10 days in New Zealand Itinerary

10 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Zealand holiday planner
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Auckland
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Wellington
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Auckland — 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Piha Beach, Waiheke Island i-SITE Visitor Information Centre and Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari. There's lots more to do: make a trip to SkyTower, learn about all things military at Auckland Museum, get impressive views of Rangitoto Island, and let little ones run wild at Takapuna Beach Playground.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Auckland road trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Auckland is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you will find days in Auckland are little chillier (22°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly to Wellington.
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Wellington — 4 nights

Harbour Capital

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Princess Bay, Paraparaumu Beach, Wellington Chocolate Factory, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, get great views at Mount Victoria, admire the striking features of Old St Paul's, and admire the natural beauty at Wellington Botanic Garden.

Start your trip to Wellington by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Auckland to Wellington in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Wellington when traveling from Auckland in January, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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New Zealand travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Hiking Trails
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.
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