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
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 7 nights
Fly
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Bus
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Te Anau, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Drive
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Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wanaka, New Zealand
— 1 night
Bus
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Fox Glacier, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Bus to Hokitika i-SITE, Fly to Wellington
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Wellington, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly
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Taupo, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Drive
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Whakapapa, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Drive
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Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Paihia, New Zealand
— 5 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Mexico City, Mexico — 5 nights

City of Palaces

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, 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 Santa Lucía Air Force Base / Felipe Angeles 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 catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Find places to stay Jan 9 — 14:

Barcelona, Spain — 7 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip 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 15.5 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 fly to Queenstown.
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Find places to stay Jan 14 — 21:

Queenstown, New Zealand — 5 nights

Shallow Bay

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, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy some diversion at Break One, 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.
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Find places to stay Jan 23 — 28:

Te Anau, New Zealand — 6 nights

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, contemplate the waterfront views at Ivan Wilson Park, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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.
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Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand — 3 nights

Siting under towering peaks of New Zealand's highest mountain, Mt.
When in Mt. Cook Village, make a side trip to see Hooker Valley Track in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), approximately Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Aoraki/Mt. Cook, trek along Mueller Hut Route, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glencoe Walk, and explore the activities along Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mt. Cook Village trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Te Anau to Mt. Cook Village with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Wanaka.
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Wanaka, New Zealand — 1 night

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.
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Find places to stay Feb 6 — 7:

Fox Glacier, New Zealand — 4 nights

A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
Fox Glacier is known for trails, sightseeing, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gillespies Beach, trek along Moraine Walk, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take in the pleasant sights at River Walk.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Fox Glacier visit planner.

Traveling by bus from Wanaka to Fox Glacier takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Wellington.
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Find places to stay Feb 7 — 11:

Wellington, New Zealand — 3 nights

Harbour Capital

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). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, trek along Catchpool Loop Walk, admire the natural beauty at Wellington Botanic Garden, and steep yourself in history at Wellington Cable Car.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Wellington itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fox Glacier to Wellington in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February in Wellington, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly to Taupo.
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Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:

Taupo, New Zealand — 6 nights

Great Cloak of Tia

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, look for gifts at Huka Honey Hive, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, 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 2.5 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.
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Find places to stay Feb 15 — 21:

Whakapapa, New Zealand — 5 nights

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 River Rafting & Tubing (in Turangi) and Tongariro National Park (Ohakune Old Coach Road, Horsemtrails, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tongariro Alpine Crossing, hike along Tongariro Northern Circuit, admire the sheer force of Tawhai Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tama Lakes.

You can plan Whakapapa trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Taupo to Whakapapa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Waitomo Caves.
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Find places to stay Feb 21 — 26:

Waitomo Caves, New Zealand — 3 nights

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 trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Waitomo Glowworm Caves, take in the dramatic scenery at Marakopa Falls, take a memorable tour with Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruakuri Walk.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Waitomo Caves vacation planning site.

You can drive from Whakapapa to Waitomo Caves in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Paihia.
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Paihia, New Zealand — 5 nights

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, make a trip to KeriKeri New Zealand, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, 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 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 catch the flight to Auckland.
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Auckland, New Zealand — 3 nights

City of Sails

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: Connells Bay Sculpture Park (in Waiheke Island) and Tawharanui Regional Park (in Warkworth). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to SkyTower, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, stop by Pauanesia, and see the interesting displays at Auckland Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Auckland driving holiday website.

You can fly from Paihia to Auckland in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. March in Auckland sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Mar 5 — 8:

New Zealand travel guide

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Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.
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