15 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

15 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Broome, Australia
— 3 nights
2
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 3 nights
3
Cairns, Australia
— 2 nights
4
Port Douglas, Australia
— 1 night
5
Darwin, Australia
— 4 nights

3
nights
Broome, Australia

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Gantheaume Point. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park, stroll through Cable Beach, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Broome tour itinerary site.

London, UK to Broome is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 8 hours. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Broome are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach

3
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Off-Road Tours and Queenstown Hill. On the 9th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Coronet Peak. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Queenstown trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Broome to Queenstown by flight takes about 16 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Broome to Queenstown is 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Coronet Peak ©
Coronet Peak
Spas
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Cairns, Australia

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
On the 12th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cairns using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Cairns takes 9.5 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

1
night
Port Douglas, Australia

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
On the 14th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
Highlights from your plan
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Boat Tours & Water Sports

4
nights
Darwin, Australia

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Explore hidden gems such as RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Parliament House. Step out of Darwin with an excursion to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor--about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 15th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove and see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip planner.

Fly from Port Douglas to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Darwin due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Port Douglas in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Darwin: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 22°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Parliament House ©
Parliament House

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