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Itinerary Help - 2 weeks SI then 1 week NI

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Itinerary Help - 2 weeks SI then 1 week NI

Good Evening,

My husband and I are planning a trip to New Zealand. We are leaving April 7th, and we will be staying through May 1st. We will arrive in Christchurch on April 9th (23 total travel days). We would like to explore the SI for 14-16 days before taking the ferry to the North Island. We will fly out of Auckland on the 1st. We will be renting a car. I have looked at some of the itineraries on here, but cannot find something that quite matches our needs. We definitely want to incorporate the below places into our trip, but I am unsure how many days are best for each place. If there are any other places that you would recommend, I am open for suggestions. What would be best way to see the SI in 14-16 days and spend the remaining time in the NI? I appreciate any assistance you can offer. Thanks!

- Franz Joseph Glacier or Fox Glacier?

- Wanaka

- Te Anau

- Milford or Doubtful Sound?

- Queenstown (would like to do some horseback riding, golf, etc.)

- Aoraki/Mt Cook

- Nelson (Abel Tasman)

- Wellington

- Lake Taupo

- Rotorua (also Waitomo Caves and Matamata - Hobbiton)

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1. Re: Itinerary Help - 2 weeks SI then 1 week NI

Welcome to theForum. You have come to the right place for itineraries. Here is Option 1:

9. Arr CHC; rest;

10. Pick up rental car & drive to FJG (2N);

11. Glacier tour;

12. Drive to Wanaka

13. drive to Te Anau (2N)

14. day trip to MS or DS.

15 Drive to QTN (2N)

16. Explore

17. Drive to Mt Cook

18. Drive to Chch

19. Drive to Hanmer Springs

20. Drive to Nelson/ATNP (2N)

21. Explore ATNP

22. Drive to Picton

23. Ferry to WL (2N)

24. Explore

25. Drive to Taupo

26. Drive to Rotorua (2N)

27. Explore

28. (bit of zigzagging ) Drive to Hobbiton & then across to Waitomo Caves

29. Drive to AKL (2N)

30 Explore

1st Fly Home.

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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2. Re: Itinerary Help - 2 weeks SI then 1 week NI

Thank you so much! Is Hanmer Springs worth the stop or would an extra day be best spent elsewhere?

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3. Re: Itinerary Help - 2 weeks SI then 1 week NI

No wrong choice, you decide what's most attractive to you.

Zhuhai has offered a good looking trip - enjoy :)

4. Re: Itinerary Help - 2 weeks SI then 1 week NI

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