58 days in Australia, New Zealand & Fiji Itinerary

58 days in Australia, New Zealand & Fiji Itinerary

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Perth, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
— 3 nights
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Hobart, Australia
— 2 nights
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Launceston, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
— 6 nights
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Canberra, Australia
— 2 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
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Brisbane, Australia
— 6 nights
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Christchurch, New Zealand
— 5 nights
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Tauranga, New Zealand
— 6 nights
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Hamilton, New Zealand
— 5 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Nadi, Fiji
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Perth, Australia

— 3 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Venture out of the city with trips to Top Gun Tours (in West Swan) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum, take in the views from Elizabeth Quay, and appreciate the history behind State War Memorial.

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Edinburgh, UK to Perth is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Perth. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in January; daily highs in Perth reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Adelaide, Australia

— 3 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Dedicate the 14th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Adelaide takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Perth to Adelaide, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in January, expect nights in Adelaide to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and then learn insider's secrets on Drink Tasmania Premium Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary site.

Fly from Adelaide to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Adelaide in January, with highs in Hobart at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

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 19th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, admire the landmark architecture of City of Launceston Town Hall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally do a tasting at The Pinot Shop.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums

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.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. Dedicate the 24th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Fitzroy Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip website.

Fly from Launceston to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Launceston in January since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Canberra, Australia

— 2 nights

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): engage your brain at Questacon, take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then experience rural life at Tatum Hills Farm. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Australia, then don't miss a visit to Parliament of Australia, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Canberra road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Canberra are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums

Sydney, Australia

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Saint Bonaventure's Church (in Leura), The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). The adventure continues: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and stop by Darling Harbour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sydney journey planning website.

You can fly from Canberra to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Canberra in January, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brisbane, Australia

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Surfers Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise). And it doesn't end there: walk around South Bank Parklands, examine the collection at Opal Museum, get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Brisbane day trip planning app.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Brisbane sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Christchurch, New Zealand

— 5 nights

Garden City

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Christchurch: Little River Gallery (in Little River) and Akaroa (The Garden at French Farm & Dolphin & Whale Watching). On the 11th (Sat), spend the day riding on TranzAlpine Train. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Christchurch Botanic Gardens, catch a live performance at The Arts Centre, take an in-depth tour of Canterbury Museum, and explore the world behind art at Christchurch Art Gallery (Te Puna o Waiwhetu).

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Christchurch trip builder site.

You can fly from Brisbane to Christchurch in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Brisbane in February: high temperatures in Christchurch hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Christchurch

Transportation · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Wellington, New Zealand

— 4 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wellington: Martinborough (Poppies Martinborough & Martinborough Wine Tours). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wellington Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Wellington Botanic Garden, and get a sense of history and politics at New Zealand Parliament.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Wellington day trip planning app.

Getting from Christchurch to Wellington by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Christchurch in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Wellington. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tauranga.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Tauranga, New Zealand

— 6 nights
The largest city in the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga features extensive sandy beaches, well-maintained hiking paths, and a good range of accommodations.
Get out of town with these interesting Tauranga side-trips: Rotorua (Te Puia, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, &more) and Taupo (Helicopter Tours, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, &more). Spend the 22nd (Wed) observing fascinating marine mammals with Bay Explorer Island & Wildlife Cruise.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tauranga online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Tauranga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hamilton.

Things to do in Tauranga

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamilton, New Zealand

— 5 nights

Tron

On the banks of the Waikato River lies Hamilton, a pretty, active city on North Island.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hamilton: Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera), Waitomo Caves (Ruakuri Walk, Caveworld, &more) and Alexander Organics (in Cambridge). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Hamilton Gardens, walk around Swarbricks Landing, get to know the fascinating history of Sapper Horace Moore-Jones commemorative statue, and get to know the resident critters at Hamilton Zoo.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Hamilton driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Tauranga to Hamilton in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Hamilton

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Auckland, New Zealand

— 5 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.
Auckland is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower, admire the masterpieces at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, get impressive views of Rangitoto Island, and step off the mainland to explore Hauraki Gulf.

Discover how to plan a Auckland trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hamilton to Auckland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Nadi, Fiji

— 2 nights
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
On the 6th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nadi online trip maker.

Getting from Auckland to Nadi by flight takes about 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Auckland in March, with highs in Nadi at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Australia travel guide

4.7
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.

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.

Fiji travel guide

4.2
Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas · Outdoor Activities
Located at the heart of the Central Pacific, Fiji is an archipelago of 333 islands and hundreds more tiny islets, many of which are uninhabited. The land masses range from vast Viti Levu, mountainous and covered in green jungle, to private desert islands available for rent. With bountiful sunshine, white sand beaches, tranquil oceans, and lush rainforest, it is no surprise that ecotourism in Fiji thrives. Local culture combines indigenous Fijian, Indo-Fijian, Asian, and European influences in a vibrant mix, with many of the smaller islands still retaining a strong element of traditional island life. Explore the countless pockets of paradise to find your favorite.