24 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

24 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

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Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
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Port Campbell, Australia
— 2 nights
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Victor Harbor, Australia
— 1 night
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Drive to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Ferry to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Drive to Kangaroo Island
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Kangaroo Island, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly to Adelaide, Foot to Stop 9A Hamra Dr - South side
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Adelaide, Australia
— 1 night
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 3 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Matamata, New Zealand
— 1 night
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 1 night
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Taupo, New Zealand
— 1 night
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Wellington, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Melbourne, Australia

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Melbourne route planning app.

Rome, Italy to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Rome to Melbourne, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Rome in August: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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Port Campbell, Australia

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Melbourne to Port Campbell in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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Victor Harbor, Australia

Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. On the 11th (Wed), see the interesting displays at South Australia Whale Centre, step off the mainland to explore Granite Island, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Joan of Arc Catholic Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Victor Harbor trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Port Campbell to Victor Harbor in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Campbell to Victor Harbor due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Victor Harbor are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Kangaroo Island, Australia

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, meet the residents at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Kangaroo Island sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 15th (Sun), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours · Wineries
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then trek along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Getting from Adelaide to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in August: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

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Sydney, Australia

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Sydney vacation planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August: highs in Sydney hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Auckland.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Auckland, New Zealand

City of Sails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, contemplate the geological forces at Mount Eden, then admire the masterpieces at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, and finally take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Auckland Zoo, then brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, and then stop by Pauanesia.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Auckland online travel route planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Auckland in 7 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Auckland due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Auckland, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Matamata.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Nature

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Matamata, New Zealand

Matamata is a town in the Waikato Region of New Zealand's North Island. For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Matamata trip planner.

Traveling by car from Auckland to Matamata takes 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Auckland in August since evenings lows in Matamata dip to 7°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Matamata

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

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Rotorua, New Zealand

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Redwoods Treewalk, take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rotorua trip planning site.

Getting from Matamata to Rotorua by car takes about an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Taupo.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

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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.
On the 25th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then hike along Huka Falls Walkway, and finally stop by Souvenir Outlet & Mountain Bike Hire.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Taupo online itinerary maker.

Drive from Rotorua to Taupo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Wellington, New Zealand

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.
On the 26th (Thu), get to know the resident critters at Wellington Zoo, then get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Wellington Museum, catch a ride on Wellington Cable Car, then ponder the world of politics at New Zealand Parliament, then admire the landmark architecture of Old St Paul's, and finally admire the natural beauty at Wellington Botanic Garden.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Wellington trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Taupo to Wellington by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Wellington are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

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.