15 days in Sydney, Tasmania & New Zealand Itinerary

15 days in Sydney, Tasmania & New Zealand Itinerary

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Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights
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Hobart, Australia
— 2 nights
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Launceston, Australia
— 1 night
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly
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Wellington, New Zealand
— 1 night
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 1 night
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Sydney, Australia

— 2 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Get some historical perspective at Nan Tien Temple and The Rocks. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Art Gallery of New South Wales. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Wollongong Art Gallery in Wollongong, approximately Wollongong away. The adventure continues: listen to music at Sydney Opera House and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

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Huntington, USA to Sydney is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Huntington to Sydney is 15 hours. Traveling from Huntington in July, expect nights in Sydney to be little chillier, around 47°F, while days are cooler, around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Hobart, Australia

— 2 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and then stop by The Wicked Cheese Co..

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hobart journey builder app.

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 55°F and lows are around 39°F. You will leave for Launceston on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Launceston, Australia

— 1 night

The Heart of Tasmania

Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then steep yourself in history at Entally House, then contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston road trip planning app.

You can drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in July, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Queenstown, New Zealand

— 2 nights

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables Ski Area.

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Traveling by flight from Launceston to Queenstown takes 9 hours. Traveling from Launceston to Queenstown, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. On the 24th (Wed), you'll travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Queenstown

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Wellington, New Zealand

— 1 night

Harbour Capital

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Bolton Street Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition, then take in the exciting artwork at Kura Art Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Wellington road trip app.

Fly from Queenstown to Wellington in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Wellington, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Rotorua, New Zealand

— 1 night

Sulphur City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get impressive views of Waimangu Volcanic Valley, then get your game on at OGO Rotorua, then identify plant and animal life at Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park, and finally explore the galleries of 3D Trick Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Government Gardens, then appreciate the history behind Arawa War Memorial Statue, then get interesting insight from Redwoods Treewalk, and finally contemplate the long history of Buried Village of Te Wairoa.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rotorua trip planner.

You can fly from Wellington to Rotorua in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Rotorua, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Hiking Trails · Landmarks
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.