With picturesque fjords, snowcapped mountains, temperate rainforests and black sand beaches, the South Island of New Zealand is a nature-lover’s paradise. And we have even included tips for altering it to fit a shorter trip, or what to see if you have more than 2 weeks in the South Island. About this South Island ItineraryWe spent countless hours researching our route for New Zealand. But we’ve taken our road trip route and made it even better for you. This New Zealand itinerary is set up for a campervan trip.