19 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Auckland Itinerary

19 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Auckland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
2
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
3
Auckland, New Zealand
— 7 nights
4
Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights

3
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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Melbourne is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Melbourne, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Melbourne is slightly colder than Johannesburg - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

4
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a stroll through The Rocks, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Auckland: Cathedral Cove Walk (in Hahei) and The Lost Spring (in Whitianga). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to SkyTower, get impressive views of Mount Eden, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and enjoy some music at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Auckland day trip planner.

Fly from Sydney to Auckland in 7 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Auckland due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in January, plan for little chillier days in Auckland, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cathedral Cove Walk, The Lost Spring, Takapuna Beach Playground, Cheltenham Beach
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 11:
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

2
nights
Sydney, Australia

Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): push the limits with an extreme tour, thenhunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, thencontemplate the long history of Chinese Garden of Friendship, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building, thenexplore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, thenpause for some photo ops at King Edward VII, and finally race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Auckland to Sydney in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland to Sydney. When traveling from Auckland in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Mrs Macquarie's Chair ©
Mrs Macquarie's Chair
Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market

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