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1 extra day to Nelson or Picton

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Hello my fellow Fodorites,

I will be honeymooning in NZ South Island in November. I have one extra day I can only allocate in the North part of the South Island.

Below is my itinerary for the north part of the south island. From there we will continue onto the remainder of the south island for another 2 weeks.

Day 1 - Fly into Nelson and arrive around 930 am
Day 2 - Abel Tasman full day
Day 3 - maybe go to the beaches or rent bikes and go wine tasting
Day 4 - EXTRA DAY. Stay in Nelson or Go to Picton ??? OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS
Day 5 - Blenheim
Day 6 - Blenheim
Day 7 - Kaikoura

DAY 4 - We could do the scenic drive from Nelson to Picton, we could stop in Havelock for their famous mussels, then do a cruise around the Queen Charlotte Sounds. And stay in Picton overnight, I suppose. The scenic route is about 2 hours correct? How much time should I allocate towards this drive with some stops? Then this could cut my drive from Nelson to Blenheim as well on Day 5. Alternatively, I could stay in Nelson on Day 4. Then Day 5 head to Blenheim via the non scenic route, as I don't think we will have time to do the scenic drive and wine taste on Day 5 (which I really want to spend 2 full days wine tasting in Blenheim). What is the driving distance from Nelson to Blenheim non scenic route and scenic route? I am getting so many mixed reviews on this online!

Thank you so much for your responses. Please let me know your thoughts.

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