60 days in Australia, New Zealand & Philippines Itinerary

60 days in Australia, New Zealand & Philippines Itinerary

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Margaret River, Australia
— 4 nights
2
Albany, Australia
— 4 nights
3
Port Campbell, Australia
— 3 nights
4
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
5
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
6
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 5 nights
7
Dunedin, New Zealand
— 4 nights
8
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 5 nights
9
Auckland, New Zealand
— 6 nights
10
Paihia, New Zealand
— 5 nights
11
Cairns, Australia
— 5 nights
12
El Nido, Philippines
— 2 nights

4
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Margaret River, Australia

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ngilgi Cave and Caves Road. Visiting Canal Rocks and Yallingup Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave) and Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, stroll through Gnarabup Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm.

To find out how to plan a trip to Margaret River, use our trip itinerary maker.

Tampere, Finland to Margaret River is an approximately 29-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampere to Margaret River is 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Meelup Beach
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 2:
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Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

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Albany, Australia

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Visit Little Beach and Emu Point for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Tree Top Walk (in Walpole) and Denmark (Elephant Rocks & Greens Pool). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Middleton Beach, make a trip to Albany Wind Farm, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Albany vacation planner.

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Tree Top Walk
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Tree Top Walk ©
Tree Top Walk
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach

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Port Campbell, Australia

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Loch Ard Gorge and Great Ocean Walk. Step out of the city life by going to London Bridge and Mait's Rest. When in Port Campbell, make a side trip to see Otway Fly Treetop Adventures in Weeaproinah, approximately Weeaproinah away. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Gibsons Steps, don't miss a visit to The Grotto, explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park, and explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Albany to Port Campbell takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Albany to Port Campbell, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

5
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ballarat Wildlife Park and St Kilda Pier. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like ArtVo and St Paul's Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens & Lake Wendouree) and Spas (in Daylesford). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, admire the striking features of Banana Alley Vaults, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

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You can drive from Port Campbell to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, St Kilda Pier, Spas
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 15:
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St Kilda Pier ©
St Kilda Pier
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
ArtVo ©
ArtVo

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Sydney, Australia

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like King Street and St. Mary's Cathedral. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Kiama Blowhole. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Shelly Beach (in Manly), Blue Mountains (in Katoomba) and Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get outside with Watsons Bay, and trek along Manly Scenic Walkway.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Sydney trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Blue Mountains, Wentworth Falls, Kiama Blowhole
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing

5
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Iron Track and Dark Ride. Visiting Otago Central Rail Trail and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Queenstown: Wanaka (Lake Wanaka & Wanaka) and Te Anau (Lake Te Anau & Te Anau Glowworm Caves). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, cruise along Glenorchy-Queenstown Road, get your game on at Fear Factory Queenstown, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown trip planner.

Fly from Sydney to Queenstown in 6 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Queenstown, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Dunedin.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Wanaka, Te Anau, Otago Central Rail Trail, Arrowtown Village
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 26:
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Mount Iron Track ©
Mount Iron Track
Otago Central Rail Trail ©
Otago Central Rail Trail
Wanaka ©
Wanaka

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Dunedin, New Zealand

Dunedin ©
With its history proudly stemming from the Scottish settlers who came here during the colonial era, Dunedin's streets are lined with well-preserved examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, while a new culture of nightlife and fine dining takes hold around them.
Take a break from the city and head to Penguin Place and Orokonui Ecosanctuary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tunnel Beach Track and Steampunk HQ. Take a break from Dunedin with a short trip to Moeraki Boulders Beach in Oamaru, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Otago Peninsula, examine the collection at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, explore the historical opulence of Larnach Castle & Gardens, and make a trip to The World's Steepest Street.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dunedin trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Dunedin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Dunedin

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Oamaru
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:
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Penguin Place ©
Penguin Place
Orokonui Ecosanctuary ©
Orokonui Ecosanctuary
Tunnel Beach Track ©
Tunnel Beach Track

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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.
Relax by the water at Ohope Beach and Mt Maunganui Main Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Blue Lake Track and Volcanic Hills Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Turangi), Ruakuri Walk (in Waitomo Caves) and Mount Maunganui Summit Track (in Mount Maunganui). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Fancy Meow Cat Cafe, trot along with a tour on horseback, look for all kinds of wild species at Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rotorua trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Dunedin to Rotorua in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Tauranga, River Rafting & Tubing, Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave, Ohope Beach, Ruakuri Walk
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 4:
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Ohope Beach ©
Ohope Beach
Ruakuri Walk ©
Ruakuri Walk
Blue Lake Track ©
Blue Lake Track

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Piha Beach and Takapuna Beach. Get outdoors at Walking tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Auckland: Arataki Visitor Centre (in Piha) and The Kauri Museum (in Matakohe). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bethells Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tee off at JK's World of Golf, and head off the coast to Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Auckland trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Rotorua to Auckland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Rotorua in February, Auckland is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Paihia.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Piha, The Kauri Museum
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 10:
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Bethells Beach ©
Bethells Beach
Piha Beach ©
Piha Beach
Walking tours

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Paihia, New Zealand

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pompallier Mission and Printery and The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Get out of town with these interesting Paihia side-trips: Whangarei Falls (in Whangarei), Tane Mahuta Walk (in Opononi) and Kawiti Caves (in Kawakawa). Next up on the itinerary: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paihia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Auckland to Paihia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Paihia

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kerikeri, Whangarei Falls, Tane Mahuta Walk, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Pompallier Mission and Printery
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 15:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Parrot Place ©
The Parrot Place

5
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Cairns, Australia

Cairns ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Daintree National Park and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Get in touch with nature at Atherton Tablelands and Mossman Gorge Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove), Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get interesting insight from Tours, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Cairns vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Paihia to Cairns in 9.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Paihia to Cairns. February in Cairns sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Jaques Coffee Plantation, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 20:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum ©
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

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El Nido, Philippines

El Nido ©
The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Step off the beaten path and head to Secret Lagoon Beach and Las Cabanas Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Seven Commando Beach and Small Lagoon. There's more to do: explore the activities along Big Lagoon and kick back and relax at Nacpan Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our El Nido trip planning tool.

Getting from Cairns to El Nido by flight takes about 16.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cairns to El Nido. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 23:
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Seven Commando Beach ©
Seven Commando Beach
Secret Lagoon Beach ©
Secret Lagoon Beach
Las Cabanas Beach ©
Las Cabanas Beach

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