60 days in Australia, New Zealand & Singapore Itinerary

60 days in Australia, New Zealand & Singapore Itinerary

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60 days in Australia, New Zealand & Singapore Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Cairns, Australia
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Port Douglas, Australia
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h 45 min
3
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h
4
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Whakapapa, New Zealand
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 15 min
6
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Bus:  3 h 15 min
7
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h
8
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 15 min
10
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h 30 min
11
Singapore, Singapore
— 8 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Barron Gorge National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Blue Arrow Circuit, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Cairns. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in September; daily highs in Cairns reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Barron Gorge National Park, Earl Hill
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Port Douglas, Australia

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Daintree Tea (in Daintree), Cape Tribulation (Marrdja Botanical Walk, Cape Trib Farm, &more) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip maker.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree Tea, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Wentworth Falls in Wentworth Falls (about 1h 30 min away). There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in September, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 25°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rotorua: Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera) and Taupo (Huka Honey Hive, Huka Falls Walkway, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, make a trip to Amokura Glass, do a tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rotorua online holiday planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Rotorua in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to New Zealand Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get little chillier in Rotorua: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Whakapapa.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Taupo, Hobbiton Movie Set
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Zipline

5
nights
Whakapapa, New Zealand

Whakapapa ©
Whakapapa is known for winter sports, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Tongariro Alpine Crossing, take in the pleasant sights at Mead's Wall, take in the dramatic scenery at Tawhai Falls, and get impressive views of Mount Ruapehu.

For maps, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Whakapapa trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Whakapapa takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Te Anau.

Things to do in Whakapapa

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Tongariro National Park
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Horsemtrails ©
Horsemtrails
Tama Lakes ©
Tama Lakes

5
nights
Te Anau, New Zealand

Te Anau ©
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
On the 30th (Wed), hike the day away at Dusky Track. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound, trek along Gertrude Saddle, look for all kinds of wild species at Ivan Wilson Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Marian Track.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Te Anau holiday planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Whakapapa to Te Anau with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Fiordland National Park
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 3:
Highlights from your plan
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Lake Marian Track ©
Lake Marian Track

5
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, see Off-Road Tours, push the limits with an extreme tour, and fly down the slopes at The Remarkables Ski Area.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Queenstown holiday maker tool .

Traveling by bus from Te Anau to Queenstown takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
iFLY Queenstown ©
iFLY Queenstown
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
The Remarkables Ski Area ©
The Remarkables Ski Area

5
nights
Melbourne, Australia

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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

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Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Melbourne takes 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Queenstown to Melbourne is minus 2 hours. October in Melbourne sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Uluru, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning tool .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Ubirr, admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek, contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls, and identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Gunlom Waterfall Creek ©
Gunlom Waterfall Creek

8
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Singapore: Sentosa Island (Universal Studios Singapore & S.E.A. Aquarium). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Singapore Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at Jurong Bird Park, explore the activities along Marina Bay, and pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read our Singapore trip itinerary site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Singapore. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Singapore Time is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Singapore can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens

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