15 days in Australia & Queenstown Itinerary

15 days in Australia & Queenstown Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights
2
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 3 nights
3
Gold Coast, Australia
— 3 nights
4
Hamilton Island, Australia
— 2 nights
5
Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights

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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, thenadmire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and then take a stroll through The Rocks. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, thencatch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally take in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Sydney is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 4.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around °C and lows about °C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, get interesting insight from Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Queenstown trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Sydney to Queenstown in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Queenstown. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Gold Coast.

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.
On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World and then try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Gold Coast takes 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Queenstown to Gold Coast. In December in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °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

2
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.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Hamilton Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hamilton Island when traveling from Gold Coast in December, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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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.
On the 11th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Parliament House of Victoria and then admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip app.

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in December, you will find days in Melbourne are little chillier (°C), and nights are colder (°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
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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