10 days in New Zealand & Santa Clara Itinerary

10 days in New Zealand & Santa Clara Itinerary

Created using Inspirock travel planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 2 nights
2
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 2 nights
3
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 2 nights
4
Santa Clara, United States
— 1 night

2
nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

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 (Maori Rock Carvings, Huka Falls Walkway, &more) and Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera). Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, learn about winemaking at Volcanic Hills Winery, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and steep yourself in history at Te Puia.

Plan trip to Rotorua with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

San Francisco, USA to Rotorua is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Rotorua, you'll lose 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in January: high temperatures in Rotorua hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trips

Taupo, Hobbiton Movie Set
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

2
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Fallen Soldiers Memorial, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, thenlearn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines, and finally get your game on at Skyline Queenstown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): enjoy some diversion at Break One, thenwhizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Queenstown online itinerary maker.

You can fly from Rotorua to Queenstown in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Fun & Games Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Break One ©
Break One
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Peregrine Wines ©
Peregrine Wines

2
nights
Te Anau, New Zealand

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): trek along The Chasm Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound, and then explore the activities along Lake Gunn. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Te Anau, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Doubtful Sound, and then get great views at Te Anau Lion Lookout Point.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Te Anau trip builder website.

Traveling by bus from Queenstown to Te Anau takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Gunn
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Lake Te Anau ©
Lake Te Anau

1
night
Santa Clara, United States

Santa Clara ©
Santa Clara is a city in Santa Clara County, California. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Peace Church, thenget lost in a book at Central Park Library, and then take in the history at Mission Santa Clara de Asis.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Santa Clara trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Te Anau to Santa Clara. The time zone difference when traveling from Te Anau to Santa Clara is minus 20 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Santa Clara can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of Peace Church ©
Our Lady of Peace Church
Central Park Library ©
Central Park Library
Mission Santa Clara de Asis ©
Mission Santa Clara de Asis

Similar Plans

12 days in Los Angeles & Santa Clara BY A USER FROM SWEDEN December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 11 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM HONG KONG SAR CHINA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 19 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 14 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM CHINA December, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: December, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 12 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 11 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND January, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: January, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 14 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM GREECE February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 12 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM THAILAND December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 15 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 20 days in Moscow & New Zealand BY A USER FROM RUSSIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans