60 days in Oceania Itinerary

60 days in Oceania Itinerary

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60 days in Oceania Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Taupo, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Paihia, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Cairns, Australia
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Port Douglas, Australia
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Melbourne, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
9
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
10
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 10 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

5
nights
Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

Tongariro National Park ©
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
On the 22nd (Sat), hike the day away at Tongariro Alpine Crossing. On the 23rd (Sun), hike the day away at Horsemtrails. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Tama Lakes, take in the dramatic scenery at Tawhai Falls, don't miss a visit to Mead's Wall, and hike along Whakapapa Nature Walk.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tongariro National Park road trip planning tool .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Tongariro National Park is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Tongariro National Park, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Taupo.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Horsemtrails ©
Horsemtrails
Tama Lakes ©
Tama Lakes

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rotorua (Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, & more), Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera) and Waitomo Caves (Waitomo Glowworm Caves & Ruakuri Walk). There's much more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls Walkway, explore the landscape on two wheels at Great Lake Trail, and take in nature's colorful creations at Joan Williamson Rose Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Taupo travel planner .

Traveling by car from Tongariro National Park to Taupo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

5
nights
Paihia, New Zealand

Paihia ©
The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
Step out of Paihia with an excursion to Kororipo Pa Historic Walk in Kerikeri--about 36 minutes away. Spend a day of island exploring on the 4th (Thu) at Urupukapuka Island. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the sheer force of Haruru Falls, and play a few rounds at Waitangi Golf Club.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paihia tour planning site .

You can fly from Taupo to Paihia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Paihia

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Kerikeri
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Urupukapuka Island ©
Urupukapuka Island
Spas

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 8th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cairns tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Paihia to Cairns takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Paihia to Cairns, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation (Dubuji Boardwalk & Marrdja Botanical Walk). Spend the 13th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 15th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas holiday planning tool .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in July, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be colder, around 4°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

6
nights
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and browse the collection at State Library of Victoria.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planning site .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

6
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 Katoomba (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Wentworth Falls
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at The Remarkables Ski Area. On the 5th (Mon), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy some diversion at Break One Clay Target Shooting, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Queenstown holiday builder tool .

Getting from Sydney to Queenstown by flight takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Queenstown, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Break One Clay Target Shooting ©
Break One Clay Target Shooting
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
The Remarkables Ski Area ©
The Remarkables Ski Area

10
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 11th (Sun), hike the day away at Dusky Track. On the 12th (Mon), hike the day away at Hollyford Track. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Milford Sound, identify plant and animal life at Doubtful Sound, head outdoors with Bushbash - Day Wilderness Expeditions, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mitre Peak.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Te Anau vacation maker .

Traveling by bus from Queenstown to Te Anau takes 3.5 hours. On the 17th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Fiordland National Park
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Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound