8 days in Christchurch & Queenstown Itinerary

8 days in Christchurch & Queenstown Itinerary

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8 days in Christchurch & Queenstown Itinerary

London
Fly:  34​h
Christchurch
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Fly:  35​h
London

2
days
Christchurch

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
On the 24th (Thu), make a trip to Cardboard Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at International Antarctic Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Canterbury Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: catch a ride on TranzAlpine Train.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Christchurch itinerary planner.

London, UK to Christchurch is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Christchurch is 12 hours. When traveling from London in August, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Christchurch: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Christchurch

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International Antarctic Centre
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Canterbury Museum

3
days
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, nature, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Queenstown travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Christchurch to Queenstown takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Tours Nature
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The Remarkables Ski Area
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Spas & Wellness

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