24 days in Australia, New Zealand & Singapore Itinerary

24 days in Australia, New Zealand & Singapore Itinerary

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Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 4 nights
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Daintree, Australia
— 2 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Matamata, New Zealand
— 1 night
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Tauranga, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
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Singapore, Singapore — 4 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Escape the urban bustle at Palawan Beach and Tanjong Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Southernmost point of Asia and Siloso Beach. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire nature's wide array of creatures at S.E.A. Aquarium, buy something for everyone on your list at Raffles City, and wander the streets of Little India.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Singapore online trip maker.

London, UK to Singapore is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Singapore Standard Time (SGT) is 8 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Singapore at 38°C and lows at 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Cairns.
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Cairns, Australia — 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Paronella Park in Mena Creek, about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Singapore to Cairns in 10 hours. Traveling from Singapore to Cairns, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in September: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Daintree.
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Daintree, Australia — 2 nights

Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre and then kick back and relax at Wonga Beach. Keep things going the next day: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then get curious at Daintree Discovery Centre, and then look for gifts at Daintree Naturals Artist Market.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Daintree planning tool.

You can drive from Cairns to Daintree in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Auckland.
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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.
To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Auckland vacation planning app.

Traveling by flight from Daintree to Auckland takes 9 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Daintree to Auckland. Traveling from Daintree in September, you will find days in Auckland are much colder (15°C), and nights are a bit cooler (15°C). You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Matamata.
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Matamata, New Zealand — 1 night

Matamata is a town in the Waikato Region of New Zealand's North Island. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Matamata trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Auckland to Matamata in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in September: highs in Matamata hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tauranga.
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Tauranga, New Zealand — 2 nights

The largest city in the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga features extensive sandy beaches, well-maintained hiking paths, and a good range of accommodations.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Papamoa Beach, then kick back and relax at Pilot Bay, and then trek along Mount Maunganui Summit Track. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hell's Gate Geothermal Reserve & Mud Spa.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tauranga road trip website.

Traveling by car from Matamata to Tauranga takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Tauranga are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Bouddi National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Shelly Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and After Dark Nature Tours (in Manly). Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Manly Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Tauranga to Sydney by flight takes about 9 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Tauranga in September, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 25°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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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Daintree Region travel guide

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Nightlife · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
Located in the northeastern corner of the state of Queensland, the Daintree Region contains the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest in Australia. The forest runs as far as the region’s coastline and is part of a number of heritage sites and national parks. The area boasts significant biodiversity, with frogs, reptiles, marsupials, and a variety of bird species making the region their home.
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New Zealand travel guide

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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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