15 days in Australia & Queenstown Itinerary

15 days in Australia & Queenstown Itinerary

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15 days in Australia & Queenstown Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  6​h
3
Gold Coast, Australia
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  6​h
4
Hamilton Island, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: New Delhi, India

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and then wander the streets of The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Sydney is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Sydney is 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off toQueenstown.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
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.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, wildlife, nature, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Queenstown visit planning site .

Getting from Sydney to Queenstown by flight takes about 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to New Zealand Standard Time is 2 hours. You'll set off for Gold Coast on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Spas

3
nights
Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Queenstown to Gold Coast in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is minus 2 hours. December in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

South Bank Parklands
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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nights
Hamilton Island, Australia

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Passage Peak.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hamilton Island trip planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Hamilton Island by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Gold Coast in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hamilton Island, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

2
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Parliament House of Victoria and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. While traveling from Hamilton Island, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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