57 days in Australia, Singapore & New Zealand Itinerary

57 days in Australia, Singapore & New Zealand Itinerary

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Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
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Te Anau, New Zealand
— 5 nights
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Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Fox Glacier, New Zealand
— 4 nights
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Wellington, New Zealand
— 1 night
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Whakapapa, New Zealand
— 4 nights
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 4 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Paihia, New Zealand
— 5 nights
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Brisbane, Australia
— 5 nights
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Singapore, Singapore

— 4 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chinatown and Kranji War Memorial. Head to Orchard Road and Maxwell Food Centrefor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at MacRitchie Nature Trail, head outdoors with City Scoot, brush up on your military savvy at Battlebox, and browse the different shops at Clarke Quay.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Singapore itinerary planner.

London, UK to Singapore is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Singapore, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in February: high temperatures in Singapore hover around 36°C and lows are around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Singapore

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Melbourne, Australia

— 5 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Balloon Rides and St Paul's Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and Old Melbourne Gaol are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to RAAF Museum in Point Cook (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Collins St/Swanston St, admire the masterpieces at ArtVo, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

Fly from Singapore to Melbourne in 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Melbourne. When traveling from Singapore in February, plan for little chillier days in Melbourne, with highs around 32°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sydney, Australia

— 5 nights

The Harbour City

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Shelly Beach (in Manly), Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). There's still lots to do: stop by The Rocks, take an in-depth tour of Sydney Jewish Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, and take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sydney trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in February, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Queenstown, New Zealand

— 4 nights

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Do your shopping at Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery and Queenstown Arts Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Queenstown side-trips: Tobins Track (in Arrowtown), Wooing Tree Vineyard (in Cromwell) and Wanaka (Rippon Vineyard, Diamond Lake & Rocky Mountain walks, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Hayes Engineering Works & Homestead (inc Cafe), identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, learn about winemaking at Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Queenstown online trip maker.

You can fly from Sydney to Queenstown in 6 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Queenstown due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Te Anau, New Zealand

— 5 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Doubtful Sound and Hollyford Track. Get outdoors at Milford Sound and Lake Te Anau. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Te Anau: Milford Foreshore Walk (in Milford) and Southern Discoveries - Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory (in Milford Sound). There's much more to do: stroll through Kepler Track, trek along Routeburn Track, look for all kinds of wild species at Te Anau Bird Sanctuary, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Gunn.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Te Anau trip builder.

Getting from Queenstown to Te Anau by bus takes about 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mt. Cook Village.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand

— 3 nights
Siting under towering peaks of New Zealand's highest mountain, Mt.
Escape the urban bustle at Hooker Valley Track and Red Tarns Track. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Church of the Good Shepherd and Aoraki/Mt. Cook. Explore Mt. Cook Village's surroundings by going to Gem Alpaca Stud (in Fairlie) and Off-Road Tours (in Lake Tekapo). There's more to do: trek along Governors Bush Walk and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mueller Hut Route.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mt. Cook Village online itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Te Anau to Mt. Cook Village with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Mt. Cook Village

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Fox Glacier, New Zealand

— 4 nights
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
Escape the urban bustle at Franz Josef Glacier and Lake Matheson Walk. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Helicopter Tours and Peters Pool Walk. Change things up with a short trip to Sentinel Rock Walk in Franz Josef (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at West Coast Wildlife Centre, stroll through Fox Glacier Hiking Trails, take in the pleasant sights at Tatare Tunnels Walk, and trek along Fox Glacier South Side Walk.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fox Glacier journey maker app.

You can drive from Mt. Cook Village to Fox Glacier in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Wellington, New Zealand

— 1 night

Harbour Capital

Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
On the 13th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, then appreciate the history behind National War Memorial, then take a peaceful walk through Otari-Wilton's Bush Native Botanic Garden, and finally stroll the grounds of Bolton Street Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Paraparaumu Beach, identify plant and animal life at Nga Manu Nature Reserve, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Wellington online tour planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fox Glacier to Wellington in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Whakapapa.

Things to do in Wellington

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Whakapapa, New Zealand

— 4 nights
The country's largest ski resort brings winter sports enthusiasts from all over New Zealand, while a series of short volcano walks as well as numerous alpine crossings make it easy to hike on your Whakapapa trip throughout the year.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mounds Walk and The Barbed Wire Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Taranaki Falls and Whakapapa Nature Walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Whakapapa: Turangi (River Rafting & Tubing & Tongariro National Trout Centre) and Tongariro National Park (Te Porere Redoubt, Ohakune Old Coach Road, &more). And it doesn't end there: hike along Silica Rapids Track, go from sight to sight with Tongariro Crossing Shuttles, contemplate the waterfront views at Tama Lakes, and admire the sheer force of Tawhai Falls.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Whakapapa driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Wellington to Whakapapa takes 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Whakapapa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Rotorua, New Zealand

— 4 nights

Sulphur City

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mt Maunganui Main Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get a sense of the local culture at Te Puia and Tukairangi Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rotorua: Huka Falls Walkway (in Taupo), Waitomo Caves (Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Ruakuri Walk, &more) and Papamoa Beach (in Papamoa). The adventure continues: stroll through Mount Maunganui Base Track, take a memorable tour with Tours, whizz through the canopy at Redwoods Treewalk, and trek along Okere Falls Track.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rotorua trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Whakapapa to Rotorua takes 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Rotorua are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Auckland, New Zealand

— 2 nights

City of Sails

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Auckland Museum, then steep yourself in history at Howick Historical Village, then take in the exciting artwork at Kiwa Art, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Bay Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cheltenham Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Auckland journey planning tool.

You can drive from Rotorua to Auckland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Rotorua in March, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Auckland: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Paihia.

Things to do in Auckland

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Paihia, New Zealand

— 5 nights
The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
Explore hidden gems such as Paihia Harbour and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Paihia side-trips: Bream Head Coast Walks (in Whangarei) and Manginangina Kauri Walk (in Kerikeri). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, pause for some serene contemplation at St James Anglican Church, explore the galleries of Masterpieces Art Gallery, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paihia trip maker.

Drive from Auckland to Paihia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Paihia

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Brisbane, Australia

— 5 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
Do your shopping at State Library Of Queensland and Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith. Get in touch with nature at Bulcock Beach and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Bribie Island Seaside Museum (in Bongaree), Sunshine Coast Brewery (in Kunda Park) and Kondalilla Falls (in Montville). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and make a trip to Boggo Road Gaol (Jail).

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paihia to Brisbane takes 8.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Paihia to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

4.7
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Hiking Trails · Landmarks
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.

Brisbane Region travel guide

4.5
Parks · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Tours of Brisbane Region allow you to enjoy all the modern amenities of an easygoing, multicultural capital, as well as to satisfy your inner adventurer in untouched national parks and sand islands. Excellent dining, stylish shopping neighborhoods, and lively music scene await curious travelers at the charming state capital. To explore the region's great outdoors--bush tracks, vast sand dunes, pristine waterfalls, and rainforest canopies--you'll just need to hop on a water taxi or take a short drive from the city. North Stradbroke and its neighboring Moreton Island offer ample hiking, snorkeling, and wildlife watching opportunities, but to truly immerse yourself in the region's beautiful nature, visit one of the six national parks within the Scenic Rim.