12 days in Tokyo & New Zealand Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Taupo, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Tokyo, Japan — 4 nights

Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, browse the exhibits of Tokyo National Museum, admire the natural beauty at Ninomaru Garden, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Tokyo online vacation builder.

Mumbai, India to Tokyo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 3.5 hour difference. In June, Tokyo is slightly colder than Mumbai - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly to Rotorua.
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Rotorua, New Zealand — 3 nights

Sulphur City

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.
Rotorua is known for nature, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, and soothe aching muscles at Wikitoria Maori Healing.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rotorua attractions site.

You can fly from Tokyo to Rotorua in 16 hours. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from Tokyo in June, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Rotorua: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Taupo.
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Taupo, New Zealand — 2 nights

Great Cloak of Tia

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours, then take in the natural beauty of Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try out the rides at Huka Prawn Park, pick up some local products at Taupo Market, look for gifts at Huka Honey Hive, then explore the striking landscape at Craters of the Moon, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Taupo holiday website.

You can drive from Rotorua to Taupo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly to Queenstown.
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Queenstown, New Zealand — 2 nights

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
On the 11th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Park, then have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Queenstown trip itinerary site.

Getting from Taupo to Queenstown by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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New Zealand travel guide

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Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.
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