18 days in Australia, Queenstown & Fiji Itinerary

18 days in Australia, Queenstown & Fiji Itinerary

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18 days in Australia, Queenstown & Fiji Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Cairns, Australia
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas, Australia
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + ferry:  6​h
3
Airlie Beach, Australia
— 1 day
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
Hobart, Australia
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Launceston, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
6
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
7
Denarau Island, Fiji
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
8
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2
nights
Cairns, Australia

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Change things up with a short trip to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove (about 44 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Shaolin Junk Cruises and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip itinerary planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Cairns is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 6 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dubai in October: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Shaolin Port Douglas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Shaolin Port Douglas ©
Shaolin Port Douglas

3
nights
Port Douglas, Australia

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.
Shop till you drop at Coffee Works and With Sugar. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach will get you outdoors. Spend the 31st (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, stop by Funstuff by Lynda, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas route maker app .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

1
day
Airlie Beach, Australia

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. In November, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
Hobart, Australia

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then shop like a local with Salamanca Market, then engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and finally step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island.

Plan a Hobart trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Hobart in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Airlie Beach in November, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Macquarie Island
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Macquarie Island ©
Macquarie Island

1
night
Launceston, Australia

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, learn about winemaking at Entally Estate, take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

2
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Get some cultural insight at Peregrine Wines and Silver Fern Gallery. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Barn and The Bead Shop. On the 5th (Mon), hike the day away at Hollyford Track. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at The Remarkables Ski Area, take in the exciting artwork at Queenstown Arts Centre, get your game on at Dark Ride, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Queenstown trip planning site .

Fly from Launceston to Queenstown in 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) to New Zealand Standard Time is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Denarau Island.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Hollyford Track
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Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
The Remarkables Ski Area ©
The Remarkables Ski Area
Peregrine Wines ©
Peregrine Wines

1
day
Denarau Island, Fiji

Denarau Island ©
Denarau Island, a small 2.55 sq km (1 sq mi) private island connected to mainland Viti Levu by a short causeway, includes eight beachside resorts arranged around the 18-hole Denarau Golf Course.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the waterfront activity at Port Denarau Marina, then enjoy the sand and surf at Denarau Beach, and then play a few rounds at Denarau Golf and Racquet Club.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Denarau Island trip planning site .

You can fly from Queenstown to Denarau Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Denarau Island

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Nadi
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Port Denarau Marina ©
Port Denarau Marina
Denarau Golf and Racquet Club ©
Denarau Golf and Racquet Club
Denarau Beach ©
Denarau Beach

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building (QVB), stroll through Coogee Beach, and look for gifts at Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip app .

You can fly from Denarau Island to Sydney in 5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Denarau Island to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Denarau Island in November: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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