60 days in Mexico City, Barcelona & New Zealand Itinerary

60 days in Mexico City, Barcelona & New Zealand Itinerary

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Start: Mexico City, Mexico
1
Mexico City, Mexico
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 7 nights
Fly:  30 h
3
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Bus:  3 h 15 min
4
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Wanaka, New Zealand
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h
7
Fox Glacier, New Zealand
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  8 h 15 min
8
Wellington, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
9
Taupo, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Whakapapa, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
11
Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3 h
12
Paihia, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
13
Auckland, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Mexico City, Mexico

5
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step out of Mexico City to go to San Juan Teotihuacan and see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and browse the exhibits of Museo Frida Kahlo.

To plan Mexico City vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major aiports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport. In January in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Walking tours
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

7
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mexico City to Barcelona by flight takes about 16 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 7 hours. When traveling from Mexico City in January, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

5
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, explore the activities along Lake Wakatipu, kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and learn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Queenstown journey builder website.

You can fly from Barcelona to Queenstown in 33 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 11 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

6
nights
Te Anau, New Zealand

Te Anau ©
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
When in Te Anau, make a side trip to see Milford Foreshore Walk in Milford, approximately Milford away. On the 2nd (Sun), hike the day away at Routeburn Track. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Doubtful Sound, contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound, Head underground at Te Anau Glowworm Caves, and hike along Hollyford Track.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Te Anau trip maker app.

You can take a bus from Queenstown to Te Anau in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Mt. Cook Village.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Fiordland National Park, Routeburn Track, Milford Foreshore Walk
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 3:
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Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound

3
nights
Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand

Mt. Cook Village ©
Siting under towering peaks of New Zealand's highest mountain, Mt.
Get out of town with these interesting Mt. Cook Village side-trips: Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) (Glencoe Walk, Hooker Valley Track, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Aoraki/Mt. Cook, hit the slopes at Ski The Tasman, trek along Governors Bush Walk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mt. Cook Village day trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Te Anau to Mt. Cook Village. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Wanaka.

Things to do in Mt. Cook Village

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:
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Aoraki/Mt. Cook ©
Aoraki/Mt. Cook
Hooker Valley Track ©
Hooker Valley Track
Sealy Tarns Track ©
Sealy Tarns Track

1
night
Wanaka, New Zealand

Wanaka ©
Situated on the shores of Lake Wanaka in the Otago region, Wanaka has become a popular ski and summer resort area, owing to its extensive views of the lake and its proximity to some of the best slopes in the country.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Wanaka and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Aspiring National Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Wanaka trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Mt. Cook Village to Wanaka with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Wanaka

Parks Nature
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Mount Aspiring National Park ©
Mount Aspiring National Park
Lake Wanaka ©
Lake Wanaka

4
nights
Fox Glacier, New Zealand

Fox Glacier ©
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
Go for a jaunt from Fox Glacier to Franz Josef to see Franz Josef Glacier about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Gillespies Beach, hike along Moraine Walk, take in the pleasant sights at River Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fox Glacier South Side Walk.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fox Glacier day trip planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Wanaka to Fox Glacier takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Franz Josef
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 11:
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Gillespies Beach ©
Gillespies Beach
Fox Glacier South Side Walk ©
Fox Glacier South Side Walk
Franz Josef Glacier ©
Franz Josef Glacier

3
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 (Queen Charlotte Track & Marlborough Sounds). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition, stroll through Pinnacles Track, and trek along Catchpool Loop Walk.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Wellington trip itinerary app.

Getting from Fox Glacier to Wellington by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In February, daytime highs in Wellington are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Picton, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Wellington Botanic Garden, Catchpool Loop Walk
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:
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Marlborough Sounds ©
Marlborough Sounds
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Queen Charlotte Track ©
Queen Charlotte Track

6
nights
Taupo, New Zealand

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Explore Taupo's surroundings by going to Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera) and Rotorua (Lady Knox Geyser, Fancy Meow Cat Cafe, &more). The adventure continues: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the natural beauty of Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Taupo road trip website.

You can fly from Wellington to Taupo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Whakapapa.

Things to do in Taupo

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Rotorua, Hobbiton Movie Set
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 21:
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Horseback Riding Tours

5
nights
Whakapapa, New Zealand

The country's largest ski resort brings winter sports enthusiasts from all over New Zealand, while a series of short volcano walks as well as numerous alpine crossings make it easy to hike on your Whakapapa trip throughout the year.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tongariro National Park (Ohakune Old Coach Road & Horsemtrails) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Turangi). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tongariro Alpine Crossing, hike along Tongariro Northern Circuit, don't miss a visit to Mead's Wall, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tongariro Crossing Shuttles.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Whakapapa trip planner.

Drive from Taupo to Whakapapa in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in Whakapapa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tongariro National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 26:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Ohakune Old Coach Road ©
Ohakune Old Coach Road

3
nights
Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

Waitomo Caves ©
Head deep beneath the surface of the earth at Waitomo Caves, a village and cave system that draws both extreme sports enthusiasts and those wanting something a little more relaxed.
Waitomo Caves is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Waitomo Glowworm Caves, step off the mainland to explore Kapiti Island, take in the dramatic scenery at Marakopa Falls, and head outdoors with Waitomo Clay Birds.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Waitomo Caves trip planner.

Traveling by car from Whakapapa to Waitomo Caves takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kapiti Island, Aranui Cave
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 29:
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves ©
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Footwhistle Glowworm Cave ©
Footwhistle Glowworm Cave
Ruakuri Walk ©
Ruakuri Walk

5
nights
Paihia, New Zealand

Paihia ©
The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paihia: Tapeka Point Track (in Russell) and Bream Head Coast Walks (in Whangarei). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and get in on the family fun at Action World.

Planning Paihia trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Waitomo Caves to Paihia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Paihia

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

KeriKeri New Zealand, Tapeka Point Track, Bream Head Coast Walks, Haruru Falls
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 5:
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Bream Head Coast Walks ©
Bream Head Coast Walks
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Auckland side-trips: Tawharanui Regional Park (in Warkworth) and Connells Bay Sculpture Park (in Waiheke Island). There's still lots to do: make a trip to SkyTower, learn about all things military at Auckland Museum, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and stop by Pauanesia.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Auckland trip builder website.

You can drive from Paihia to Auckland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. March in Auckland sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tawharanui Regional Park, Connells Bay Sculpture Park
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 8:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum

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