11 days in Cairns, Auckland & Queenstown Itinerary

11 days in Cairns, Auckland & Queenstown Itinerary

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Cairns, Australia
— 4 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Cairns, Australia — 4 nights

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.
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To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cairns online trip planner.

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in Cairns at 37°C and lows at 28°C. On the 7th (Sun), you'll travel to Auckland.
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Auckland, New Zealand — 3 nights

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.
For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Auckland vacation planner.

Getting from Cairns to Auckland by flight takes about 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairns to Auckland is 2 hours. Traveling from Cairns in January, you will find days in Auckland are much colder (22°C), and nights are slightly colder (22°C). On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel to Queenstown.
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Queenstown, New Zealand — 3 nights

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 wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Queenstown trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Queenstown takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Sat).
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