22 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

22 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

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Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia
— 4 nights
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Drive to Darwin, Fly to Alice Springs, Drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly
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Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cairns, Australia
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 3 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia — 4 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an exotic tour of Animal Tracks Safari, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

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London, UK to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 28.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), you'll lose 9.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia — 3 nights

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and get outside with Uluru Astro Tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Melbourne.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Melbourne, Australia — 2 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 10th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance and then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip tool.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Queenstown.
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Museums · Parks

Queenstown, New Zealand — 4 nights

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
On the 12th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of The Remarkables Ski Area. On the 14th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Coronet Peak. There's still lots to do: see the winter wonderland with Browns Ski Shop, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and hike along Queenstown Hill.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Queenstown travel route planning tool.

Fly from Melbourne to Queenstown in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Sydney.
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Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Sydney, Australia — 3 nights

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stop by Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Sydney takes 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Queenstown to Sydney. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Cairns.
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Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Cairns, Australia — 1 night

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.
On the 19th (Mon), get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cairns visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.
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Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Port Douglas, Australia — 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Australia travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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.
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New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Hiking Trails
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.
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