19 days in New Zealand & Australia Itinerary

19 days in New Zealand & Australia Itinerary

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Start: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Fly:  28 h
1
Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
2
Perth, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Wellington, New Zealand
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Taupo, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Auckland, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Guayaquil, Ecuador

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, wander the streets of The Rocks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sydney day trip planning tool.

Guayaquil, Ecuador to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. Traveling from Guayaquil in June, things will get much colder in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

1
night
Perth, Australia

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia, don't miss a visit to Fremantle Prison, thenpause for some photo ops at State War Memorial, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, explore the activities along Swan River, and then take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Perth attractions planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Perth in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Perth. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Fitzroy Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Perth in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
night
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington
Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
On the 22nd (Sat), catch a ride on Wellington Cable Car, take in nature's colorful creations at Wellington Botanic Garden, thenget engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at New Zealand Parliament, get outside with Bruce Bay, and then head outdoors with Great Alpine Highway.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Wellington online route planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Wellington by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne to Wellington, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. June in Wellington sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Wellington

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Wellington Botanic Garden
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition
Great Alpine Highway ©
Great Alpine Highway

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nights
Taupo, New Zealand

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
On the 24th (Mon), trek along Huka Falls Walkway, thenexplore the landscape on two wheels at Great Lake Trail, thenpush the limits with an extreme tour, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. On your second day here, make a trip to Aratiatia Rapids, thenhave fun at Clay Break Taupo, thenget in on the family fun at Huka Prawn Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Maori Rock Carvings.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Taupo trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Wellington to Taupo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Prawn Park ©
Huka Prawn Park

2
nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Te Puia, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk, take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, thenidentify plant and animal life at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Arawa War Memorial Statue.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rotorua trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Taupo to Rotorua by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Rotorua, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Horseback Riding Tours
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Te Puia ©
Te Puia

3
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

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 28th (Fri), meet the residents at Auckland Zoo, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Auckland Museum and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Auckland road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Auckland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rotorua in June since evenings lows in Auckland dip to 15°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum

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