Hobbiton, Matamata Photo: Camilla Rutherford White Island Photo: Camilla Rutherford Food and wine Photo: Camilla Rutherford Inspiration for Building your FAM Itinerary You are here Home › Campaign › Explore PLUS Independent FAM Program › Inspiration for Building your FAM Itinerary New Zealand is rich in its diversity of landscapes, activities and culinary adventures. We invite you to explore and enjoy the many offerings found throughout our destination. Be sure to include a mix of North Island and South Island regions. Remember, traveling via air the length of New Zealand only takes about 2.5 hours! You can easily traverse the country during an 8-day itinerary, although visitors typically spend on average 14 days. As you prepare your independent FAM, we encourage you to review the sample itineraries*. Sample itineraries Select one or combine many of these 3 to 5 day itineraries to build your perfect New Zealand FAM. each one is designed around themes and regions. 8 Day - North Island - Active Outdoors 8 days Active Outdoors From cycling around sparkling city harbours to landing on an active marine volcano - journey your way through the North Island's great outdoors. 10 Day - South Island - Active Outdoors 10 days Adventure through the South Island’s diverse landscapes, before a brief city break in cosmopolitan Auckland. 11 Day - North Island - Wildlife and Nature 11 days Wildlife and Nature Experience natural spectacles and unique wildlife encounters on this journey around the North Island. 12 Day - South Island - Wildlife and Nature 12 days Wildlife and Nature Get up close to rare wildlife and be awed by the natural beauty of New Zealand’s rugged South Island. 10 Day - South Island - Food, Wine and Local Experiences 10 days Food, Wine and Local Culture Taste your way through New Zealand’s South Island, getting to know local artisan food, wine and beer producers. 9 Day - South Island - Adventure and Adrenaline 9 days Adventure and Adrenaline An action-packed journey from New Zealand’s adventure capital to the peaks of Aoraki Mount Cook. 8 Day - Māori culture and New Zealand History - South Island 8 days Maori Culture and History Arrive in Auckland, Christchurch or Wellington. Transfer to a domestic flight to Dunedin. Upon arrival in the city, take a guided tour around the oldest, the newest and the steepest – see the city from the look-outs and up close, with plenty of photo stops along the way. More Trip Planning Ideas: For 7- to 14-day themed itineraries Regional Top 10 Activities *Disclaimer: Please note, any mention of specific product on this site is meant to be used only as an example and does not represent an endorsement of that product by Tourism New Zealand.