31 days in New Zealand & Central African Republic Itinerary

31 days in New Zealand & Central African Republic Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Auckland, New Zealand
— 5 nights
2
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 7 nights
3
Wellington, New Zealand
— 5 nights
4
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 7 nights
5
Bangui, Central African Republic
— 1 night
6
Boali, Central African Republic
— 2 nights

5
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©
The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
When in Auckland, make a side trip to see Wine Tours & Tastings in Waiheke Island, approximately Waiheke Island away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to SkyTower, learn about winemaking at Foxes Island, contemplate the geological forces at Mount Eden, and get engrossed in the history at Auckland Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Auckland trip planner.

Nassau, Bahamas to Auckland is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Nassau to Auckland. Traveling from Nassau in May, expect nights in Auckland to be little chillier, around °C, while days are much colder, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Auckland Region, Wine Tours & Tastings
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

7
nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rotorua: Waitomo Caves (Caveworld, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, &more), Taupo (Great Lake Trail, Huka Falls Walkway, &more) and Blue Spring (in Putaruru). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Hobbiton Movie Set, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get interesting insight from Tours, and do a tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rotorua itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Auckland to Rotorua takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Auckland in May since evenings lows in Rotorua dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Taupo, Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set, Blue Spring
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Hobbiton Movie Set ©
Hobbiton Movie Set

5
nights
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington
Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Explore Wellington's surroundings by going to Picton (Marlborough Sounds & Queen Charlotte Track). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition, get outside with Black Pearl Charters - Private Trips, and admire the natural beauty at Wellington Botanic Garden.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Wellington itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Rotorua to Wellington takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Picton, Wellington Botanic Garden
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition
Wellington Zoo ©
Wellington Zoo

7
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Queenstown: Goldfields Mining Centre (in Cromwell), Milford Foreshore Walk (in Milford) and Te Anau (Milford Sound, Te Anau Bird Sanctuary, &more). There's still lots to do: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, have fun at Break One, see Off-Road Tours, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wakatipu.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Queenstown trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Wellington to Queenstown by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bangui.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Te Anau, Goldfields Mining Centre, Milford Foreshore Walk, Gibbston River Trail
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Boat Tours & Water Sports

1
night
Bangui, Central African Republic

Bangui ©
Bangui, or Bangî in Sango, formerly written Bangi in English, is the capital and largest city of the Central African Republic. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Oubangui River and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame of Bangui Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bangui trip itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Queenstown to Bangui. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Queenstown to Bangui due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Boali.

Things to do in Bangui

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Notre-Dame of Bangui Cathedral ©
Notre-Dame of Bangui Cathedral
Oubangui River ©
Oubangui River

2
nights
Boali, Central African Republic

Boali ©
Boali is a town located in the Central African Republic prefecture of Ombella-M'Poko.Boali is located on National Highway 1 (RN1), about 100 km northwest of the national capital, Bangui. On the 29th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Chutes de Boali.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Boali online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Bangui to Boali in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Boali can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Boali

Nature Parks
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Les Chutes de Boali ©
Les Chutes de Boali

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