21 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

21 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

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Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 1 night
3
Taupo, New Zealand
— 2 nights
4
Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
— 2 nights
5
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
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Adelaide, Australia
— 2 nights

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Saint Bonaventure's Church. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Katoomba (Gallery One88, The Three Sisters, &more). There's much more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden of Friendship, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

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Belgrade, Serbia to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Belgrade to Sydney, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Belgrade in August; daily highs in Sydney reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bondi, The National Pass, Sydney by Kayak, Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
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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 21st (Sat), contemplate the geological forces at Mount Eden, stroll through St. Helier's Bay, then stroll through Cheltenham Beach, then stop by Pauanesia, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Auckland itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Sydney to Auckland in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Auckland. When traveling from Sydney in August, plan for slightly colder days in Auckland, with highs around 14°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cheltenham Beach
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Mount Eden ©
Mount Eden
Cheltenham Beach ©
Cheltenham Beach
SkyTower ©
SkyTower

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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.
Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls Walkway, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic natural features at Craters of the Moon, look for gifts at Huka Honey Hive, then make a trip to Maori Rock Carvings, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Taupo day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Taupo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu).

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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nights
Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) ©
On the 24th (Tue), trek along Hooker Valley Track, then hike along Glencoe Walk, then hit the slopes at Ski The Tasman, and finally see Tasman Valley 4WD Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Skydive Fox Glacier, then hike along Fox Glacier South Side Walk, and then take in the pleasant sights at River Walk.

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You can fly from Taupo to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Fox Glacier
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Ski The Tasman ©
Ski The Tasman
Fox Glacier South Side Walk ©
Fox Glacier South Side Walk
Hooker Valley Track ©
Hooker Valley Track

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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.
Get outdoors at UnderDog Sled Dog Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. On the 28th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of The Remarkables Ski Area. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coronet Peak, test your team's savvy at Escape Quest Queenstown, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Queenstown trip simple and quick.

Getting from Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) to Queenstown by bus takes about 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

UnderDog Sled Dog Tours
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Coronet Peak ©
Coronet Peak
The Remarkables Ski Area ©
The Remarkables Ski Area
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit YCW Beach and Kitty Miller Bay for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at The Great Ocean Road and St. Kilda Beach. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne route planning tool.

You can fly from Queenstown to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

St Kilda, Phillip Island, YCW Beach, Kitty Miller Bay, The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 2nd (Thu), appreciate the history behind The Rundle Mall Pigs, look for gifts at Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd, look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, get to know the resident critters at Adelaide Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Cedars. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, kick back and relax at Glenelg Beach, then see some colorful creatures with The Dive Shack, and finally hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide travel route planning website.

You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Adelaide is minus 0.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Adelaide are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Dive Shack, Cleland Wildlife Park, The Cedars, Glenelg Beach
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Glenelg Beach ©
Glenelg Beach

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