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New Zealand Itinerary Feedback

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Hi. I'm working on an itinerary for a trip to New Zealand in November of 2016. Right now I am planning on renting a car in Queenstown and returning it in Auckland. I have run my itinerary through the AA.co.nz website and the driving times seem easily do able, but I would appreciate getting feedback from someone who has been to New Zealand before. Thank you in advance to anyone who replies!

Day 1: Depart U.S. (PM)

Day 2: Day lost crossing the international date line

Day 3: Arrive in Queenstown
Overnight in Queenstown

Day 4: Safari of the LOTR scenes
Skyline Dinner
Overnight in Queenstown

Day 5: Milford Sound Cruise (by Bus)
Overnight Queenstown

Day 6: Farm Tour
Pick up Rent Car
Overnight in Queenstown

Day 7: Drive to Mt. Cook
Hike
Overnight in Mount Cook

Day 8: Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre
Hike
Glacier Explorer Cruise or Helicopter/hike
Overnight in Mount Cook

Day 9: Stop at Lake Tekapo/Church of the Good Shepherd
Drive to Chrischurch
International Antartic Center
Overnight in Christchurch

Day 10: Tour Christchurch
Christchurch Botanical Gardens
Overnight Kaikoura

Day 11: Whale Watching
Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway
Drive to Picton
Night in Picton

Day 12: Wine Tour
Night in Picton

Day 13: Ferry to Wellington AM
Weta Cave
Wellington Cable Car
Night in Wellington

Day 14: Te Papa Museum
Night in Wellington

Day 15: Drive to Tangoriro National Park
Short Hikes
Night in/near Tangoriro NP

Day 16: Short Hike (s)
Drive to Rotorua

Day 17: Te Puia or Wai-O-Tapu
Hangi dinner
Night in Rotorua

Day 18: Hobbiton Movie Set
Waitomo caves
Night in Waitomo

Day 19: Drive to Auckland
Night in Auckland

Day 20: Harbor cruise
Fly Home (in the PM)

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