14 days in Queenstown, Taranaki Region & Auckland Itinerary

14 days in Queenstown, Taranaki Region & Auckland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Zealand visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Queenstown
— 5 nights
Fly
2
New Plymouth
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Auckland
— 5 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16

Queenstown

— 5 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.
Onsen Hot Pools Retreat & Day Spa has been added to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Queenstown: Te Anau (The Chasm Walk & Milford Sound) and Cardrona (UnderDog Sled Dog Tours & Cardrona Distillery). On the 6th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Coronet Peak. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, and take in the awesome beauty at The Remarkables Ski Area.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Queenstown day trip website.

Sydney, Australia to Queenstown is an approximately 6-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Queenstown. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to New Plymouth.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 7:

New Plymouth

— 3 nights
Where other cities run, New Plymouth prefers to stroll.
Change things up with these side-trips from New Plymouth: Tawhiti Museum (in Hawera) and Mount Taranaki (in Egmont National Park). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through New Plymouth Coastal Walkway, view the masterpieces at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre, get engrossed in the history at Puke Ariki, and take a stroll through West End Precinct.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the New Plymouth journey builder app.

You can fly from Queenstown to New Plymouth in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can fly to Auckland.

Things to do in New Plymouth

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Auckland

— 5 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.
Auckland is known for nature, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower, step off the mainland to explore Hauraki Gulf, wander the streets of Devonport, and go for a stroll along the water at Viaduct Harbour.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Auckland day trip planner.

You can fly from New Plymouth to Auckland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Auckland can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 15:

Taranaki Region travel guide

4.3
Zoos · Scenic Walking Areas · Art Galleries
Under the watchful eye of Mount Taranaki, wild Taranaki Region welcomes visitors seeking an adventure holiday. The rugged coast boasts great surfing opportunities, while the quaint alpine towns offer slower-paced Taranaki vacation ideas. Head down one of the region's many rivers for a day of rafting or kayaking, or enjoy a gentle stroll along the coast. Then, of course, there's the small matter of the mountain, encouraging you to climb it (or at least venture up a little bit of the way).