8 days in New Zealand & Goa Itinerary

8 days in New Zealand & Goa Itinerary

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8 days in New Zealand & Goa Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  22​h
1
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Wellington, New Zealand
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 1 night
4
Auckland, New Zealand
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 30​min
5
Goa, India
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New Delhi, India

2
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, spas, parks, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, learn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines, get interesting insight from Tours, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Queenstown driving holiday planning website .

New Delhi, India to Queenstown is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New Delhi to Queenstown due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Outdoors Fun & Games
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Speed Boats Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
night
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington
Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get around town with Wellington Cable Car, then admire the natural beauty at Wellington Botanic Garden, then get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition, and finally examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa).

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Wellington trip planner .

You can fly from Queenstown to Wellington in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Wellington are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wellington Botanic Garden
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The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition
Wellington Botanic Garden ©
Wellington Botanic Garden

1
night
Rotorua, New Zealand

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Rotorua Museum, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then make a trip to Te Puia, and finally take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rotorua route planner .

You can fly from Wellington to Rotorua in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Auckland Central.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Museums
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Horseback Riding Tours
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Te Puia ©
Te Puia

1
night
Auckland, New Zealand

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.
On the 18th (Tue), brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Tower, and then look for gifts at Pauanesia.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Auckland Central online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Auckland Central takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Rotorua in September, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Auckland Central: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums Shopping
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Sky Tower ©
Sky Tower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Pauanesia ©
Pauanesia

1
day
Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Palolem Beach.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Goa trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Auckland Central to Goa in 22.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Auckland Central to Goa. Traveling from Auckland Central in September, expect Goa to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach

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