60 days in Mexico City, Barcelona & New Zealand Itinerary

60 days in Mexico City, Barcelona & New Zealand Itinerary

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Mexico City, Mexico
— 5 nights
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 7 nights
3
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 5 nights
4
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 6 nights
5
Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand
— 3 nights
6
Wanaka, New Zealand
— 1 night
7
Fox Glacier, New Zealand
— 4 nights
8
Wellington, New Zealand
— 3 nights
9
Taupo, New Zealand
— 6 nights
10
Whakapapa, New Zealand
— 5 nights
11
Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
— 3 nights
12
Paihia, New Zealand
— 5 nights
13
Auckland, New Zealand
— 3 nights

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
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 14:
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Food 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: make a trip to Casa Batllo, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, stroll around Parc Guell, and wander the streets of Las Ramblas.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Barcelona road trip planning app.

Getting from Mexico City to Barcelona by flight takes about 16 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Mexico City to Barcelona. While traveling from Mexico City, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 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
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 21:
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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, learn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines, play a few rounds at Queenstown Golf Club, and trek along Ben Lomond Track.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Queenstown trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Queenstown in 34 hours. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Barcelona to Queenstown due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 28:
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Peregrine Wines ©
Peregrine Wines

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. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Doubtful Sound, trek along Hollyford Track, explore the fascinating underground world of Te Anau Glowworm Caves, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Te Anau.

Before you visit Te Anau, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a bus from Queenstown to Te Anau in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to 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). The adventure continues: get outside with Aoraki/Mt. Cook, hike along Red Tarns Track, tour the pleasant surroundings at Governors Bush Walk, and hit the slopes at Ski The Tasman.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mt. Cook Village sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Te Anau to Mt. Cook Village. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can 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 more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, 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

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 7:
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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. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Gillespies Beach, hike along Fox Glacier Hiking Trails, tour the pleasant surroundings at Minnehaha Walk, and take in the pleasant sights at Lake Matheson Walk.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fox Glacier journey tool.

Traveling by bus from Wanaka to Fox Glacier takes 5.5 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, catch a ride on Wellington Cable Car, trek along Catchpool Loop Walk, and admire the natural beauty at Wellington Botanic Garden.

To find other places to visit, maps, 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 bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. 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, Catchpool Loop Walk, Wellington Botanic Garden
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Marlborough Sounds ©
Marlborough Sounds
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Queen Charlotte Track ©
Queen Charlotte Track

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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 Rotorua (Lady Knox Geyser, Fancy Meow Cat Cafe, &more) and Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera). There's much more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, stop by Huka Honey Hive, and don't miss a visit to Maori Rock Carvings.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Taupo trip builder website.

You can fly from Wellington to Taupo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Whakapapa.

Things to do in Taupo

Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Rotorua, Hobbiton Movie Set
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

5
nights
Whakapapa, New Zealand

Whakapapa ©
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, &more) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Turangi). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tongariro Alpine Crossing, admire the sheer force of Taranaki Falls, explore and take pictures at Tongariro Crossing Shuttles, and explore the activities along Tama Lakes.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the 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:
Highlights from your plan
Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Horsemtrails ©
Horsemtrails
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, admire the sheer force of Marakopa Falls, head outdoors with Waitomo Clay Birds, and take in the views from Mangapohue Natural Bridge Walk.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, 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

Aranui Cave, Kapiti Island
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Waitomo Glowworm Caves ©
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Kapiti Island ©
Kapiti Island
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: Bream Head Coast Walks (in Whangarei) and Tapeka Point Track (in Russell). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Waitangi Treaty Grounds, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Paihia Harbour, and get in on the family fun at Action World.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paihia vacation maker website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Waitomo Caves to Paihia in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Auckland.

Things to do in Paihia

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

KeriKeri New Zealand, Bream Head Coast Walks, Tapeka Point Track, Haruru Falls
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 5:
Highlights from your plan
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 find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Auckland trip builder website.

You can drive from Paihia to Auckland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; 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

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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

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