31 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

31 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

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31 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  15​h
1
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast, Australia
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Auckland, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Wellington, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi, India

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bronte Beach and Newport Beach. Visiting Mona Vale Beach and North Narrabeen Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Barangaroo Foreshore Walk, get your game on at Virtual Room Sydney - Virtual Reality Sydney Adventure, stroll around Foundation Park, and hike along South Head Heritage Trail.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney online travel planner .

New Delhi, India to Sydney is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Sydney. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in December; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

North Narrabeen Beach, Bronte Beach, Mona Vale Beach
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:
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Camp Cove ©
Camp Cove
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Mona Vale Beach ©
Mona Vale Beach

7
nights
Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Get in touch with nature at Burleigh Head National Park and Greenmount Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lennox Head Beach and Watersports Guru. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Byron Bay), Broken Head Nature Reserve (in Broken Head) and Mount Warning Summit Trail (in Mount Warning). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, make a splash at The Rockpools, and stroll through Currumbin Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast tour itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lennox Head Beach, Mount Warning, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Shorncliffe Beach
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 27:
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Currumbin Beach ©
Currumbin Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach

5
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Kids will enjoy Little Manly Beach and Wattamolla Beach. Explore hidden gems such as The National Pass and Pulpit Rock Lookout. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Appleshack at Glenbernie Orchard (in Darkes Forest), Bald Hill Lookout (in Stanwell Tops) and Blue Mountains National Park (Anvil Rock Lookout & Lincoln's Rock). Enjoy Sydney some more: get a sense of history and politics at Sydney Town Hall, take a stroll through Cockle Bay Wharf, stroll through Milk Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at North Head Sanctuary.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sydney tour itinerary tool .

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Manly, Wattamolla Beach, Appleshack at Glenbernie Orchard, Bald Hill Lookout
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Blues Point Reserve ©
Blues Point Reserve
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Little Manly Beach ©
Little 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.
Get in touch with nature at Browns Bay Beach and Mahurangi Regional Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Horse Riding Warkworth and Tamaki Drive. Change things up with a short trip to Orewa – Te Ara Tahuna Estuary Cycleway in Orewa (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheltenham Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at Brothers Beer, have some family-friendly fun at Gravity NZ Mt Wellington, and stop by Real Groovy Records.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Auckland online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Auckland takes 7 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Auckland due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Auckland, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Warkworth, Cheltenham Beach, Orewa – Te Ara Tahuna Estuary Cycleway, Browns Bay Beach
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:
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Cheltenham Beach ©
Cheltenham Beach
Brothers Beer ©
Brothers Beer
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington ©
Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lyall Bay, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Otari-Wilton's Bush Native Botanic Garden. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Nga Manu Nature Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Paraparaumu Beach, and then stroll through Scorching Bay.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Wellington trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Auckland to Wellington in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Auckland in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Wellington, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Nga Manu Nature Reserve, Paraparaumu Beach
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
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Lyall Bay ©
Lyall Bay
Safaris
Nga Manu Nature Reserve ©
Nga Manu Nature Reserve

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Chasm Walk and Horseback Riding Tours. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cheeki Cherries and Alpine Aqualand. Venture out of the city with trips to Wanaka (Diamond Lake & Rocky Mountain walks, Parasailing & Paragliding, & more) and Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door (in Bannockburn). The adventure continues: trek along Mirror Lakes Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Arrow River, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Gunn, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Lake Hayes Walkway.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Queenstown sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Wellington to Queenstown in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Wanaka, Fiordland National Park, Cromwell, Lake Hayes Walkway, The Chasm Walk
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Mirror Lakes Walk ©
Mirror Lakes Walk
Lake Hayes Walkway ©
Lake Hayes Walkway
Parasailing & Paragliding

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nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chelsea Beach and Melbourne Cable Park. The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Melbourne Town Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, browse the different shops at Emporium Melbourne, and take in nature's colorful creations at Flagstaff Gardens.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip tool .

Fly from Queenstown to Melbourne in 6 hours. Traveling from Queenstown to Melbourne, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Melbourne Cable Park, Chelsea Beach
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Melbourne Cable Park ©
Melbourne Cable Park
Chelsea Beach ©
Chelsea Beach
Melbourne Town Hall ©
Melbourne Town Hall

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