22 days in Australia, Auckland & Rotorua Itinerary

22 days in Australia, Auckland & Rotorua Itinerary

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Start: Tampa, United States
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Auckland, New Zealand
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h
3
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Hobart, Australia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Launceston, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
6
Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
8
Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  29 h
End: Tampa, United States

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, and then take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Auckland Zoo, thentake a stroll through Devonport, and then look for gifts at Pauanesia.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Auckland planner.

Tampa, USA to Auckland is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tampa to Auckland, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Auckland is colder than Tampa - with highs of 56°F and lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum

3
nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rotorua: Taupo (Huka Falls Walkway, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, &more). There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, do a tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and contemplate the long history of Te Puia.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rotorua journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Auckland to Rotorua takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Auckland in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rotorua, with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Taupo
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Prawn Park ©
Huka Prawn Park

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Rotorua to Sydney in 8 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rotorua to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
night
Hobart, Australia

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
On the 11th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, thenidentify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Hobart to be little chillier, temps between 56°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Wildlife Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

1
night
Launceston, Australia

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 12th (Fri), appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then stroll around City Park.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hobart to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
City Park ©
City Park

3
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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, explore and take pictures at Fitzroy Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne online road trip planner.

Getting from Launceston to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Melbourne

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

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls, and admire all the interesting features of Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Flagstaff Hill Lookout & Safaris) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, and have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns planner.

Fly from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns is 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Cairns Kart Hire Track
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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