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Help with SI Itinerary please

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Thanks Fodorites for your earlier feedback. My SI itinerary is shaping up and I would love your feedback on my tentative schedule for January 2011. We are renting a car for this trip.

My husband and I are struggling right now with optimizing the Kaikoura/Blenheim/Nelson part of the trip - so any comments here would be especially appreciated. We would like to spend a day touring 3-5 wineries in Blenheim, but also want to get closer to the Abel Tasman area so that we can wake up early the next day for an early departure for a 2 day overnight kayak trip. *Sigh* There is never enough time on vacation! :)

Day 1 Fly into Christchurch, Drive straight to Kaikoura/Stay in Kaikoura (2 nights)
Day 2 Whalewatch/Dolphin Swim/Scuba Stay in Kaikoura
Day 3 Whalewatch/Dolphin Swim/Scuba Transit /Stay in Nelson*
Day 4 Blenheim Winery Tours using Nelson as a base?/Stay in Nelson*
Day 5 Overnight Kayak Trip in Abel Tasman Trip
Day 6 Back in Nelson/Stay in Nelson* (1 night)
Day 7 Nelson Weekend Shopping Market /Transit/Stay in Punakaiki (1 night)
Day 8 Transit/Stay in Franz Josef (2 nights)
Day 9 ½ day or Full day glacier hike/Stay in Franz Josef
Day 10 Transit/Stay in Queenstown (4 nights)
Day 11 Milford Sound Cruise/Stay in Queenstown
Day 12 Routeburn Track/Stay in Queenstown
Day 13 Paragliding, rafting, etc./Stay in Queenstown
Day 14 Fly to Auckland/Stay in Auckland (1 night)
Day 15 Morning in Auckland/Fly back to States

*Not sure if should stay in Nelson/Blenheim/Kaiteriteri

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