10 days in New Zealand Itinerary

10 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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10 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Westport
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Ross
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Fox Glacier
— 1 night
drive:  5​h
4
Wanaka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Clyde
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Moeraki
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Cheviot
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Wellington

1
night
Westport

Westport ©
Westport is a town in the West Coast region of the South Island of New Zealand. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): trek along Cape Foulwind Walkway.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Westport using our trip planner.

Wellington to Westport is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ross.

Things to do in Westport

Museums Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Punakaiki
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Coaltown Museum ©
Coaltown Museum
Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk ©
Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk
Truman Track ©
Truman Track

1
night
Ross

Ross
To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ross tour itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Westport to Ross in 2.5 hours. On the 11th (Sat), you'll travel to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Ross

Outdoors Shopping Parks
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Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier ©
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fox Glacier and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hooker Valley Track.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fox Glacier online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Ross to Fox Glacier takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Westport.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Hooker Valley Track
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Hooker Valley Track ©
Hooker Valley Track
Helicopter Tours

3
nights
Wanaka

Wanaka ©
Situated on the shores of Lake Wanaka in the Otago region, Wanaka has become a popular ski and summer resort area, owing to its extensive views of the lake and its proximity to some of the best slopes in the country.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Wanaka War Memorial and then stroll through Roys Peak Track. Keep things going the next day: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then trek along Mount Iron Track.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Wanaka trip planner .

You can take a bus from Fox Glacier to Wanaka in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Clyde.

Things to do in Wanaka

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Roys Peak Track ©
Roys Peak Track
Lake Wanaka ©
Lake Wanaka
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
Clyde

Clyde ©
Clyde is a small town in Central Otago, New Zealand with a population of 918 in 2006. On the 15th (Wed), stop by Central Gourmet Galleria and then browse the exhibits of Eade Gallery.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Clyde trip itinerary planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wanaka to Clyde. You will leave for Moeraki on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Clyde

Shopping Museums
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Eade Gallery ©
Eade Gallery
Central Gourmet Galleria ©
Central Gourmet Galleria

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night
Moeraki

Moeraki ©
Moeraki is a small fishing village on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Trotters Gorge Scenic Reserve.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Moeraki travel route planning website .

You can drive from Clyde to Moeraki in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Moeraki

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shag Point Nature Reserve, Hampden Stores
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Trotters Gorge Scenic Reserve ©
Trotters Gorge Scenic Reserve
Katiki Point Lighthouse ©
Katiki Point Lighthouse
Hampden Stores ©
Hampden Stores

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night
Cheviot

Cheviot ©
Cheviot is a town in the Hurunui District of north Canterbury, on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at St Anne's Lagoon and then contemplate the waterfront views at Gore Bay.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cheviot trip planner .

Getting from Moeraki to Cheviot by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In January, daytime highs in Cheviot are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cheviot

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Gore Bay ©
Gore Bay
St Anne's Lagoon ©
St Anne's Lagoon

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