The Best 10-Day Trip Itinerary For Solo Travelers

Author: Srikanth Krishna on Feb 14,2024

New Zealand, a gorgeous island in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean, is ideal for adventure lovers and solo travelers. We will help you plan the best solo tour, including breathtaking natural landscapes and world-class adventure sports.


Trip Highlights:

  • Enjoy exotic islands, wineries, high-adrenaline sports, and shopping in Auckland.
  • Travel to Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, to explore the beaches, bird sanctuary, and regional parks.
  • Fall in love with the bustling nightlife of Christchurch.
  • Stay amidst nature in Queenstown and Dunedin, which promises picturesque mountains and waterfalls.

A tour at a glance

Tour Price

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Auckland

Arrive at the Auckland Airport and meet your private tour guide, who will transport you to your hotel. Start your tour by heading to Sky Tower, an observation tower in Auckland. There you can try adventure sports like SkyWalk and SkyJump. Treat yourself to a fine-dining experience and enjoy incredible views of Auckland. 

Day 2:Explore Auckland andWaiheke Island

Meet your guide in the morning and head over to the Auckland War Memorial Museum to learn more about the nations military history. Stroll down Queenstreet, one of the busiest streets of Auckland. In the afternoon, visit Waiheke Island to experience world-class vineyards and interesting eco-tours. Head back to the hotel for the night.

Day 3: Soak in the sea, sun, and sand


After breakfast, your tour guide will take you to Rangitoto, a volcanic island near Auckland. It is known for its particular symmetrical volcano cone. Rangitoto Island is ideal for hikers and excursionists. Relax on the beachside and enjoy water sports like kayaking, surfing, and many more. Proceed to Waitemata Harbor, the main access harbor adjoining the city. Enjoy whale and dolphin watching here. A magical underwater world awaits you at Sealife Kelly Tarltons Aquarium. You can also visit turtle bay, shark tunnel, Antarctic ice adventure, Scott base, and more. Enjoy fine dining and try your luck at the casino in Skycity Auckland before calling it a night.

Day 4: Explore Wellington in all its glory


Your guide will take you on a luxury road trip from Auckland to Wellington. The entire journey is picturesque and lets you experience the nature of New Zealand up close. Head to Zealandia Ecosanctuary, a fully-fenced ecosanctuary with an amazing wildlife and bird reserve. Enjoy planetarium shows at Space Place at Carter Observatory. Spend the night shopping at Lambton Quay, a busy market in Wellington.

Day 5: Wellington has a lot more to offer


Start your day at the botanical garden at Otari-Wiltons Bush. The garden has numerous antiquated trees, untamed greenery, and a great path for a morning run. Proceed to Belmont Regional Park, one of the best camping spots in the city. Enjoy fishing at the Taputeranga Marine Reserve along the sea coast. End the day in Courtenay Place, known for its entertainment, shopping, and nightlife.

Day 6: Head to Christchurch


Youll have a private transfer this morning to the airport for the short flight to Christchurch. Meet your new guide in the arrivals hall for the transfer to your hotel. Then, begin your excursion to the  Willow Bank Wildlife Reserve, where you can enjoy Maori cultural performances and a meal at an open nature-view restaurant. Take a small, flat-bottomed boat at Punting on the Avon. After a busy day, your guide will transfer you back to your hotel.

Day 7: A day filled with adventure


Christchurch Adventure Park is located in the Port Hills of the city. They offer zip-lining, mountain biking, quads, and much more. Visit Sumner Cave Rock Beach, which has an unusual volcanic rock formation.  Back in the city, visit New Regent Street, a popular shopping area that caters to all your shopping needs.

Day 8: Queenstown awaits


Your guide will transfer you to the airport for the short flight to Queenstown. Meet your guide in the arrivals hall, and immediately set out on your next adventure to Milford Sound. This stunning fiord promises mind-blowing views of mountains and waterfalls. You can take a helicopter or a boat tour for incredible views. Adventure lovers can check out thrill jumps and zip lines over the canyon walls. Visit Kiwi Birdlife Park, where you can enjoy bird shows along with an audio tour. Lake Wanaka, one of the largest lakes in New Zealand, is a popular destination for boating, swimming, and fishing. If you are visiting in winter, another option is hitting the slopes at The Remarkables Ski Area.

Day 9: Hello Dunedin!


Travel overland to Dunedin, your final destination on this itinerary. You may choose to visit Tunnel Beach, a popular diving and snorkeling spot with cliffs and caves. Or explore Otago Museum, home to one of the largest museum collections in the country. Nature lovers can visit Orokonui Ecosanctuary, promising a native wildlife experience.

Day 10: Last day of fun


Start your final day by walking along St. Kilda Beach in Dunedin. The next stop is Dunedin Chinese Garden, a traditional garden with a tea house and a lake view. Buy souvenirs for friends and family at The Octagon city center. It's time to say Haere Ra (goodbye) to the countless memories you made on this New Zealand trip. Your guide will transfer you to the airport for your international departure.


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