45 days in Australia, New Zealand & Switzerland Itinerary

45 days in Australia, New Zealand & Switzerland Itinerary

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 4 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia
— 7 nights
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 4 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 5 nights
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Taupo, New Zealand
— 4 nights
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Te Anau, New Zealand
— 6 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 7 nights

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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.
Get outdoors at Uluru and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. Family-friendly places like Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Kuniya Walk will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning tool.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Uluru
4.6
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Hiking Trail
Kuniya Walk
4.8

7
nights

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Visiting Ubirr and Arnhemlander 4WD Cultural Tour will get you outdoors. Warradjan Cultural Centre and Yellow Water Cruises are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, admire all the interesting features of Anbangbang Rock Shelter, identify plant and animal life at Mirray Lookout, and hike along Bardedjilidji Walk.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) journey planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Port Douglas on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Ubirr
4.8
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Yellow Water Cruises
4.5
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Wildlife Area
Anbangbang Billabong
4.2

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach will thrill your kids. Get outdoors at Safaris and Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course and Restaurant. And it doesn't end there: center your mind and body at The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, see the world from above with GBR Helicopters -Tours, and stop by With Sugar.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas day trip planning app.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas by combination of bus and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Safari
Safaris
4.9
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Wildlife Area
Mossman Gorge Centre
4.3

5
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Spas. We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Spend the 18th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Muddy's Playground, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

4
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Te Puia and Buried Village of Te Wairoa. Escape the urban bustle at Mountain Air Scenic Flights Day Tour and Huka Falls Walkway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taupo: Te Porere Redoubt (in Tongariro National Park), Redwoods Treewalk (in Rotorua) and Tongariro National Trout Centre (in Turangi). The adventure continues: stop by Huka Honey Hive, take a memorable tour with Tours, witness a stunning natural landmark at Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley, and test your team's savvy at The Locked Room.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Taupo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cairns to Taupo by combination of flight and car takes about 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairns to Taupo is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Te Anau.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
©
Hot Spring
Te Puia
4.4

6
nights
Te Anau, New Zealand

Te Anau ©
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Mirror Lakes Walk. Step out of Te Anau with an excursion to Milford sound Hwy in Milford Sound--about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Fiordland Massage Clinic, hike along Gertrude Saddle, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Te Anau, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Gunn.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Te Anau trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Taupo to Te Anau in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Water Body
Milford Sound
4.8
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Water Body
Doubtful Sound
4.7
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Hiking Trail
Mirror Lakes Walk
4.5

6
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.
Family-friendly places like Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach will thrill your kids. Relax by the water at Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls), Katoomba Falls (in Katoomba) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). The adventure continues: visit The Rocks, explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip maker site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Te Anau to Sydney in 9.5 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Sydney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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

7
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Family-friendly places like Bahnhofstrasse and Altstadt Luzern will thrill your kids. Get in touch with nature at Mt Pilatus and Lake Lucerne. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Bern (Federal Building (Bundeshaus), UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, &more), Paragliding Luzern (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Hofkirche, Chapel Bridge, &more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and stop by Confiserie Sprungli.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Zurich takes 25 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Zurich: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Wildlife Area
Mt Pilatus
4.7
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Neighborhood
Old Town
4.6
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Water Body
Lake Lucerne
4.8

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