19 days in Australia & Auckland Itinerary

19 days in Australia & Auckland Itinerary

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19 days in Australia & Auckland Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  17​h
1
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Auckland, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Perth, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Cairns, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: San Francisco, United States

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, beaches, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary site .

San Francisco, USA to Sydney is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Sydney, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Sydney, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 54°F at night. You'll set off for Auckland on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
nights
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.
Auckland is known for nature, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Tower, get impressive views of Mount Eden, get to know the resident critters at Auckland Zoo, and learn about all things military at Auckland War Memorial Museum.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Auckland trip app .

You can fly from Sydney to Auckland in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect nights in Auckland to be a bit warmer, around 56°F, while days are slightly colder, around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cheltenham Beach
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Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum

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Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 5th (Fri), get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne vacation planning site .

Getting from Auckland to Melbourne by flight takes about 7 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in June, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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Perth, Australia

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Venture out of the city with trips to Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, take in the views from Elizabeth Quay, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and explore the activities along Swan River.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Perth route maker site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: highs in Perth hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Caversham Wildlife Park, Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Traveling by flight from Perth to Cairns takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Perth in June: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 79°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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