49 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

49 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

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Perth, Australia
— 7 nights
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Alice Springs, Australia
— 3 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 4 nights
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Adelaide, Australia
— Few hours
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Drive to Cape Jervis, Ferry to Kangaroo Island, Drive to Kangaroo Island
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Kangaroo Island, Australia
— 3 nights
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Drive to Kangaroo Island, Ferry to Cape Jervis, Drive to Warrnambool
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Warrnambool, Australia
— 1 night
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Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
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Katoomba, Australia
— 2 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— Few hours
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 6 nights
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 6 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Perth, Australia

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rockingham Beach and Mullaloo Beach. Take a break from the city and head to City Beach and Point Peron. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Lane Pool Reserve (in Dwellingup), Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Mandurah (Waterskiing & Jetskiing & Mandurah War Memorial). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, get interesting insight from Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, and take in the exciting artwork at Adam Monk Photography Gallery.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Perth road trip planning site.

Denpasar, Indonesia to Perth is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Denpasar in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Perth, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 17:

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Alice Springs, Australia

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Flynn Memorial Uniting Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alice Springs Desert Park and The Kangaroo Sanctuary. Go for a jaunt from Alice Springs to Hermannsburg to see Hermannsburg Historic Precinct about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, explore the galleries of Yubu Napa Art Gallery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, and view the masterpieces at Talapi.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Alice Springs travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Perth to Alice Springs by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Perth to Alice Springs, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in March, you will find days in Alice Springs are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 20:

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Cairns, Australia

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to Rusty's Market or Bones and Jones. Change things up with a short trip to Birdworld Kuranda in Kuranda (about 40 minutes away). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Michaelmas Cay, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, and don't miss a visit to Captain Cook Highway Rock Stacks.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns journey builder app.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Alice Springs to Cairns. When traveling from Alice Springs in March, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 24:

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Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Adelaide online travel route planner.

Fly from Cairns to Adelaide in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. In March, Adelaide is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. You will leave for Kangaroo Island on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 25:

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Kangaroo Island, Australia

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Will's Rare Breeds Farm. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 27:

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Warrnambool, Australia

Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Warrnambool day trip site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Warrnambool in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Kangaroo Island to Warrnambool. You will leave for Melbourne on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 28:

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Melbourne, Australia

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
St. Patrick's Cathedral and ArtVo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Ballarat (Ballarat Wildlife Park & Lake Wendouree). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take an in-depth tour of Museo Italiano, and get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House of Victoria.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Warrnambool to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. March in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 2:

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Sydney, Australia

The Harbour City

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and Hyde Park Barracks. Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Terrigal Beach. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Cronulla Beach Walk in Cronulla--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Tamarama Beach, go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Bronte Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Sydney tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:

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Katoomba, Australia

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Katoomba Falls, then get great views at The Three Sisters, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and finally explore and take pictures at Wentworth Falls Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): look for gifts at OMNIA a little bit of everywhere, then admire the sheer force of Katoomba Cascades, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally take some stellar pictures from Pulpit Rock Lookout.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Katoomba holiday builder site.

You can take a train from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Katoomba, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:

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Sydney, Australia

The Harbour City

On the 8th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:
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Queenstown, New Zealand

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Head to Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery and Queenstown Arts Centrefor some retail therapy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kiwi Birdlife Park and Mirror Lakes Walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Queenstown: Tobins Track (in Arrowtown), Wanaka (National Transport and Toy Museum & Parasailing & Paragliding) and Te Anau (Te Anau Glowworm Caves & The Chasm Walk). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Arrowtown Chinese Settlement, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Gunn, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Queenstown takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Sydney to Queenstown, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 14:

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Rotorua, New Zealand

Sulphur City

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Pilot Bay and Papamoa Beach. Buried Village of Te Wairoa and St. Faith's Anglican Church will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Rotorua: Mount Maunganui Base Track (in Mount Maunganui) and Huka Falls Walkway (in Taupo). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk, witness a stunning natural landmark at Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and get impressive views of Waimangu Volcanic Valley.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rotorua attractions planner.

You can fly from Queenstown to Rotorua in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 20:

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Auckland, New Zealand

City of Sails

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muriwai Gannet Colony and Orewa Beach. You'll explore and learn at Auckland Museum and Howick Historical Village. Change things up with these side-trips from Auckland: Warkworth (Goat Island Marine Reserve, Omaha Beach, &more), Orewa – Te Ara Tahuna Estuary Cycleway (in Orewa) and Kennedy Point Vineyard (in Surfdale). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Takapuna Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Kiwa Art, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Auckland holiday planning tool.

You can take a bus from Rotorua to Auckland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Rotorua in April, Auckland is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 27:

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Hiking Trails
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.