13 days in Australia, Auckland & Nadi Itinerary

13 days in Australia, Auckland & Nadi Itinerary

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13 days in Australia, Auckland & Nadi Itinerary

Start: Dallas, United States
Fly:  20​h
1
Auckland, New Zealand
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
2
Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Brisbane, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Nadi, Fiji
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Dallas, United States

1
night
Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©
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.
On the 29th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Devonport, then learn about all things military at Auckland War Memorial Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Pauanesia, get your game on at Sky Screamer Reverse Bungy, then step off the mainland to explore Waiheke Island, and finally do a tasting at Foxes Island.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Auckland vacation app .

Dallas, USA to Auckland is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from Dallas to Auckland due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in January, expect nights in Auckland to be warmer, around 66°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Museums
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Devonport ©
Devonport

3
nights
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, admire all the interesting features of Royal Exhibition Building, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne online tour itinerary builder .

Fly from Auckland to Melbourne in 7 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in January: highs in Melbourne hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
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, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

Plan trip to Sydney with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2
nights
Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Brisbane are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

1
night
Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
On the 8th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple and then admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nadi route tool .

You can fly from Brisbane to Nadi in 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Fiji Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in February, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nadi

Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:
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Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple ©
Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple
Garden of the Sleeping Giant ©
Garden of the Sleeping Giant

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