29 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

29 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

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Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
2
Ballarat, Australia
— 1 night
3
Launceston, Australia
— 1 night
4
Hobart, Australia
— 2 nights
5
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
6
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
7
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 4 nights
8
Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
9
Margaret River, Australia
— 1 night
10
Perth, Australia
— 2 nights

4
nights
Melbourne, Australia

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, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Melbourne online tour itinerary planner.

Adelaide to Melbourne is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Melbourne. Traveling from Adelaide in May, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Melbourne. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ballarat.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
night
Ballarat, Australia

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 17th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial and then contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ballarat trip website.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Ballarat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Ballarat sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Ballarat

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial ©
Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial

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 18th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then walk around City Park.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Launceston trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Ballarat to Launceston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ballarat in May, with highs in Launceston at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, thenidentify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, thenidentify plant and animal life at Raptor Refuge, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hobart sightseeing planner.

Drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Raptor Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Food Tours

5
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.
Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Wentworth Falls in Wentworth Falls, about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, visit The Rocks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Hobart - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
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 find plenty of places to visit near Queenstown: Te Anau (Milford Sound, Ivan Wilson Park, &more). The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, explore the activities along Lake Wakatipu, do a tasting at Chard Farm Winery, and trek along Hollyford Track.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Queenstown holiday planning website.

You can fly from Sydney to Queenstown in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Queenstown is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Spas

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Taupo (Huka Honey Hive, Huka Falls Walkway, &more), Waitomo Caves (Ruakuri Walk & Waitomo Glowworm Caves) and Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera). Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Te Puia, take a memorable tour with Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk, and delve into the lush surroundings at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rotorua holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Rotorua takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Taupo, Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Waitomo Glowworm Caves ©
Waitomo Glowworm Caves

2
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

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 4th (Thu): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, thenexamine the collection at Auckland Museum, and then don't miss a visit to SkyTower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): stop by Pauanesia and then step off the mainland to explore Waiheke Island.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Auckland trip website.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Auckland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Auckland when traveling from Rotorua in June, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum

1
night
Margaret River, Australia

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Busselton Jetty and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Margaret River itinerary builder.

You can fly from Auckland to Margaret River in 14 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Breweries & Distilleries Adventure

Side Trip

Busselton Jetty
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty

2
nights
Perth, Australia

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Fremantle Prison, examine the collection at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and then walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint and then explore the activities along Swan River.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Perth holiday planning site.

Drive from Margaret River to Perth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Perth sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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