9 days in Auckland, Christchurch & Queenstown Itinerary

9 days in Auckland, Christchurch & Queenstown Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Auckland
— 1 night
2
Christchurch
— 3 nights
3
Queenstown
— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Waiheke Island and then let the kids burn off some steam at Takapuna Beach Playground.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Auckland trip itinerary maker website.

Bangkok, Thailand to Auckland is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Auckland due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Bangkok in April: highs in Auckland hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Takapuna Beach Playground
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Waiheke Island
Waiheke Island
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo
Foxes Island ©
Foxes Island

3
nights
Christchurch

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Chalice Sculpture, examine the collection at International Antarctic Centre, and then catch a ride on TranzAlpine Train. On the next day, catch a ride on Christchurch Gondola, get engrossed in the history at Canterbury Museum, thenwalk around Christchurch Botanic Gardens, and finally let little ones run wild at Margaret Mahy Family Playground.

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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. Expect cooler evenings in Christchurch when traveling from Auckland in April, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Christchurch

Transportation Tours Museums
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Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
TranzAlpine Train ©
TranzAlpine Train
International Antarctic Centre ©
International Antarctic Centre

3
nights
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Fallen Soldiers Memorial, and take in nature's colorful creations at Queenstown Gardens.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Queenstown trip planner.

Fly from Christchurch to Queenstown in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

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

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