31 days in Australia, Auckland & Wellington Itinerary

31 days in Australia, Auckland & Wellington Itinerary

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Brisbane, Australia
— 9 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 4 nights
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Wellington, New Zealand
— 8 nights
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Sydney, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia — 9 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to A2submarine Replica (in Kallangur), Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). There's lots more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, and stroll through Mooloolaba Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 10 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Brisbane reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Auckland.
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Auckland, New Zealand — 4 nights

City of Sails

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.
Dedicate the 12th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower, get impressive views of Rangitoto Island, look for gifts at Pauanesia, and take a stroll through Devonport.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Auckland holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Auckland takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Auckland is 2 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in February, you will find days in Auckland are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Wellington.
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Wellington, New Zealand — 8 nights

Harbour Capital

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Paraparaumu (Southward Car Museum & Kapiti Island Nature Tours) and Marlborough Sounds (in Picton). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, catch a ride on Wellington Cable Car, get great views at Mount Victoria, and look for all kinds of wild species at ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary.

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Traveling by flight from Auckland to Wellington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Auckland in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Wellington, with lows of 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Sydney.
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Sydney, Australia — 7 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls), The Three Sisters (in Katoomba) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney travel route planner.

Fly from Wellington to Sydney in 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Wellington in February, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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