22 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

22 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 2 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
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Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Taupo, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 2 nights

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Maguk Gorge and Cahills Crossing. Get a sense of the local culture at Anbangbang Billabong and Ubirr. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bardedjilidji Walk, and explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

Before you visit Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Frankfurt, Germany to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 168-hour travel. Traveling from Frankfurt to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), you'll lose 8.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Maguk Gorge
4.8
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Ruin
Ubirr
4.8
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Wildlife Area
Anbangbang Billabong
4.2

2
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Uluru and Walkatjara Art Uluru. Visiting Mutitjulu Waterhole and Walpa Gorge will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, stroll through Kuniya Walk, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Uluru
4.6
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World heritage site
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
4.7

3
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©

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.
The Rocks and Elizabeth Bay House will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. And it doesn't end there: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, view the masterpieces at ATTY Gallery, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sydney holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tongariro National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Bondi Beach
4.2
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Must see
The Rocks
4.6
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Hiking Trail
Bondi to Coogee Walk
4.8

2
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Tongariro National Park ©
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
Get in touch with nature at Te Porere Redoubt and Taranaki Falls. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tawhai Falls and Horsemtrails. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tongariro Northern Circuit and hike along Mounds Walk.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tongariro National Park vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sydney to Tongariro National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Tongariro National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Taupo.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Hiking Trail
Horsemtrails
5.0
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Waterfall
Taranaki Falls
4.7

2
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Taupo, New Zealand

Great Cloak of Tia

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stroll through Kinloch Beach, then stop by Souvenir Outlet & Mountain Bike Hire, then admire the natural beauty at Lava Glass, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls Walkway and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Taupo attractions planning app.

You can drive from Tongariro National Park to Taupo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Waterfall
Huka Falls Walkway
4.7

2
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Cairns, Australia

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and then explore the galleries of Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. On the next day, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns travel planning app.

Do a combination of car and flight from Taupo to Cairns in 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. November in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.7
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Hiking Trail
Esplanade Boardwalk
4.7

2
nights
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 7th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, head outdoors with Horses in Port, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally stop by With Sugar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas day trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Safari
Safaris
4.9
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Reef
Opal Reef
4.7

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