60 days in New Zealand, Canada & Brisbane Itinerary

60 days in New Zealand, Canada & Brisbane Itinerary

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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 8 nights
2
Wanaka, New Zealand
— 6 nights
3
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 6 nights
4
Tofino, Canada
— 4 nights
5
Clearwater, Canada
— 2 nights
6
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
7
Banff National Park, Canada
— 7 nights
8
St. John's, Canada
— 3 nights
9
Quebec City, Canada
— 7 nights
10
Brisbane, Australia
— 9 nights

8
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cardrona Alpine Resort and Game Over. Take a break from the city and head to Glenorchy-Queenstown Road and Parasailing & Paragliding. Step out of Queenstown with an excursion to Te Anau Glowworm Caves in Te Anau--about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Dark Ride, identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, stroll through Coronet Peak, and head outdoors with Arrowtown Village.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Queenstown trip planning tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Queenstown is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Queenstown, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Wanaka.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Cardrona Alpine Resort, Arrowtown Village, Te Anau Glowworm Caves, Otago Central Rail Trail
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Cardrona Alpine  Resort ©
Cardrona Alpine Resort
Otago Central Rail Trail ©
Otago Central Rail Trail
Queenstown Hill ©
Queenstown Hill

6
nights
Wanaka, New Zealand

Wanaka ©
Situated on the shores of Lake Wanaka in the Otago region, Wanaka has become a popular ski and summer resort area, owing to its extensive views of the lake and its proximity to some of the best slopes in the country.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Snow Farm NZ and Routeburn Track. Take a break from the city and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Fishing Charters & Tours. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Iron Track, hike along Roys Peak Track, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wanaka, and have some family-friendly fun at Puzzling World.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Wanaka trip builder site.

Take a bus from Queenstown to Wanaka in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Wanaka

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Routeburn Track
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Snow Farm NZ ©
Snow Farm NZ
Roys Peak Track ©
Roys Peak Track
Routeburn Track ©
Routeburn Track

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Caveworld and Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre. Step out of the city life by going to Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park and Kuirau Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rotorua: Mount Maunganui (Mount Maunganui Summit Track & Mt Maunganui Main Beach), Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Taupo) and Waitomo Caves (Ruakuri Walk & Ruakuri Cave). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Fancy Meow Cat Cafe, take in the dramatic natural features at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, get your game on at OGO Rotorua, and identify plant and animal life at Redwoods Treewalk.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Rotorua day trip planning site.

You can fly from Wanaka to Rotorua in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. In July in Rotorua, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Waitomo Caves, Tauranga, Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave, Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Caveworld ©
Caveworld
Ruakuri Cave
Ruakuri Cave
Ruakuri Walk ©
Ruakuri Walk

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Tofino, Canada

Tofino ©
A tiny settlement on Vancouver Island's wild western coastline, surfers' favorite Tofino occupies a scenic location at the edge of Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Take a break from the city and head to Rainforest Trail and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Discover out-of-the-way places like Schooner Cove and Chesterman Beach. Take a break from Tofino with a short trip to Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet, about 38 minutes away. It doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pacific Rim National Park and enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tofino road trip planner.

You can fly from Rotorua to Tofino in 26 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Rotorua to Tofino is minus 20 hours. Traveling from Rotorua in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Tofino: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ucluelet
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Rainforest Trail ©
Rainforest Trail
Schooner Cove ©
Schooner Cove
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Clearwater, Canada

Clearwater ©
Although forestry remains the area's major employer, Clearwater tourism thrives thanks to the region's good opportunities for outdoor activities on six big lakes and four rivers.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Spahat Falls and then admire the sheer force of Helmcken Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Wells Gray Provincial Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Clearwater trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Tofino to Clearwater takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. When traveling from Tofino in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Clearwater, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Clearwater

Nature Parks Tours
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Spahat Falls ©
Spahat Falls
Wells Gray Provincial Park ©
Wells Gray Provincial Park
River Rafting & Tubing

3
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Jasper National Park, Canada

Jasper National Park ©
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Visiting Athabasca Glacier and Maligne Lake will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Sunwapta Falls and Marmot Basin Ski Area. Take a break from Jasper National Park with a short trip to The Beaver Boardwalk in Hinton, about 2h 15 min away. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Medicine Lake.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Jasper National Park day trip website.

You can drive from Clearwater to Jasper National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

The Beaver Boardwalk
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Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Athabasca Glacier ©
Athabasca Glacier
Marmot Basin Ski Area ©
Marmot Basin Ski Area

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Banff National Park, Canada

Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Get a sense of the local culture at Banff Park Museum and Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Takakkaw Falls and Natural Bridge. Get out of town with these interesting Banff National Park side-trips: Canmore (Nature & Wildlife Tours, River Rafting & Tubing, &more), Emerald Lake (in Yoho National Park) and Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge (in Golden). There's lots more to do: hike along Plain of Six Glaciers, hit the slopes at Sunshine Village, take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway, and head outdoors with Via Ferrata.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Banff National Park trip tool.

Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Jasper National Park in July, you will find days in Banff National Park are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to St. John's.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Canmore, Yoho National Park, Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge
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River Rafting & Tubing
Plain of Six Glaciers ©
Plain of Six Glaciers
Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls

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St. John's, Canada

St. John's ©
One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
Take a break from the city and head to East Coast Trail and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get some cultural insight at Johnson Geo Centre and Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site. Take a break from St. John's with a short trip to Bell Island Community Museum - No. 2 Mine Tour in Bell Island, about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Quidi Vidi Brewery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and explore the world behind art at The Rooms.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our St. John's travel app.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to St. John's in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Banff National Park to St. John's. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Banff National Park in August since evenings lows in St. John's dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Quebec City.

Things to do in St. John's

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Bell Island Community Museum - No. 2 Mine Tour
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East Coast Trail ©
East Coast Trail
Bell Island Community Museum - No. 2 Mine Tour ©
Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©

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Quebec City, Canada

Quebec City ©
With a World Heritage-listed old town, Quebec City remains a walkable and safe hub of culture, commerce, and education offering a blend of fascinating history and a range of tourist-oriented activities.
Upper Town (Haute-Ville) and Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site and Old Port. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Quebec City: Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier (in Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury) and Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre (in Sainte Anne de Beaupre). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Morrin Centre, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lower Town (Basse-Ville).

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Quebec City road trip planning app.

You can fly from St. John's to Quebec City in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, ferry, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from St. John's to Quebec City is minus 1.5 hours. When traveling from St. John's in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Quebec City, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier, Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
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Upper Town (Haute-Ville) ©
Upper Town (Haute-Ville)
Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier ©
Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cobb+Co Museum and Met Galleries. Visiting Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Peregian Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Broadbeach (Niecon Plaza & Rotary Carousel Broadbeach), Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Sunshine Coast Brewery (in Kunda Park). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, take in the views from Story Bridge, trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel).

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Brisbane visit app.

Getting from Quebec City to Brisbane by flight takes about 26 hours. Traveling from Quebec City to Brisbane, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Quebec City in August, things will get little chillier in Brisbane: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Toowoomba, Mooloolaba, Peregian Beach
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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