Could anyone help me with my Itinerary, please :) the more I read about new zealand’s musts the more I get confused. Here is my plan, I would appreciate any comments and recommendations. I will be taking buses to move along, since I am not confident about driving on the opposite side of the road :
13th of September arrive to Auckland in the morning, spent a night there
14th one more night in Auckland (is it worth it or better move on to another area?)
15th flying to Nelson ? this is my headache – the question is it worth to fly to this area just to visit Abel Tasman park and some wineries (I can spend only 2 or 3 days here)? After that I would be heading to Glaciers – it’s quite far away so I am not sure if it is a good idea to put Nelson region into my itinerary (although I’ve read it’s one of the most beautiful regions in NZ, is it true ?) If I don’t include Nelson, I would be flying to Dudedin or Christchurch from Auckland, and after visiting Otago Peninsula and maybe Kaikoura I would be heading to Te Anau and Queenstown (and glaciers).
18th – trip to Glaciers
19th Glaciers (is it enough to stay one day?)
20th – trip to queenstown
21st – queenstown, rafting
22 – te anau
23 – milford, back to te anau
24 – trip to Dunedin
25 – otago peninsula
27 – flight from Dunedin to Rotorua or Auckland
28 – rotorua (1 day – is it enough?)
29 – flight back home from Auckland
I have a flight back home from Auckland on 29th, so I am planning to fly back to Auckland from Queenstown or other cities (depending on my last stop)
If the schedule is too tight, what should I omit – otago peninsula or nelson region ? I’m not much into the cities – I want to make most of NZ nature and it’s sights.
Thank you in advance, best wishes from Lithuania!