19 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

19 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

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19 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Cairns, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Brisbane, Australia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gold Coast, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Taupo, New Zealand
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  7​h 45​min
5
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 1 night
Bus:  3​h 15​min
6
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Dhaka City, Bangladesh

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip builder app .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Cairns is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Dhaka City to Cairns. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
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 5th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, then stroll around South Bank Parklands, and then kick back and relax at Moffat Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and finally admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in April; daily highs in Brisbane reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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night
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.
On the 7th (Tue), observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, then find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, and then get your game on at Circus Arts Gold Coast.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Circus Arts Gold Coast ©
Circus Arts Gold Coast

1
night
Taupo, New Zealand

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours, admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway, then have fun at Clay Break Taupo, and finally take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, don't miss a visit to Aratiatia Rapids, get in on the family fun at Huka Prawn Park, then take in the natural beauty of Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley, and finally make a trip to Maori Rock Carvings.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Taupo online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Gold Coast to Taupo by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Gold Coast to Taupo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Te Anau.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway

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night
Te Anau, New Zealand

Te Anau ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Te Anau. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Kepler Track and then contemplate the waterfront views at Doubtful Sound.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Te Anau travel planner .

Getting from Taupo to Te Anau by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Kepler Track ©
Kepler Track

2
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.
On the 12th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wakatipu, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then do a tasting at Peregrine Wines, and then cruise along Glenorchy-Queenstown Road.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Queenstown online trip builder .

Traveling by bus from Te Anau to Queenstown takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Lake Wakatipu
Lake Wakatipu
Peregrine Wines ©
Peregrine Wines

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, stop by DUX Collection Sydney, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, then stroll around Nielsen Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and finally take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip builder site .

Fly from Queenstown to Sydney in 6 hours. Traveling from Queenstown to Sydney, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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nights
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally walk around Fitzroy Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, then pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally make a trip to Royal Exhibition Building.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk. On the next day, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, go for a walk through Field of Light, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 17°C. On the 20th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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