60 days in Oceania Itinerary

60 days in Oceania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oceania vacation planner

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Fly
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cairns, Australia
— 2 nights
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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island, Australia
— 5 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Paihia
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Paihia, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Drive
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Taupo, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Shuttle
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Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly
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Wellington, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly to Hokitika, Bus to Fox Glacier
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Fox Glacier, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Drive
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Bus
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Te Anau, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Bus to Queenstown, Fly to Sydney
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Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Melbourne, Australia
— 6 nights
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Port Douglas, Australia

— 2 nights
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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and admire the artistry at Janbal Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas day trip app.

Sydney to Port Douglas is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, Port Douglas is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Cairns, Australia

— 2 nights

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 7th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. January in Cairns sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails

Fraser Island, Australia

— 5 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, take an exotic tour of Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head, and kick back and relax at Eli Creek.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fraser Island itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Cairns in January, Fraser Island is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Paihia, New Zealand

— 5 nights
The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
Spend a day of island exploring on the 14th (Fri) at Urupukapuka Island. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, explore and take pictures at Opua Forest Lookout Track, find something for the whole family at Action World, and admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paihia online visit planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Paihia by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 15 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Fraser Island to Paihia due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Auckland.

Things to do in Paihia

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Auckland, New Zealand

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Rangitoto Island, step off the mainland to explore Hauraki Gulf, and then take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Transport and Technology, brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

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You can fly from Paihia to Auckland in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Rotorua, New Zealand

— 5 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rotorua: Hamilton Gardens (in Hamilton) and Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park, take in the natural beauty of Te Puia, and delve into the lush surroundings at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rotorua online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Auckland to Rotorua in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Auckland, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Rotorua, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Taupo.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Taupo, New Zealand

— 5 nights

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.
Taupo is known for nature, adventure, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, look for gifts at Huka Honey Hive, admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway, and explore the activities along Lake Taupo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Taupo driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Rotorua to Taupo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to take a shuttle to Tongariro National Park.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

— 5 nights
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
On the 31st (Mon), hike the day away at Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Ohakune Old Coach Road, hike along Tongariro Northern Circuit, tour the pleasant surroundings at Silica Rapids Track, and admire the sheer force of Taranaki Falls.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tongariro National Park trip itinerary planner.

Take a shuttle from Taupo to Tongariro National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Wellington.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Wellington, New Zealand

— 2 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.
On the 5th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Wellington Botanic Garden, then take some stellar pictures from Wellington Cable Car, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at New Zealand Parliament and then take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Wellington online trip maker.

Getting from Tongariro National Park to Wellington by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daytime highs in Wellington are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums · Parks · Transportation · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fox Glacier, New Zealand

— 4 nights
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
Explore Fox Glacier's surroundings by going to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) (Glencoe Walk & Hooker Valley Track). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Franz Josef Glacier, hike along Mount Fox Route, don't miss a visit to River Walk, and stroll through Minnehaha Walk.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Fox Glacier driving holiday planner.

Getting from Wellington to Fox Glacier by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Queenstown.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Queenstown, New Zealand

— 4 nights

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, learn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Queenstown trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fox Glacier to Queenstown in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Parks

Te Anau, New Zealand

— 6 nights
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.
Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring at Doubtful Sound. On the 17th (Thu), hike the day away at Hollyford Track. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Milford Sound, stroll through Ivan Wilson Park, hike along Kepler Track, and Head underground at Te Anau Glowworm Caves.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Te Anau trip planner.

Getting from Queenstown to Te Anau by bus takes about 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, and stop by The Rocks.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Te Anau to Sydney takes 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Te Anau to Sydney is minus 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, and see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in February, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips