New Zealand is made up of two islands: Northern & Southern. While a couple of quick destinations can be visited in a short time, two to three weeks are recommended for the full experience. Vehicles can be rented on each island, and there is even a choice of renting camper vans to reduce the costs associated with lodging. It is best not to visit from June to August if you wish to see the glaciers due to the possibility of snow closures. Plan ahead and you can have a wonderful experience in New Zealand.