17 days in New Zealand & Australia Itinerary

17 days in New Zealand & Australia Itinerary

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Auckland, New Zealand
— 5 nights
2
Christchurch, New Zealand
— 7 nights
3
Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights
4
Melbourne, Australia
— 1 night

5
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©
The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Appreciate the collections at Auckland Museum and Sculptureum. Step out of the city life by going to Devonport and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Auckland: Orewa Beach (in Orewa), Waiheke Island (Wine Tours & Tastings & Oneroa Beach) and Piha Beach (in Piha). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre, look for gifts at Pauanesia, kick back and relax at Cheltenham Beach, and get impressive views of Rangitoto Island.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Auckland online attractions planner.

New Delhi, India to Auckland is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Auckland, you'll lose 6.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Auckland, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Waiheke Island, Cheltenham Beach, Orewa Beach, Piha Beach, Sculptureum
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Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sculptureum ©
Sculptureum

7
nights
Christchurch, New Zealand

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Christchurch Art Gallery (Te Puna o Waiwhetu) and The Giants House. Do your shopping at Little River Gallery and The Arts Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Christchurch: Leithfield Beach (in Leithfield), Akaroa (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Swim with Dolphins, &more) and Waipara (Waipara Springs Winery & Terrace Edge Vineyard & Olive Grove). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Canterbury Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Mona Vale, take a memorable ride with TranzAlpine Train, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christchurch Cathedral.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Christchurch tour itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Auckland to Christchurch in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Auckland in January, you will find days in Christchurch are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are little chillier (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Christchurch

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Akaroa, Waipara, Little River Gallery, Geraldine Observatory, Leithfield Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum
International Antarctic Centre ©
International Antarctic Centre

2
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stop by Sydney Fish Market, stroll through Bondi Beach, visit Darling Harbour, then enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and then trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sydney day trip planning app.

You can fly from Christchurch to Sydney in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Christchurch to Sydney. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Christchurch in January, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

1
night
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): shop like a local with Federation Square.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip app.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in February since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 16°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping · Museums
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Federation Square ©
Federation Square

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