15 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

15 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

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Melbourne, Australia
— 1 night
2
Port Campbell, Australia
— Few hours
3
Melbourne, Australia
— 1 night
4
Brisbane, Australia
— 1 day
5
Gold Coast, Australia
— 2 nights
6
Cairns, Australia
— 2 nights
7
Sydney, Australia
— 1 night
8
Jervis Bay, Australia
— Few hours
9
Sydney, Australia
— 1 night
10
Christchurch, New Zealand
— 1 night
11
Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
— Few hours
12
Wanaka, New Zealand
— Few hours
13
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 2 nights
14
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 1 night
15
Auckland, New Zealand
— 1 day

1
night
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Yarra River, Federation Square, Parliament House of Victoria, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Parliament House of Victoria, contemplate the long history of Cooks' Cottage, thentake a stroll around Federation Square, thenadmire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Yarra River.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder.

Shanghai, China to Melbourne is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Shanghai to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Shanghai in April since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Federation Square ©
Federation Square

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hours
Port Campbell, Australia

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Loch Ard Gorge has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at London Bridge and then take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Port Campbell road trip app.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Port Campbell takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

1
night
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne
Take the guesswork out of planning a Melbourne vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Port Campbell to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. You will leave for Brisbane on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:

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day
Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park, South Bank Parklands and Brisbane City Council. On the 11th (Thu), walk around Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park, walk around South Bank Parklands, and then don't miss a visit to Brisbane City Council.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in April, things will get a bit warmer in Brisbane: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park ©
Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Brisbane City Council ©
Brisbane City Council

2
nights
Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Dreamworld has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach and then get in on the family fun at Dreamworld.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail self-drive option as well as Green Island. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): make a short side trip with Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail self-drive option. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Green Island and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in April, with highs in Cairns at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail self-drive option
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Green Island ©
Green Island

1
night
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.
You've added University of Sydney, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, St. Mary's Cathedral, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, thensee a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally don't miss a visit to University of Sydney.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planning site.

Getting from Cairns to Sydney by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, Sydney is slightly colder than Cairns - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Shopping Nature
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Mrs Macquarie's Chair ©
Mrs Macquarie's Chair

few
hours
Jervis Bay, Australia

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
You've now added Dolphin Watch Cruises to your itinerary. On the 16th (Tue), take a memorable tour with Dolphin Watch Cruises.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Jervis Bay vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Sydney to Jervis Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney in April, Jervis Bay is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Sydney.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Watch Cruises ©
Dolphin Watch Cruises

1
night
Sydney, Australia

Sydney
To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

Getting from Jervis Bay to Sydney by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. On the 17th (Wed), you'll travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:

1
night
Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Avon River, Christchurch Botanic Gardens and Mona Vale. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the activities along Avon River, stroll around Christchurch Botanic Gardens, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Mona Vale, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christchurch Cathedral.

Plan a Christchurch trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Christchurch takes 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Christchurch. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Christchurch to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lake Tekapo.

Things to do in Christchurch

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Mona Vale ©
Mona Vale
Christchurch Cathedral ©
Christchurch Cathedral

few
hours
Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Lake Tekapo
Located in a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve, Lake Tekapo offers evenings of stargazing and days of long walks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Pukaki as well as The Church of the Good Shepherd. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Tekapo, thenpause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Good Shepherd, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pukaki.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Lake Tekapo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Christchurch to Lake Tekapo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Wanaka.

Things to do in Lake Tekapo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Pukaki
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Tekapo
Lake Tekapo
The Church of the Good Shepherd ©
The Church of the Good Shepherd
Lake Pukaki ©
Lake Pukaki

few
hours
Wanaka, New Zealand

Wanaka ©
Situated on the shores of Lake Wanaka in the Otago region, Wanaka has become a popular ski and summer resort area, owing to its extensive views of the lake and its proximity to some of the best slopes in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wanaka.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Wanaka travel route planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Lake Tekapo to Wanaka takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wanaka

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Wanaka ©
Lake Wanaka

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Wakatipu. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wakatipu.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Queenstown driving holiday planner.

Take a bus from Wanaka to Queenstown in 3 hours. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Queenstown

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Wakatipu
Lake Wakatipu

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night
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua
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.
To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rotorua itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Queenstown to Rotorua in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. April in Rotorua sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You will leave for Auckland on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Rotorua

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 21:

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day
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.
On the 21st (Sun), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Eden.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Auckland trip planner.

Getting from Rotorua to Auckland by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rotorua in April since evenings lows in Auckland dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Wineries Tours Nature
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Mount Eden ©
Mount Eden

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