20 days in Sydney & Auckland Itinerary

20 days in Sydney & Auckland Itinerary

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20 days in Sydney & Auckland Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
— 9 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 9 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

9
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blue Mountains and Manly Scenic Walkway. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Katoomba (The Three Sisters, The Giant Stairway, & more), Cronulla Beach Walk (in Cronulla) and Palm Beach (Palm Beach & Barrenjoey Lighthouse). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bronte Beach, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, explore the striking landscape at Kiama Blowhole, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary maker website .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Palm Beach, Kiama, Cronulla Beach Walk, Terrigal Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

9
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.
Visit Piha Beach and Takapuna Beach for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Hauraki Rail Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Warkworth (Tawharanui Regional Park, Goat Island Marine Reserve, & more), Arataki Visitor Centre (in Piha) and Orewa Beach (in Orewa). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Muriwai Gannet Colony, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the geological forces at One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie), and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Auckland road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Auckland takes 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Auckland is 2 hours. When traveling from Sydney in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Auckland, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Warkworth, Piha, Orewa Beach, Karekare Falls, Hauraki Rail Trail
Find places to stay Dec 25 — Jan 4:
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Piha Beach ©
Piha Beach
Orewa Beach ©
Orewa Beach
Arataki Visitor Centre ©
Arataki Visitor Centre

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