24 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

24 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
2
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 2 nights
3
Taupo, New Zealand
— 3 nights
4
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
5
Port Douglas, Australia
— 2 nights
6
Cairns, Australia
— 2 nights
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 2 nights
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia
— 3 nights

2
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.
Family-friendly places like Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and get your game on at Zero Latency.

Plan trip to Melbourne with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Doha, Qatar to Melbourne is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Doha to Melbourne. Traveling from Doha in July, expect Melbourne to be much colder, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Melbourne

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
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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.
Family-friendly places like The Remarkables Ski Area and Skyline Queenstown will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coronet Peak, enjoy some diversion at Break One, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and get in on the excitement at Queenstown Ice Arena.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Queenstown travel planning app.

You can fly from Melbourne to Queenstown in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Queenstown. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Winter Sports Nature
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Break One ©
Break One
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Coronet Peak ©
Coronet Peak

3
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.
Attractions like Huka Falls Walkway and Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Taupo to go to Rotorua and see Rainbow Springs Nature Park, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: push the limits with an extreme tour, find something for the whole family at Huka Prawn Park, try out the rides at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, and kick back and relax at Kinloch Beach.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Taupo travel planning website.

Getting from Queenstown to Taupo by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Rotorua
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Rainbow Springs Nature Park ©
Rainbow Springs Nature Park

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi to Coogee Walk and Sydney Opera House. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and see the sky in a new way at Sydney Observatory.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Taupo to Sydney in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Taupo to Sydney, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July in Sydney, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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Port Douglas, Australia

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then look for gifts at With Sugar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Horses in Port, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and finally get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

2
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Cairns, Australia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then walk around Anzac Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, thenlet little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, thenkick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, and finally get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip planning site.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cairns Kart Hire Track, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, thenexplore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally hike along Kuniya Walk. On your second day here, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Cairns in July, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kids will enjoy Maguk Gorge and Cahills Crossing. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, don't miss a visit to Ubirr, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong
Mamukala Billabong ©
Mamukala Billabong

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