19 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

19 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

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Cairns, Australia
— 1 night
2
Brisbane, Australia
— 2 nights
3
Gold Coast, Australia
— 1 night
4
Taupo, New Zealand
— 1 night
5
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 1 night
6
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 2 nights
7
Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights
8
Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 3 nights

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Cairns is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Dhaka City to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Spas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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nights
Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, thenwalk around South Bank Parklands, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, thenidentify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and finally explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane travel route builder site.

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairns in April, with highs in Brisbane at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

1
night
Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 7th (Tue), observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, and then get your game on at Circus Arts Gold Coast.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip maker tool.

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Circus Arts Gold Coast ©
Circus Arts Gold Coast

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night
Taupo, New Zealand

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, thenadmire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway, thenhave fun at Clay Break Taupo, and finally take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, make a trip to Aratiatia Rapids, stroll around Huka Prawn Park, thentake in the natural beauty of Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley, and finally make a trip to Maori Rock Carvings.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Taupo day trip site.

Fly from Gold Coast to Taupo in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Gold Coast to Taupo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Te Anau.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway

1
night
Te Anau, New Zealand

Te Anau ©
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the activities along Milford Sound and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Te Anau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kepler Track and then explore the activities along Doubtful Sound.

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Fly from Taupo to Te Anau in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Kepler Track ©
Kepler Track

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nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
On the 12th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wakatipu, push the limits with an extreme tour, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown. Keep things going the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, thenlearn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines, and then explore and take pictures at Glenorchy-Queenstown Road.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Queenstown tour planning website.

You can take a bus from Te Anau to Queenstown in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Peregrine Wines ©
Peregrine Wines

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, thenstop by DUX Collection Sydney, thenwander the streets of The Rocks, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, walk around Nielsen Park, thenstroll through Bondi Beach, and finally visit Darling Harbour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Sydney takes 6 hours. Traveling from Queenstown to Sydney, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 16th (Thu), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, thenadmire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens. Keep things going the next day: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, thenexplore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip site.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Melbourne at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, thentake in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, thenexplore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally hike along Kuniya Walk. Keep things going the next day: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, thentake in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach °C and lows reach °C. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

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