16 days in Brisbane, Auckland & Queenstown Itinerary

16 days in Brisbane, Auckland & Queenstown Itinerary

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16 days in Brisbane, Auckland & Queenstown Itinerary

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, then don't miss a visit to City Hall, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Eagle Street Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): take in the views from Story Bridge, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane, and finally get lost in a book at State Library Of Queensland.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary planner .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Brisbane is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Brisbane is 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in November, with highs in Brisbane at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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.
Auckland is known for nature, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Sky Tower, enjoy some music at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Auckland Zoo, and brush up on your military savvy at Auckland War Memorial Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Auckland trip site .

You can fly from Brisbane to Auckland in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Auckland, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in November, you will find days in Auckland are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Wine Tours & Tastings

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): make a trip to Fallen Soldiers Memorial, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Village Green, get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally learn about winemaking at Chard Farm Winery.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Queenstown online day trip planner .

You can fly from Auckland to Queenstown in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Outdoors Fun & Games
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Spas

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Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Mooloolaba (Sea Life Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba Beach, & more), Australia Zoo (in Beerwah) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). Explore Brisbane further: walk around South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner .

Fly from Queenstown to Brisbane in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Queenstown to Brisbane is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Kings Beach, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Australia Zoo
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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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