New Zealand is absolutely one of our favorite countries in the whole world! It offers beautiful landscapes, kind people, delicious food and so much to do! The more time you have in this country. I’ve outlined an itinerary of 10-days in the South Island for you to have the best possible trip ever to Kiwi Country!

 For more specific details on attractions in each city, check out all my individual Blog Posts on each specific city!

Best Time To Visit: Seasons are opposite to the Northern Hemisphere and most people who visit New Zealand choose to come during the summer season, which is December through February.

Day 1-2: Queenstown

During These Two Days, You’ll See:

Queenstown GondolaItinerary: New Zealand (South Island) in 10 Days

Shotover Jet BoatItinerary: New Zealand (South Island) in 10 Days

Bungee at Kawarau Gorge Suspension BridgeItinerary: New Zealand (South Island) in 10 Days

TSS Earnslaw Steamship Cruise on Lake WakatipuItinerary: New Zealand (South Island) in 10 Days

Peregrin WineryItinerary: New Zealand (South Island) in 10 Days

Be SURE To Eat At:

Atlas Beer Cafe Itinerary: New Zealand (South Island) in 10 Days

Flame Bar & GrillItinerary: New Zealand (South Island) in 10 Days

 FergburgerItinerary: New Zealand (South Island) in 10 Days

 Day 3: Milford SoundItinerary: New Zealand (South Island) in 10 Days

Day 4:  Mount Cook, Lake Pukaki & Tasman Glacier

During This Day, You’ll See:

Lake PukakiItinerary: New Zealand (South Island) in 10 Days

Tasman GlacierItinerary: New Zealand (South Island) in 10 Days

Mount Cook & Hooker Valley TrekItinerary: New Zealand (South Island) in 10 Days

Be Sure To Eat At: Old Mountaineers’ Cafe, Bar and Restaurant

Day 5: Lake Tekapo 

On This Day, You’ll See:

Church of the Good Shepherd Itinerary: New Zealand (South Island) in 10 Days

Be Sure To Eat At: Reflections Restaurant

Day 6: Fox Glacier

On This Day You’ll See:

Skydive Fox GlacierItinerary: New Zealand (South Island) in 10 Days

Hike Fox GlacierItinerary: New Zealand (South Island) in 10 Days

Be Sure To Eat At: Cook Saddle Cafe & SaloonItinerary: New Zealand (South Island) in 10 Days

Day 7: Franz Joseph Glacier

On This Day You’ll See:

Helicopter Ride Of Franz Joseph GlacierItinerary: New Zealand (South Island) in 10 Days

Hike Franz Joseph Glacier  Itinerary: New Zealand (South Island) in 10 Days

Be Sure To Eat At: Alice MayItinerary: New Zealand (South Island) in 10 Days

Day 8: Drive to Christchurch 

On This Day You’ll See:

Arthur’s PassItinerary: New Zealand (South Island) in 10 Days

Be Sure To Eat At: Pedro’s House of LambItinerary: New Zealand (South Island) in 10 Days

Day 9: Christchurch 

On This Day You’ll See:

Botanic GardensItinerary: New Zealand (South Island) in 10 Days

185-Empty White ChairsItinerary: New Zealand (South Island) in 10 Days

GondolaItinerary: New Zealand (South Island) in 10 Days

Tram City TourItinerary: New Zealand (South Island) in 10 Days

Punting on the Avon Itinerary: New Zealand (South Island) in 10 Days

Be Sure To Eat At: Bloody Mary’sItinerary: New Zealand (South Island) in 10 Days

Day 10: Sumner Beach

On This Day You’ll See:

Sumner BeachItinerary: New Zealand (South Island) in 10 Days

Be Sure To Eat At: Beach BarItinerary: New Zealand (South Island) in 10 Days

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