16 days in Auckland, Queenstown & Christchurch Itinerary

16 days in Auckland, Queenstown & Christchurch Itinerary

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16 days in Auckland, Queenstown & Christchurch Itinerary

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

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: enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Tower, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Auckland Zoo, listen to music at Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium, and get impressive views of Rangitoto Island.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Auckland tour planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Auckland is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Auckland, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Jakarta in June: high temperatures in Auckland hover around 16°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Museums
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Sky Tower ©
Sky Tower
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Te Anau (The Chasm & Milford Sound). On the 5th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Coronet Peak. And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Queenstown trip generator.

You can fly from Auckland to Queenstown in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to 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
Speed Boats Tours

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 museums, parks, historic sites, nature, and sightseeing. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Christchurch Botanic Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hagley Park, enjoy some diversion at Velocity Karts Ltd, and don't miss a visit to 185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Christchurch holiday planner.

You can fly from Queenstown to Christchurch in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Christchurch are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Christchurch

Parks Transportation Tours
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Velocity Karts ©
Velocity Karts
Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
TranzAlpine Train ©
TranzAlpine Train

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