Whether you have a few days or a few weeks, you'll find ideas here to help you plan your trip.

Discover something new on a weekend trip. Or, spend time exploring most of the country's highlights in two weeks. To explore more of the regions and get off the beaten track, you could easily spend three weeks or more exploring. 

Where to go 

Take a look at these itineraries for the North Island, South Island, and all of New Zealand. Choose trips to suit your interests and how much time you have.or.

North Island trips

Your North Island itinerary can take in volcanoes, bubbling mud pools and shooting geysers, lazing on idyllic islands and exploring exciting metropolises.

South Island trips

Home to 10 of New Zealand's 14 national parks, the South Island is known for its jaw-dropping alpine scenery, icy glaciers and fun wildlife experiences.

Plan a New Zealand road trip

New Zealand has some of the greatest scenic drives in the world. Picture yourself cruising down the West Coast of the South Island, stopping to look at the Pancake Rocks and Franz Josef Glacier. Or, driving from Christchurch to Queenstown via scenic wonders such as Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki. Or making your way to the tip of the North Island on the Twin Coast Discovery highway. 

Find out what you need to know if you plan on driving around New Zealand.