14 days in Queenstown, Auckland & Brisbane Itinerary

14 days in Queenstown, Auckland & Brisbane Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Bus + Fly:  23 h
1
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
3
Brisbane, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  17 h 30 min
End: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Queenstown side-trips: Milford Foreshore Walk (in Milford) and Te Anau (Milford Sound, Te Anau Glowworm Caves, &more). And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some photo ops at William Gilbert Rees Statue, and have fun at Break One.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Queenstown day trip planning website.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Queenstown is an approximately 25- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Te Anau, Milford Foreshore Walk, Hollyford Track
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound

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 (Sat), learn about all things military at Auckland Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then wander the streets of Devonport. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): enjoy some music at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Auckland day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Queenstown to Auckland in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Auckland

Tours Museums Parks
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Devonport ©
Devonport

4
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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to SunJet Simulations (in Caloundra) and SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba). And it doesn't end there: walk around South Bank Parklands, get your game on at Psychic Twin Featherz, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Auckland to Brisbane in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Auckland in November, expect nights in Brisbane to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trips

SunJet Simulations, SunJet Simulations
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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