Day 1: Start your 10-day South Island New Zealand itinerary in Christchurch - 1 night
Drop your luggage off at the hotel and spend the first day of your 10-day South Island itinerary exploring Christchurch. Luckily, nearly everything in New Zealand’s second-largest city can be reached on foot, by bike and public transport.
For a relaxing afternoon, head towards Hagley Park. Stop and smell the roses (quite literally) at Christchurch Botanical Garden, go for a leisurely stroll through the park or sit back and relax while punting on the Avon. If the weather happens to be a bit iffy, the Canterbury Museum is a great place to learn more about Canterbury (the region Christchurch is in).