25 days in New Zealand Itinerary

25 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Start: Auckland
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Hamilton
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Rotorua
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Gisborne
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
4
Napier
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
5
Havelock North
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
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Clifton
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 15 min
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Palmerston North
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
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Castlepoint
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Pirinoa
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Wellington
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h 15 min
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Nelson
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
12
Kaiteriteri
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
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Abel Tasman National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
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Puponga
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
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Takaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
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Kahurangi National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
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Saint Arnaud
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
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Westport
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Greymouth
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
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Hokitika
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
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Fox Glacier
— Few hours
Bus:  4 h
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Wanaka
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 30 min
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Queenstown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
24
Cromwell
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
25
Invercargill
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
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Curio Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
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Dunedin
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
28
Oamaru
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
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Mt. Cook Village
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
30
Lake Tekapo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
31
Timaru
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
32
Akaroa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
33
Christchurch
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
34
Kaikoura
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
35
Blenheim
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Auckland

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Hamilton

Hamilton ©
On the banks of the Waikato River lies Hamilton, a pretty, active city on North Island.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Hamilton Gardens.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hamilton road trip app.

Auckland to Hamilton is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Hamilton

Parks
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:
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Hamilton Gardens ©
Hamilton Gardens

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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 Redwoods Treewalk to your itinerary. On the 1st (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Redwoods Treewalk.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rotorua trip planner.

You can drive from Hamilton to Rotorua in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Rotorua, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Gisborne.

Things to do in Rotorua

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Redwoods Treewalk ©
Redwoods Treewalk

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Gisborne

Gisborne
A holiday in Gisborne incorporates both leisure and culture.
To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gisborne road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Gisborne takes 4 hours. You'll set off for Napier on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Gisborne

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Napier

Napier
Enjoy the atmosphere and architecture of 1930s design in Napier, one of the best-preserved Art Deco cities in the world.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Napier trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gisborne to Napier takes 3 hours. You will leave for Havelock North on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Napier

Tours Outdoors Wineries
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Havelock North

Havelock North ©
Havelock North is a suburb of Hastings, New Zealand, in the North Island's Hawke's Bay district. You've now added Arataki Honey Visitor Centre to your itinerary.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Havelock North trip itinerary builder tool.

Havelock North is just a stone's throw from Napier. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Clifton.

Things to do in Havelock North

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Te Mata Peak
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Te Mata Peak ©
Te Mata Peak
Arataki Honey Visitor Centre ©
Arataki Honey Visitor Centre

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Clifton

Clifton ©
Cape Kidnappers has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Cape Kidnappers.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Clifton fast, fun, and easy.

Clifton is very close to Havelock North. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Palmerston North.

Things to do in Clifton

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Cape Kidnappers
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Kidnappers ©
Cape Kidnappers

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Palmerston North

Palmerston North
Palmerston North is a city in the North Island of New Zealand and the seat of the Manawatu-Wanganui region. To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Palmerston North trip planner.

Getting from Clifton to Palmerston North by car takes about 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 4th (Fri), you're off to Castlepoint.

Things to do in Palmerston North

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Castlepoint

Castlepoint ©
Castlepoint is a small beachside town on the Wairarapa coast of the Wellington Region of New Zealand. You've now added Stonehenge Aotearoa to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see the sky in a new way at Stonehenge Aotearoa.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Castlepoint day trip planner.

Getting from Palmerston North to Castlepoint by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pirinoa.

Things to do in Castlepoint

Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Stonehenge Aotearoa
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Stonehenge Aotearoa ©
Stonehenge Aotearoa

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Pirinoa

Pirinoa
For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pirinoa tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Castlepoint to Pirinoa takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll set off for Wellington on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Pirinoa

Wineries Shopping
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Wellington

Wellington
Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Pinnacles Track has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Pinnacles Track.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Wellington online attractions planner.

Getting from Pirinoa to Wellington by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nelson.

Things to do in Wellington

Nature Parks Trails
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Nelson

Nelson ©
Put on your shades to enjoy the sights of Nelson, one of the sunniest cities in New Zealand.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Nelson Provincial Museum, don't miss a visit to Centre of New Zealand, thenstroll around Founders Park, and finally get your game on at Pro Karts.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nelson trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Wellington to Nelson in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kaiteriteri.

Things to do in Nelson

Parks Fun & Games Museums
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Founders Park ©
Founders Park
Nelson Provincial Museum ©
Nelson Provincial Museum
Centre of New Zealand ©
Centre of New Zealand

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Kaiteriteri

Kaiteriteri ©
Kaiteriteri is a town and seaside resort in the Tasman Region of the South Island of New Zealand. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Split Apple Rock. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): sample the tasty concoctions at Hop Federation, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Kaiteriteri Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Split Apple Rock.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kaiteriteri trip site.

Traveling by car from Nelson to Kaiteriteri takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Abel Tasman National Park.

Things to do in Kaiteriteri

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Hop Federation
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Split Apple Rock ©
Split Apple Rock
Hop Federation ©
Hop Federation

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Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park
Pristine blue water, immaculate white sand, and a thick, temperate rainforest make Abel Tasman National Park a natural jewel on the northern coast of Tasmania's South Island.
Before you visit Abel Tasman National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Abel Tasman National Park is very close to Kaiteriteri. You will leave for Puponga on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Abel Tasman National Park

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Puponga

Puponga
For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Puponga attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Abel Tasman National Park to Puponga with the Route module. On the 7th (Mon), you're off to Takaka.

Things to do in Puponga

Parks Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:

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Takaka

Takaka ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Anatoki Salmon, trek along The Grove Scenic Reserve, thenHead underground at Rawhiti Cave Track, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs), and finally hike along Pupu Hydro Walkway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Farewell Spit Nature Experience, stop by Rosy Glow Chocolate, and then take a pleasant ride with Hack'n Stay Golden Bay.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Takaka trip planning website.

You can drive from Puponga to Takaka in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Kahurangi National Park.

Things to do in Takaka

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Collingwood, Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs), The Grove Scenic Reserve
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs) ©
Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs)
The Grove Scenic Reserve ©
The Grove Scenic Reserve
Anatoki Salmon ©
Anatoki Salmon

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Kahurangi National Park

Kahurangi National Park
To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Kahurangi National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Explore your travel options from Takaka to Kahurangi National Park with the Route module. You will leave for Saint Arnaud on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Kahurangi National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

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Saint Arnaud

Saint Arnaud
Saint Arnaud is a small alpine village located in the north of New Zealand's South Island, west of the mountains of the Saint Arnaud Range and 90 kilometres southwest of Nelson near the historic Tophouse Settlement. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Rotoiti.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Arnaud holiday planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kahurangi National Park to Saint Arnaud. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Saint Arnaud

Nature Parks
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Westport

Westport
Westport is a town in the West Coast region of the South Island of New Zealand. For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Westport road trip website.

Traveling by car from Saint Arnaud to Westport takes 2.5 hours. You'll set off for Greymouth on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Greymouth

Greymouth
Greymouth is the largest town in the West Coast region in the South Island of New Zealand, and the seat of the Grey District Council. Make your Greymouth itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Westport to Greymouth by car takes about 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Hokitika on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Greymouth

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Hokitika

Hokitika ©
Hokitika is a township in the West Coast region of New Zealand's South Island, 40km south of Greymouth, and close to the mouth of the Hokitika River. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Hokitika Gorge Walk, thenhead outdoors with Glow Worm Dell, and then view the masterpieces at Wilderness Gallery.

Plan my trip to Hokitika with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Greymouth to Hokitika by car takes about an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Hokitika

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Wilderness Gallery ©
Wilderness Gallery
Hokitika Gorge Walk ©
Hokitika Gorge Walk
Glow Worm Dell ©
Glow Worm Dell

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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.
To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fox Glacier online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Hokitika to Fox Glacier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for Wanaka on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Outdoors Parks Tours
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Roys Peak Track. On the 12th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Roys Peak Track, thenhit the slopes at Cardrona Alpine Resort, and then appreciate the history behind Wanaka War Memorial.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Wanaka online itinerary builder.

Getting from Fox Glacier to Wanaka by bus takes about 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wanaka

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Cardrona Alpine Resort
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Cardrona Alpine  Resort ©
Cardrona Alpine Resort
Roys Peak Track ©
Roys Peak Track
Wanaka War Memorial ©
Wanaka War Memorial

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Queenstown

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 13th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thenget the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and finally steep yourself in history at Fallen Soldiers Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Queenstown Arts Centre, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, and then identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park.

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

Traveling by bus from Wanaka to Queenstown takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cromwell.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Spas
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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Cromwell

Cromwell ©
Cromwell is a town in Central Otago in the Otago region of New Zealand.Cromwell is between State Highway 6 (linking to Wanaka, 50 km north, and Queenstown, 60 km west) and State Highway 8 leading to the Lindis Pass, 75 km northeast, and Alexandra, 33 km south. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): do a tasting at Wooing Tree Vineyard.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cromwell travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Queenstown to Cromwell by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Invercargill.

Things to do in Cromwell

Wineries
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Wooing Tree Vineyard ©
Wooing Tree Vineyard

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Invercargill

Invercargill ©
Invercargill is the southernmost and westernmost city in New Zealand, and one of the southernmost cities in the world. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Waipapa Point Lighthouse. On the 15th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Bill Richardson Transport World, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Waipapa Point Lighthouse, and then get engrossed in the history at E Hayes and Sons - The World's Fastest Indian.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Invercargill online visit planner.

You can drive from Cromwell to Invercargill in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Curio Bay.

Things to do in Invercargill

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Waipapa Point Lighthouse
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Bill Richardson Transport World ©
Bill Richardson Transport World
E Hayes and Sons - The World's Fastest Indian ©
Waipapa Point Lighthouse ©
Waipapa Point Lighthouse

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Curio Bay

Curio Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Waikawa Museum and Information Centre, thenhead outdoors with Curio Bay, and then make a trip to Slope Point.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Curio Bay trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Invercargill to Curio Bay in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dunedin.

Things to do in Curio Bay

Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Waikawa, Waikawa Museum and Information Centre
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Curio Bay ©
Curio Bay
Waikawa Museum and Information Centre ©
Waikawa Museum and Information Centre
Slope Point ©
Slope Point

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Dunedin

Dunedin ©
With its history proudly stemming from the Scottish settlers who came here during the colonial era, Dunedin's streets are lined with well-preserved examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, while a new culture of nightlife and fine dining takes hold around them.
On the 17th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Larnach Castle & Gardens and then see the interesting displays at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Dunedin trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Curio Bay to Dunedin takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oamaru.

Things to do in Dunedin

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum ©
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum
Larnach Castle & Gardens ©
Larnach Castle & Gardens

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Oamaru

Oamaru ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Oamaru Public Gardens.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Oamaru trip planner.

You can drive from Dunedin to Oamaru in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mt. Cook Village.

Things to do in Oamaru

Parks
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Oamaru Public Gardens ©
Oamaru Public Gardens

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Mt. Cook Village

Mt. Cook Village ©
Siting under towering peaks of New Zealand's highest mountain, Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): hike along Governors Bush Walk, hike along Hooker Valley Track, and then head outdoors with Aoraki/Mt. Cook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Pukaki, trek along Kea Point Track, thenhike along Glencoe Walk, and finally see the sky in a new way at Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre.

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

Drive from Oamaru to Mt. Cook Village in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lake Tekapo.

Things to do in Mt. Cook Village

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Lake Pukaki
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Aoraki/Mt. Cook ©
Aoraki/Mt. Cook
Kea Point Track ©
Kea Point Track
Hooker Valley Track ©
Hooker Valley Track

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Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo
Located in a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve, Lake Tekapo offers evenings of stargazing and days of long walks.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Mount John University Observatory, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, thenpause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Good Shepherd, thenappreciate the history behind Mackenzie Sheep Dog Statue, and finally explore the activities along Lake Tekapo.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lake Tekapo day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Mt. Cook Village to Lake Tekapo takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Timaru.

Things to do in Lake Tekapo

Nature Parks Tours
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Tekapo
Lake Tekapo
The Church of the Good Shepherd ©
The Church of the Good Shepherd
Helicopter Tours

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Timaru

Timaru
Timaru is a port city in the southern Canterbury region of New Zealand, located 157 kilometres southwest of Christchurch and about 196 kilometres northeast of Dunedin on the eastern Pacific coast of the South Island. To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Timaru vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Lake Tekapo to Timaru takes 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Akaroa on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Timaru

Parks Museums Wildlife
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Akaroa to Little River to see Little River Gallery about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, appreciate the history behind Britomart Monument, identify plant and animal life at Hinewai Reserve, and make a trip to Banks Peninsula War Memorial and Grounds.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Akaroa trip planner.

Getting from Timaru to Akaroa by car takes about 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Akaroa are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Christchurch.

Things to do in Akaroa

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Little River Gallery
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Little River Gallery ©
Little River Gallery
Swim with Dolphins

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Christchurch

Christchurch
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Christchurch day trip planning tool.

Drive from Akaroa to Christchurch in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. You'll set off for Kaikoura on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Christchurch

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Kaikoura

Kaikoura ©
Head to the small town of Kaikoura, a humble setting from which to witness some of nature's grandest designs.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): trek along Ohau Stream Walk and then hike along Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Kaikoura trip planner.

Traveling by car from Christchurch to Kaikoura takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Blenheim.

Things to do in Kaikoura

Parks Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway ©
Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway
Ohau Stream Walk ©
Ohau Stream Walk

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Blenheim

Blenheim
Enjoy a heady holiday in Blenheim, the most populous town in the wine-growing region of Marlborough.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Blenheim holiday maker website.

You can drive from Kaikoura to Blenheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Blenheim can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Blenheim

Tours Outdoors Wineries
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