17 days in Australia & Auckland Itinerary

17 days in Australia & Auckland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Denver, United States
Fly:  20 h
1
Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
2
Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
Travel:  2 h 45 min
3
Fitzroy Island, Australia
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  7 h 15 min
4
Brisbane, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
End: Melbourne, Australia

2
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.
On the 11th (Thu), take a stroll through Devonport. On the next day, contemplate the geological forces at Mount Eden, enjoy a live performance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, and then get impressive views of Rangitoto Island.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Auckland trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Denver, USA to Auckland is an approximately 20.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 19 hours. When traveling from Denver in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Auckland, with highs around 67°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Shopping
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Mount Eden ©
Mount Eden
Devonport ©
Devonport
Rangitoto Island ©
Rangitoto Island

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Spend the 15th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Getting from Auckland to Cairns by flight takes about 8 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In March, Cairns is a bit warmer than Auckland - with highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Fitzroy Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Safaris, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

few
hours
Fitzroy Island, Australia

Fitzroy Island
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Fitzroy Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Fitzroy Island trip itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cairns to Fitzroy Island. In March in Fitzroy Island, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fitzroy Island

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 17:

3
nights
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.
On the 17th (Wed), browse for treasures at Relove Oxley, then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach.

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Explore your travel options from Fitzroy Island to Brisbane with the Route module. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Fitzroy Island in March: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 82°F and lows are around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:
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Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk and hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Trails Parks

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours and then wander the streets of Melbourne Central.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in March since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Balloon Rides

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