57 days in Australia, Singapore & New Zealand Itinerary

57 days in Australia, Singapore & New Zealand Itinerary

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Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
2
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
3
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
4
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
5
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 5 nights
6
Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand
— 3 nights
7
Fox Glacier, New Zealand
— 4 nights
8
Wellington, New Zealand
— 1 night
9
Whakapapa, New Zealand
— 4 nights
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 4 nights
11
Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
12
Paihia, New Zealand
— 5 nights
13
Brisbane, Australia
— 5 nights

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Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chinatown and Battlebox. Head to Orchard Road and ION Orchardfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at MacRitchie Nature Trail, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kranji War Memorial, kick back and relax at East Coast Park, and browse the different shops at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Singapore attractions planner.

London, UK to Singapore is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Singapore. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Singapore at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Singapore

Shopping Parks Museums
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MacRitchie Nature Trail ©
MacRitchie Nature Trail
Battlebox ©
Battlebox
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

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Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Balloon Rides and Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Popular historic sites such as St Paul's Cathedral and Old Melbourne Gaol are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to RAAF Museum in Point Cook (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at ArtVo, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

Fly from Singapore to Melbourne in 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Melbourne. When traveling from Singapore in February, plan for little chillier days in Melbourne, with highs around °C, while nights are cooler with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

RAAF Museum
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 19:
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Balloon Rides
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Shelly Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura), Katoomba (The Giant Stairway & The Three Sisters) and Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls). And it doesn't end there: stop by The Rocks, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, get interesting insight from Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sydney journey planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in February, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 24:
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Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Parasailing & Paragliding. Do your shopping at Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery and Vesta Design Boutique. Get out of town with these interesting Queenstown side-trips: Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door (in Bannockburn), Wooing Tree Vineyard (in Cromwell) and Wanaka (Rippon Vineyard, Diamond Lake & Rocky Mountain walks, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Hayes Engineering Works & Homestead (inc Cafe), identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, learn about winemaking at Chard Farm Winery, and trek along Tobins Track.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Queenstown online trip maker.

You can fly from Sydney to Queenstown in 6 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Queenstown due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Wanaka, Arrowtown, Cromwell, Grey Ridge Vineyard, Hayes Engineering Works & Homestead (inc Cafe)
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 29:
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Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery ©
Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Fishing Charters & Tours

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Doubtful Sound and Lake Te Anau. Get outdoors at Milford Sound and Hollyford Track. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Te Anau: Southern Discoveries - Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory (in Milford Sound) and Milford Foreshore Walk (in Milford). There's much more to do: stroll through Kepler Track, trek along Routeburn Track, look for all kinds of wild species at Te Anau Bird Sanctuary, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Gunn.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Te Anau trip builder.

Getting from Queenstown to Te Anau by bus takes about 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mt. Cook Village.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Fiordland National Park, Routeburn Track, Southern Discoveries - Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory, Milford Foreshore Walk
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 5:
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Kepler Track ©
Kepler Track

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Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand

Mt. Cook Village ©
Siting under towering peaks of New Zealand's highest mountain, Mt.
Escape the urban bustle at Hooker Valley Track and Mueller Hut Route. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Church of the Good Shepherd and Off-Road Tours. Explore Mt. Cook Village's surroundings by going to Sealy Tarns Track (in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)) and Gem Alpaca Stud (in Fairlie). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Aoraki/Mt. Cook, hike along Red Tarns Track, and stroll through Governors Bush Walk.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mt. Cook Village road trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Te Anau to Mt. Cook Village. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Mt. Cook Village

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Lake Tekapo, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Gem Alpaca Stud
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 8:
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Aoraki/Mt. Cook ©
Aoraki/Mt. Cook
Hooker Valley Track ©
Hooker Valley Track
The Church of the Good Shepherd ©
The Church of the Good Shepherd

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Fox Glacier, New Zealand

A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
Escape the urban bustle at Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier South Side Walk. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Matheson Walk and Helicopter Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Sentinel Rock Walk in Franz Josef (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at West Coast Wildlife Centre, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, trek along Fox Glacier Hiking Trails, and kick back and relax at Gillespies Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Fox Glacier trip maker.

Traveling by car from Mt. Cook Village to Fox Glacier takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Franz Josef
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours
Lake Matheson Walk ©
Lake Matheson Walk
West Coast Wildlife Centre ©
West Coast Wildlife Centre

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Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington
Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
On the 13th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, thenappreciate the history behind National War Memorial, thentake a peaceful walk through Otari-Wilton's Bush Native Botanic Garden, and finally stroll the grounds of Bolton Street Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Paraparaumu Beach, identify plant and animal life at Nga Manu Nature Reserve, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Wellington online tour planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fox Glacier to Wellington in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Whakapapa.

Things to do in Wellington

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nga Manu Nature Reserve, Paraparaumu Beach
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 14:
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
National War Memorial ©
National War Memorial
Paraparaumu Beach ©
Paraparaumu Beach

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Whakapapa, New Zealand

Whakapapa ©
The country's largest ski resort brings winter sports enthusiasts from all over New Zealand, while a series of short volcano walks as well as numerous alpine crossings make it easy to hike on your Whakapapa trip throughout the year.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mounds Walk and The Barbed Wire Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Taranaki Falls and Horsemtrails. Change things up with these side-trips from Whakapapa: Ohakune Old Coach Road (in Tongariro National Park) and Turangi (River Rafting & Tubing & Tongariro National Trout Centre). There's much more to do: trek along Silica Rapids Track, get around town with Tongariro Crossing Shuttles, contemplate the waterfront views at Tama Lakes, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Te Porere Redoubt.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Whakapapa trip planner.

Drive from Wellington to Whakapapa in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Whakapapa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tongariro National Park, Turangi, The Barbed Wire Gallery
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 18:
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Taranaki Falls ©
Taranaki Falls
Ohakune Old Coach Road ©
Ohakune Old Coach Road
Horsemtrails ©
Horsemtrails

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Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua
Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mt Maunganui Main Beach and Redwoods Treewalk. Get a sense of the local culture at Te Puia and Tukairangi Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rotorua: Papamoa Beach (in Papamoa), Waitomo Caves (Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Ruakuri Walk, &more) and Taupo (Kayaking & Canoeing & Huka Falls Walkway). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Maunganui Base Track, hike along Okere Falls Track, witness a stunning natural landmark at Lady Knox Geyser, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rotorua trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Whakapapa to Rotorua in 2.5 hours. March in Rotorua sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Waitomo Caves, Taupo, Tauranga, Okere Falls Track, Papamoa Beach
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 22:
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Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Mt Maunganui Main Beach ©
Mt Maunganui Main Beach
Redwoods Treewalk ©
Redwoods Treewalk

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Auckland, New Zealand

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 23rd (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Auckland Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Howick Historical Village, thentake in the exciting artwork at Kiwa Art, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Mission Bay Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cheltenham Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Auckland journey planning tool.

You can drive from Rotorua to Auckland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Rotorua in March, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Auckland: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Paihia.

Things to do in Auckland

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Cheltenham Beach, Kiwa Art
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 24:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Howick Historical Village ©
Howick Historical Village

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Paihia, New Zealand

Paihia ©
The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
Explore hidden gems such as Paihia Harbour and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Parasailing & Paragliding. Get out of town with these interesting Paihia side-trips: Manginangina Kauri Walk (in Kerikeri) and Bream Head Coast Walks (in Whangarei). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Anglican Church, explore the galleries of Masterpieces Art Gallery, and head off the coast to Urupukapuka Island.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Paihia online tour planner.

You can drive from Auckland to Paihia in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Paihia

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Kerikeri, Haruru Falls, Bream Head Coast Walks
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 29:
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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.
Do your shopping at State Library Of Queensland and Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith. Get in touch with nature at Bulcock Beach and Maroochydore Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Bribie Island Seaside Museum (in Bongaree), Kondalilla Falls (in Montville) and Sunshine Coast Brewery (in Kunda Park). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Noosa Chocolate Factory, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane attractions planner.

You can fly from Paihia to Brisbane in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Paihia to Brisbane, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Montville, Maroochydore Beach, Bribie Island Seaside Museum, Scuba & Snorkeling, Sunshine Coast Brewery
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 3:
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Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach
Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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