13 days in Auckland & Queenstown Itinerary

13 days in Auckland & Queenstown Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Zealand Trip Planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

13 days in Auckland & Queenstown Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Auckland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Queenstown
— 8 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Perth

4
nights
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.
Auckland is known for sightseeing, nature, museums, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Auckland Museum, enjoy a live performance at Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium, appreciate the history behind MJ Savage Memorial Park, and contemplate the geological forces at Rangitoto Island.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Auckland vacation planner.

Perth, Australia to Auckland is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Perth to Auckland. While traveling from Perth, expect colder days and about the same nights in Auckland, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Vault
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Sky Tower ©
Sky Tower
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

8
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Queenstown: Te Anau (The Chasm, Milford Sound, & more). On the 16th (Mon), hike the day away at Hollyford Track. Next up on the itinerary: race across the water with a speed boat tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Queenstown Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, and have fun at Break One Clay Target Shooting.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Queenstown travel planner.

Getting from Auckland to Queenstown by flight takes about 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Te Anau, Hollyford Track
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track

Similar Plans

15 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Auckland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM INDIA February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Auckland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in Asia & South Pacific BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND January, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM TURKEY December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Wellington & Queenstown BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in United States & Auckland BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Auckland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Auckland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans