14 days in Queenstown, Auckland & Brisbane Itinerary

14 days in Queenstown, Auckland & Brisbane Itinerary

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14 days in Queenstown, Auckland & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  23​h
1
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Brisbane, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Te Anau (Milford Sound, Te Anau Glowworm Caves, & more) and Milford Foreshore Walk (in Milford). The adventure continues: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, do a tasting at Chard Farm Winery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Queenstown travel route planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Queenstown is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 8 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Auckland War Memorial Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then explore the activities along Devonport. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy a live performance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then don't miss a visit to Sky Tower.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Auckland trip maker app .

You can fly 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 your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Auckland

Tours Parks Museums
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Wine Tours & Tastings

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba) and SunJet Simulations (in Caloundra). There's lots more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Auckland to Brisbane in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Brisbane is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Auckland in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Brisbane, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

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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