26 days in Australia, Auckland & Doha Itinerary

26 days in Australia, Auckland & Doha Itinerary

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Auckland, New Zealand
— 4 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 6 nights
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Brisbane, Australia
— 2 nights
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Gold Coast, Australia
— 3 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
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Doha, Qatar
— 3 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand

— 4 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Museum of Transport and Technology, Devonport, SkyTower, and other attractions. Relax by the water at Piha Beach and Cheltenham Beach. Visiting Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre and Pakuranga Rotary Walkway will get you outdoors. Take a break from Auckland with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Waiheke Island, about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy a live performance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium and get impressive views of Mount Eden.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Auckland trip maker tool.

Rhodes Town, Greece to Auckland is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rhodes Town to Auckland is 10 hours. Traveling from Rhodes Town in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Auckland: highs are around 22°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Melbourne, Australia

— 6 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. Museum-lovers will get to explore Melbourne Museum and Federation Square. Change things up with a short trip to Kitty Miller Bay in Ventnor (about 1h 40 min away). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a stroll through Collins St/Swanston St, stop by Haigh's Chocolates Collins Street, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Auckland to Melbourne in 7 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Melbourne is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Auckland in January, expect nights in Melbourne to be little chillier, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Fri) before leaving for Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Brisbane, Australia

— 2 nights

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stroll around South Bank Parklands and then look for gifts at Noosa Chocolate Factory. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in January since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 25°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

Gold Coast, Australia

— 3 nights
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience the excitement of Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise and then browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast tour app.

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. You'll set off for Sydney on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Gold Coast

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Sydney, Australia

— 5 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.
Australian National Maritime Museum and Powerhouse Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Buildingfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls) and Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (in Albion Park Rail). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, admire the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

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Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In February in Sydney, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Doha.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Doha, Qatar

— 3 nights
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Souq Waqif, explore the world behind art at Museum of Islamic Art, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sealine Beach. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Pearl-Qatar, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Al Khor Park, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Villaggio Mall.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Doha holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Doha takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Sydney to Doha due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in February since evenings lows in Doha dip to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Doha

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

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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.