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How long do you need to visit New Zealand?

Are you wondering how long you need to visit New Zealand? If you are travelling as far as New Zealand, the more time you have the better. We recommend a minimum of three weeks to experience the real New Zealand. To inspire you for your journey DownUnder, we have created a few example routes for couples.

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Take it easy on your journey through New Zealand. Two to three weeks will give you enough time to visit one island at a relaxed pace. Or the chance to see a few of your favourite regions on both islands.

We recommend staying for a minimum of two nights to truly experience each place. Instead of zooming past all the highlights, you will have the opportunity to discover the real New Zealand.

Explore our favourite journeys for more inspiration

Would you like to sample New Zealand’s outstanding culinary delights whilst being surrounded by pristine nature?… read more

Discover the hidden gems of New Zealand

3 weeks of the North Island

Would you like to get closer to the rich and diverse Indigenous culture of New Zealand? This trip is perfect for… read more

Visit New Zealand's best local gems

3 weeks of the South Island

Would you love to visit some of the South Island's highlights at a relaxed pace? During this journey, you will see… read more

Explore the untamed wilderness of New Zealand

3 weeks from Otago Peninsula to Auckland South

Starting in the deep south, where accents are thick, and the landscape is vast. Dunedin, Otago Peninsula and the… read more

"I would recommend spending around 3-5 weeks in New Zealand. I advise you to take your time to really experience each place."

Ben, Travel specialist

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