11 days in Auckland Region & Sydney Itinerary

11 days in Auckland Region & Sydney Itinerary

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11 days in Auckland Region & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia, United States
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Auckland, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Philadelphia, United States

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Auckland Museum and Stardome Observatory & Planetarium. Get outdoors at Orewa Beach and Muriwai Gannet Colony. Venture out of the city with trips to Wild on Waiheke Restaurant (in Waiheke Island), Goat Island Marine Reserve (in Warkworth) and Matakana War Memorial (in Matakana). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Ponsonby, enjoy the sand and surf at New Chums Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bethells Beach, and explore the activities along Devonport.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Auckland Central attractions planner .

Philadelphia, USA to Auckland Central is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Auckland Central. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Philadelphia in April since evenings lows in Auckland Central dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Muriwai Gannet Colony, Goat Island Marine Reserve, New Chums Beach, Wild on Waiheke, Matakana War Memorial
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Bethells Beach ©
Bethells Beach
Orewa Beach ©
Orewa Beach
Muriwai Gannet Colony ©
Muriwai Gannet Colony

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Rocks Markets and Bouddi National Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, stop by Sydney Fish Market, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip app .

You can fly from Auckland Central to Sydney in 7 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland Central to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Auckland Central in April since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bouddi National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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