16 days in Auckland, Queenstown & Christchurch Itinerary

16 days in Auckland, Queenstown & Christchurch Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  19 h 15 min
1
Auckland
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
2
Queenstown
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Christchurch
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

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 nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower, take in the waterfront activity at Viaduct Harbour, explore the world behind art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Auckland Zoo.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Auckland day trip app.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Auckland is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in June, expect Auckland to be much colder, temps between 15°C and 15°C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Museums
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

6
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 Walk & Milford Sound). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_dedicate_a_day_to_the_elevated_beauty_of Coronet Peak. There's still lots to do: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park, do a tasting at Peregrine Wines, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Queenstown trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Auckland to Queenstown takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Te Anau
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Coronet Peak ©
Coronet Peak

3
nights
Christchurch

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Christchurch is known for parks, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Christchurch Botanic Gardens, have some family-friendly fun at Velocity Karts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cardboard Cathedral, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Christchurch trip app.

You can fly from Queenstown to Christchurch in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Christchurch sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Christchurch

Parks Tours Transportation
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Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
TranzAlpine Train ©
TranzAlpine Train
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum

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