25 days in Australia, New Zealand & New Delhi Itinerary

25 days in Australia, New Zealand & New Delhi Itinerary

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25 days in Australia, New Zealand & New Delhi Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
flight:  16​h 30​min
1
Cairns, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Brisbane, Australia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gold Coast, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Auckland, New Zealand
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Wellington, New Zealand
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
8
Christchurch, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
10
Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Adelaide, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 30​min
12
New Delhi, India
— 1 night
End: New Delhi, India

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nights
Cairns, Australia

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairns visit planner.

New Delhi, India to Cairns is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 4 hour difference. When traveling from New Delhi in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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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 3rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens. On the next day, walk around South Bank Parklands and then walk around Roma Street Parkland.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane road trip tool .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in April: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World and then see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, and then take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast road trip site .

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
SkyPoint Observation Deck ©
SkyPoint Observation Deck

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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, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip maker.

Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Gold Coast in April: highs in Sydney hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Devonport, learn about all things military at Auckland Museum, then stop by Pauanesia, and finally make a trip to SkyTower.

To find maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Auckland vacation planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Auckland in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 2 hours. When traveling from Sydney in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Auckland, with highs around 22°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rotorua.

Things to do in Auckland

Shopping Museums Nature
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Devonport ©
Devonport
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum

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 12th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Te Puia, witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk, delve into the lush surroundings at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, make a trip to Fancy Meow Cat Cafe, do a tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery, then whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and finally don't miss a visit to Amokura Glass.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rotorua trip planner.

Traveling by car from Auckland to Rotorua takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Auckland in April, Rotorua is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Rotorua

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take a memorable ride with Wellington Cable Car.

For traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Wellington journey maker.

You can fly from Rotorua to Wellington in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Rotorua in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Wellington: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 14°C at night. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Christchurch.

Things to do in Wellington

Transportation Historic Sites
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Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car

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nights
Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Canterbury Museum and then let the kids burn off some steam at Margaret Mahy Family Playground.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Christchurch day trip site .

Getting from Wellington to Christchurch by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Wellington in April, Christchurch is little chillier at night with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Christchurch

Transportation Tours Parks
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TranzAlpine Train ©
TranzAlpine Train
Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum

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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.
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, explore the activities along Lake Wakatipu, admire the natural beauty at Queenstown Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Fallen Soldiers Memorial.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Queenstown road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Christchurch to Queenstown takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Queenstown Gardens ©
Queenstown Gardens
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Lake Wakatipu
Lake Wakatipu

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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 19th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne journey planner.

Fly from Queenstown to Melbourne in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Queenstown to Melbourne is minus 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 21st (Tue), pause for some photo ops at The Rundle Mall Pigs and then go deep underground at Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd.

To find photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You will leave for New Delhi on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Adelaide

Shopping
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Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd ©
Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd

1
night
New Delhi, India

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Red Fort, make a trip to Jahanara Begum's Tomb, then contemplate the long history of India Gate, and finally contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New Delhi travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Adelaide to New Delhi in 17.5 hours. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Adelaide to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in April, expect nights in New Delhi to be somewhat warmer, around 25°C, while days are much hotter, around 43°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Red Fort ©
Red Fort

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