11 days in Cairns, Auckland & Queenstown Itinerary

11 days in Cairns, Auckland & Queenstown Itinerary

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11 days in Cairns, Auckland & Queenstown Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Cairns, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Auckland, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: San Francisco, United States

4
nights
Cairns, Australia

Cairns
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.
Deep Sea Divers Den Day Trips has been added to your itinerary.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cairns, use our trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Colombia, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:

3
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.
Adventure Capital has been added to your itinerary.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Auckland Central trip planning tool .

You can fly from Cairns to Auckland Central in 6 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cairns to Auckland Central due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cairns in January, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Auckland Central: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. On the 10th (Wed), you're off toQueenstown.

Things to do in Auckland

Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
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Adventure Capital ©
Adventure Capital

3
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.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, spas, parks, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, push the limits with an extreme tour, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Queenstown trip builder app .

You can fly from Auckland Central to Queenstown in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Zipline

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