57 days in Australia, Singapore & New Zealand Itinerary

57 days in Australia, Singapore & New Zealand Itinerary

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57 days in Australia, Singapore & New Zealand Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
2
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
5
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Fox Glacier, New Zealand
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  8​h 15​min
8
Wellington, New Zealand
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Whakapapa, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
12
Paihia, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
13
Brisbane, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London, United Kingdom

4
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Battlebox and MacRitchie Nature Trail. Head to Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay and Orchard Roadfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Chinatown, walk around Singapore Botanic Gardens, explore the galleries of ION Orchard, and browse the different shops at Clarke Quay.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Singapore attractions planner .

London, UK to Singapore is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Singapore, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in February, things will get much hotter in Singapore: highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Singapore

Shopping Museums Parks
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Battlebox ©
Battlebox
MacRitchie Nature Trail ©
MacRitchie Nature Trail
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

5
nights
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some cultural insight at ArtVo and Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Step off the beaten path and head to St. Patrick's Cathedral and Immigration Museum. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to RAAF Museum in Point Cook--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, contemplate the waterfront views at Yarra River, and steep yourself in history at Melbourne Town Hall.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Singapore to Melbourne in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Melbourne is 2 hours. While traveling from Singapore, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

RAAF Museum
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 19:
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Balloon Rides
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Sydney Jewish Museum and Jason Ree. Get outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Wentworth Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Katoomba (The Giant Stairway & The Three Sisters), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney journey maker site .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 24:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

4
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.
Visit Hayes Engineering Works & Homestead (inc Cafe) and Vesta Design Boutique for their historical value. Head to Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery and Queenstown Arts Centrefor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Queenstown side-trips: Tobins Track (in Arrowtown), Wanaka (Rippon Vineyard, Fishing Charters & Tours, & more) and Wooing Tree Vineyard (in Cromwell). There's much more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park, push the limits with an extreme tour, and do a tasting at Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Queenstown online route maker .

You can fly from Sydney to Queenstown in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Queenstown is 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Wanaka, Arrowtown, Cromwell, Hayes Engineering Works & Homestead (inc Cafe), Grey Ridge Vineyard
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 29:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery ©
Parasailing & Paragliding

5
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Milford Sound and Kepler Track. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Doubtful Sound and Lake Te Anau. Venture out of the city with trips to Milford Foreshore Walk (in Milford) and Southern Discoveries - Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory (in Milford Sound). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Te Anau Bird Sanctuary, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Gunn, stop by Kowhai Gifts & Souvenirs, and trek along Routeburn Track.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Te Anau vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Queenstown to Te Anau in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Mt. Cook Village.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Fiordland National Park, Milford Foreshore Walk, Routeburn Track, Southern Discoveries - Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 5:
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Kepler Track ©
Kepler Track
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound

3
nights
Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand

Mt. Cook Village ©
Siting under towering peaks of New Zealand's highest mountain, Mt.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Church of the Good Shepherd and Hooker Valley Track. Get in touch with nature at Aoraki/Mt. Cook and Sealy Tarns Track. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mt. Cook Village: Gem Alpaca Stud (in Fairlie) and Off-Road Tours (in Lake Tekapo). There's still lots to do: trek along Mueller Hut Route and stroll through Red Tarns Track.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mt. Cook Village online day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Te Anau to Mt. Cook Village with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Mt. Cook Village

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Lake Tekapo, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Gem Alpaca Stud
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 8:
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Aoraki/Mt. Cook ©
Aoraki/Mt. Cook
Hooker Valley Track ©
Hooker Valley Track
The Church of the Good Shepherd ©
The Church of the Good Shepherd

4
nights
Fox Glacier, New Zealand

A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Matheson Walk and Spas. Take a break from the city and head to Helicopter Tours and Gillespies Beach. Step out of Fox Glacier with an excursion to Sentinel Rock Walk in Franz Josef--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at West Coast Wildlife Centre, trek along Fox Glacier Hiking Trails, tour the pleasant surroundings at Peters Pool Walk, and go for a walk through Tatare Tunnels Walk.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fox Glacier online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mt. Cook Village to Fox Glacier takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Franz Josef
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 12:
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Helicopter Tours
Lake Matheson Walk ©
Lake Matheson Walk
Fox Glacier ©
Fox Glacier

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Fri), examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, then pause for some photo ops at National War Memorial, then take a peaceful walk through Otari-Wilton's Bush Native Botanic Garden, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Bolton Street Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paraparaumu Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Nga Manu Nature Reserve, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Wellington trip app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Fox Glacier to Wellington takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March in Wellington, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Whakapapa.

Things to do in Wellington

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nga Manu Nature Reserve, Paraparaumu Beach
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 14:
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National War Memorial ©
National War Memorial

4
nights
Whakapapa, New Zealand

Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Taranaki Falls and Te Porere Redoubt. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Horsemtrails. Get out of town with these interesting Whakapapa side-trips: Tongariro National Trout Centre (in Turangi) and The Barbed Wire Gallery (in Raetihi).

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Whakapapa road trip planner.

Getting from Wellington to Whakapapa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Whakapapa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tongariro National Park, Turangi, The Barbed Wire Gallery
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 18:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Taranaki Falls ©
Taranaki Falls
Horsemtrails ©
Horsemtrails

4
nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Redwoods Treewalk and Mount Maunganui Base Track. Visit Mt Maunganui Main Beach and Papamoa Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Waitomo Caves (Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Ruakuri Walk, & more), Tukairangi Gallery (in Acacia Bay) and Taupo (Kayaking & Canoeing & Huka Falls Walkway). There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, make a trip to Te Puia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Okere Falls Track.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rotorua trip planner .

Traveling by car from Whakapapa to Rotorua takes 2.5 hours. In March in Rotorua, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Waitomo Caves, Taupo, Tauranga, Okere Falls Track, Papamoa Beach
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 22:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Mt Maunganui Main Beach ©
Mt Maunganui Main Beach
Ruakuri Walk ©
Ruakuri Walk

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), learn about all things military at Auckland War Memorial Museum, then steep yourself in history at Howick Historical Village, then explore the galleries of Kiwa Art, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then kick back and relax at Mission Bay Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Cheltenham Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Auckland road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Auckland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Rotorua in March, plan for slightly colder days in Auckland, with highs around 22°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Paihia.

Things to do in Auckland

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Kiwa Art, Cheltenham Beach
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 24:
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Howick Historical Village ©
Howick Historical Village
Kayaking & Canoeing
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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nights
Paihia, New Zealand

Paihia ©
The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
Explore hidden gems such as Paihia Harbour and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get a sense of the local culture at Waitangi Treaty Grounds and St James Anglican Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Paihia: Manginangina Kauri Walk (in Kerikeri) and Bream Head Coast Walks (in Whangarei). And it doesn't end there: make a short side trip with Day Trips, don't miss a visit to KeriKeri New Zealand, admire the sheer force of Haruru Falls, and head off the coast to Urupukapuka Island.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paihia tour itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Auckland to Paihia in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Paihia

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Kerikeri, Bream Head Coast Walks
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 29:
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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.
Visit Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) for their historical value. Head to State Library Of Queensland and Noosa Chocolate Factoryfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Bribie Island Seaside Museum (in Bongaree), Montville (Kondalilla Falls & Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith) and Bulcock Beach (in Caloundra). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sunshine Coast Brewery, see the interesting displays at Old Government House, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Brisbane day trip planning website .

You can fly from Paihia to Brisbane in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a -2 hour difference. March in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Montville, Sunshine Coast Brewery, Maroochydore Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, Bribie Island Seaside Museum
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 3:
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Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach
Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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