31 days in New Zealand & Central African Republic Itinerary

31 days in New Zealand & Central African Republic Itinerary

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31 days in New Zealand & Central African Republic Itinerary

Start: Nassau, Bahamas
Fly:  22 h
1
Auckland, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Wellington, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 7 nights
Fly:  40 h
5
Bangui, Central African Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Boali, Central African Republic
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  29 h
End: Nassau, Bahamas

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Waiheke Island (about 1h 40 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower, step off the mainland to explore Rangitoto Island, get impressive views of Mount Eden, and enjoy the thrill of live dance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Auckland day trip planning site.

Nassau, Bahamas to Auckland is an approximately 22- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Nassau to Auckland is 17 hours. When traveling from Nassau in May, plan for colder days in Auckland, with highs around 18°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can 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
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rotorua: Waitomo Caves (Caveworld, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, &more), Taupo (Great Lake Trail, Huka Falls Walkway, &more) and Blue Spring (in Putaruru). Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, have some family-friendly fun at OGO Rotorua, and learn about winemaking at Volcanic Hills Winery.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rotorua vacation planning app.

You can drive from Auckland to Rotorua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Auckland in May since evenings lows in Rotorua dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Taupo, Waitomo Caves, Blue Spring, Hobbiton Movie Set
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

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). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, look for all kinds of wild species at ZEALANDIA Sanctuary, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wellington Zoo, and take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition.

Plan my day in Wellington using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Rotorua to Wellington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Wellington are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Picton, Wellington Botanic Garden
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Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car
The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition

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 Queenstown's surroundings by going to Te Anau (Milford Sound, Te Anau Bird Sanctuary, &more), Milford Foreshore Walk (in Milford) and Goldfields Mining Centre (in Cromwell). There's lots more to do: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy some diversion at Break One, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Queenstown road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Queenstown takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bangui.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Te Anau, Goldfields Mining Centre, Gibbston River Trail, Milford Foreshore Walk
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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 admire the landmark architecture of Notre-Dame of Bangui Cathedral.

Make your Bangui itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Queenstown to Bangui. The time zone difference when traveling from Queenstown to Bangui is minus 11 hours. In May, daytime highs in Bangui are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Boali.

Things to do in Bangui

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

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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Chutes de Boali.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Boali road trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Bangui to Boali with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 30th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Boali

Parks Nature
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Les Chutes de Boali ©
Les Chutes de Boali

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