaroa to Christchurch takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 10th (Tue), you're off to Auckland.

Things to do in Christchurch

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 10:

1
night
Auckland

Auckland
To find other places to visit and tourist information, read our Auckland online trip builder.

You can fly from Christchurch to Auckland in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Christchurch in November, Auckland is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. You will leave for home on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors Tours Parks
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