49 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

49 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Pacific itinerary builder

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

49 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Wellington, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Christchurch, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Fox Glacier, New Zealand
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Bus:  3​h 30​min
7
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 1 night
Bus:  5​h 30​min
8
Dunedin, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Omarama, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Christchurch, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
11
Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
12
Brisbane, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6​h
13
Port Douglas, Australia
— 3 nights
Bus:  38​h
14
Alice Springs, Australia
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h
15
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
16
Adelaide, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
17
Kangaroo Island, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
18
Melbourne, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
19
Hobart, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
20
Canberra, Australia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
21
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Edmonton, Canada

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Tiritiri Matangi Island and Rangitoto Island. Get a sense of the local culture at Auckland Museum and Holy Trinity Cathedral. There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Eden, get to know the resident critters at Auckland Zoo, contemplate the waterfront views at Devonport, and kick back and relax at Cheltenham Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Auckland trip maker .

Edmonton, Canada to Auckland is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 19 hours traveling from Edmonton to Auckland. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Edmonton in February: high temperatures in Auckland hover around 26°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cheltenham Beach
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre ©
Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Rangitoto Island ©
Rangitoto Island

1
night
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua ©
Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, don't miss a visit to Te Puia, then get impressive views of Waimangu Volcanic Valley, and finally take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rotorua online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Auckland to Rotorua takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Auckland in February, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Rotorua. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Rotorua

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Te Puia ©
Te Puia
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa) and Old St Paul's. Visiting Queen Charlotte Track and ZEALANDIA Sanctuary will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take a memorable ride with Wellington Cable Car, get great views at Mount Victoria, admire the natural beauty at Wellington Botanic Garden, and get engrossed in the history at Wellington Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Wellington holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Rotorua to Wellington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Rotorua, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Wellington, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Queen Charlotte Track, Wellington Botanic Garden
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Queen Charlotte Track ©
Queen Charlotte Track
ZEALANDIA Sanctuary ©
ZEALANDIA Sanctuary

2
nights
Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Canterbury Museum, examine the collection at International Antarctic Centre, then steep yourself in history at Riccarton House & Bush, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cardboard Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christchurch Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Mona Vale, walk around Christchurch Botanic Gardens, then examine the collection at Quake City, then view the masterpieces at Christchurch Art Gallery (Te Puna o Waiwhetu), and finally appreciate the history behind Chalice Sculpture.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Christchurch road trip planning website .

You can fly from Wellington to Christchurch in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Wellington in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Christchurch. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Christchurch

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum
International Antarctic Centre ©
International Antarctic Centre
Mona Vale ©
Mona Vale

1
night
Fox Glacier, New Zealand

Fox Glacier ©
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
On the 1st (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at West Coast Wildlife Centre, take in the dramatic natural features at Franz Josef Glacier, then go for a walk through River Walk, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fox Glacier.

Planning Fox Glacier trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Christchurch to Fox Glacier takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Queenstown.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Franz Josef
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 1:
Highlights from your plan
West Coast Wildlife Centre ©
West Coast Wildlife Centre
Franz Josef Glacier ©
Franz Josef Glacier
River Walk ©
River Walk

3
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Peregrine Wines and One Mile Power House. Get outdoors at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Zipline. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, take in the exciting artwork at Queenstown Arts Centre, look for gifts at Central Art Gallery, and stroll the grounds of Queenstown Cemetery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Queenstown trip tool .

Getting from Fox Glacier to Queenstown by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Arrowtown Chinese Settlement
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Kiwi Birdlife Park ©
Kiwi Birdlife Park
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
night
Te Anau, New Zealand

Te Anau ©
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): hike along The Chasm Walk and then explore the activities along Milford Sound.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Te Anau trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by bus from Queenstown to Te Anau takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Dunedin.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
The Chasm Walk ©
The Chasm Walk

2
nights
Dunedin, New Zealand

Dunedin ©
With its history proudly stemming from the Scottish settlers who came here during the colonial era, Dunedin's streets are lined with well-preserved examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, while a new culture of nightlife and fine dining takes hold around them.
On the 7th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Larnach Castle & Gardens, explore the striking landscape at Otago Peninsula, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Speight’s Brewery. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to The World's Steepest Street, contemplate the long history of Olveston Historic Home, then examine the collection at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, then get great views at Flagstaff lookout and Hotere Garden, and finally make a trip to The Royal Albatross Centre.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dunedin trip maker site .

Getting from Te Anau to Dunedin by bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Omarama.

Things to do in Dunedin

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Otago Peninsula ©
Otago Peninsula
The Royal Albatross Centre ©
The Royal Albatross Centre
Larnach Castle & Gardens ©
Larnach Castle & Gardens

2
nights
Omarama, New Zealand

Omarama ©
Omarama is a small township at the junction of State Highways 8 and 83, near the southern end of the Mackenzie Basin, in the South Island of New Zealand. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Kurow Museum and Information Centre, explore and take pictures at High Country Salmon, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ruataniwha.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Omarama day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dunedin to Omarama. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Omarama

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Twizel, Lake Benmore Hydro-Electric Power Station, Kurow Museum and Information Centre
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Clay Cliff ©
Clay Cliff
Lindis Pass ©
Lindis Pass
Kurow Museum and Information Centre ©

2
nights
Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch ©
On the 12th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Canterbury Museum, see the interesting displays at International Antarctic Centre, then admire all the interesting features of Riccarton House & Bush, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cardboard Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christchurch Cathedral. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Mona Vale, admire the natural beauty at Christchurch Botanic Gardens, then examine the collection at Quake City, and finally make a trip to 185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Christchurch trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Omarama to Christchurch. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Christchurch

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum
International Antarctic Centre ©
International Antarctic Centre
Mona Vale ©
Mona Vale

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 14th (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then stop by DUX Collection Sydney, and finally take a stroll through The Rocks. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see a show at Sydney Opera House and then kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney visit planner.

Getting from Christchurch to Sydney by flight takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Christchurch in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

3
nights
Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Square. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, then explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel).

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Brisbane journey builder site .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. March in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Coffee Works Port Douglas, then get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 27°C in Port Douglas. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
nights
Alice Springs, Australia

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 22nd (Sun), explore the galleries of Yubu Napa Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then see the interesting displays at Hartley Street School Museum, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Alice Springs travel planning website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Douglas in March, you will find days in Alice Springs are a bit warmer (40°C), and nights are slightly colder (21°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): hike along Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then make a trip to Uluru, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and finally get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in March, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

2
nights
Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Adelaide Zoo, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Xavier Cathedral.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Adelaide route maker tool .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, things will get slightly colder in Adelaide: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cleland Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

2
nights
Kangaroo Island, Australia

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Flinders Chase National Park. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, then look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Island Pure Sheep Dairy.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip planner .

You can fly from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, then get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker site .

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Find places to stay Mar 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Immigration Museum ©
Immigration Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

2
nights
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 1st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in March, you will find days in Hobart are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Canberra, Australia

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 3rd (Fri), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John the Baptist Church and then identify plant and animal life at Floriade.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Canberra trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Canberra takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Museums Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
St John the Baptist Church ©
St John the Baptist Church

3
nights
Sydney, Australia

Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, then trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Darling Harbour. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney tour planner.

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in April since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Justice & Police Museum ©
Justice & Police Museum

Similar Plans

53 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 57 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM SWEDEN December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 30 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 48 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Asia, South Pacific, United States & Europe BY A USER FROM FINLAND May, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM THAILAND July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND October, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM FRANCE July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
See more plans