17 days in New Zealand & Australia Itinerary

17 days in New Zealand & Australia Itinerary

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17 days in New Zealand & Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Auckland, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Christchurch, New Zealand
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi, India

5
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Auckland War Memorial Museum and Parnell. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sculptureum and Pauanesia. Explore Auckland's surroundings by going to Waiheke Island (Wine Tours & Tastings & Oneroa Beach), Orewa Beach (in Orewa) and Piha Beach (in Piha). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre, head off the coast to Waiheke Island, stroll through Cheltenham Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Devonport.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Auckland day trip planning app .

New Delhi, India to Auckland is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Auckland is 6 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in January, Auckland is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Waiheke Island, Orewa Beach, Piha Beach, Cheltenham Beach, Sculptureum
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Sculptureum ©
Sculptureum

7
nights
Christchurch, New Zealand

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Leithfield Beach. For shopping fun, head to Christchurch Art Gallery (Te Puna o Waiwhetu) or The Arts Centre. Explore Christchurch's surroundings by going to Akaroa (The Giants House, Swim with Dolphins, & more), Little River Gallery (in Little River) and Waipara (Waipara Springs Winery & Terrace Edge Vineyard & Olive Grove). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Canterbury Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Mona Vale, see the interesting displays at Quake City, and see the sky in a new way at Geraldine Observatory.

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Traveling by flight from Auckland to Christchurch takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Auckland in January, you will find days in Christchurch are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are a bit cooler (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Christchurch

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Akaroa, Waipara, Leithfield Beach, Geraldine Observatory, Straight 8 Estate
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum
International Antarctic Centre ©
International Antarctic Centre

2
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.
On the 31st (Fri), stop by Sydney Fish Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, then take a stroll through Darling Harbour, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sydney travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Christchurch to Sydney by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Christchurch to Sydney. Traveling from Christchurch in January, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

1
night
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take a stroll around Federation Square.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne vacation tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Melbourne. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums
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Federation Square ©
Federation Square

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