28 days in Australia, Thailand & New Zealand Itinerary

28 days in Australia, Thailand & New Zealand Itinerary

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1
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 1 night
2
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 4 nights
3
Taupo, New Zealand
— 4 nights
4
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
5
Newcastle, Australia
— 1 night
6
Gold Coast, Australia
— 1 night
7
Brisbane, Australia
— 3 nights
8
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
9
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights

1
night
Queenstown, New Zealand

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 Over The Top - The Helicopter Company. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Queenstown Gardens, thenkick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take an unforgettable tour with Over The Top - The Helicopter Company, thenget some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Fear Factory Queenstown, and finally get your game on at Skyline Queenstown.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Queenstown trip planning tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Queenstown is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Fun & Games
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Over The Top - The Helicopter Company ©
Over The Top - The Helicopter Company

4
nights
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.
When in Te Anau, make a side trip to see Milford Foreshore Walk in Milford, approximately Milford away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Doubtful Sound, explore the fascinating underground world of Te Anau Glowworm Caves, hike along Kepler Track, and stroll through Hollyford Track.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Te Anau trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a bus from Queenstown to Te Anau in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Fiordland National Park, Milford Foreshore Walk
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Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound

4
nights
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.
Explore Taupo's surroundings by going to Rotorua (Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Zipline, &more), Tongariro National Park (Te Porere Redoubt & Tongariro Alpine Crossing) and Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera). Next up on the itinerary: push the limits with an extreme tour, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway, and look for gifts at Huka Honey Hive.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Taupo trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Te Anau to Taupo takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rotorua, Tongariro National Park, Hobbiton Movie Set
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of The Rocks, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Taupo to Sydney takes 8.5 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 January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
night
Newcastle, Australia

While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see Off-Road Tours, thentake in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nobbys Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Newcastle vacation planning website.

You can drive from Sydney to Newcastle in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Newcastle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Off-Road Tours
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Off-Road Tours
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach

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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 30th (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea World Theme Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Newcastle to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): walk around South Bank Parklands and then admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Brisbane are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off to Patong.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

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nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Change things up with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: make a trip to Bangla Road, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Patong Mosque, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Patong trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Brisbane to Patong in 16 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in February, expect nights in Patong to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Buddha Phuket, Karon Beach
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bangkok driving holiday planning app.

You can fly from Patong to Bangkok in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. February in Bangkok sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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