22 days in New Zealand & Australia Itinerary

22 days in New Zealand & Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Medina, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  26 h
1
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Auckland, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Gold Coast, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Medina, Saudi Arabia

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Queenstown: Milford Sound (in Te Anau) and Milford Foreshore Walk (in Milford). The adventure continues: hike along Hollyford Track, see Off-Road Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ben Lomond Track, and have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown.

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Medina, Saudi Arabia to Queenstown is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Milford Sound, Milford Foreshore Walk, Hollyford Track
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 21:
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Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown

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.
Auckland is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Foxes Island, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Auckland Zoo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Auckland tour itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Auckland takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In December, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Auckland to Sydney in 7 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in December, you will find days in Sydney are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 30:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

5
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Brisbane (Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, South Bank Parklands, &more). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, stroll through Kirra Beach, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast online road trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Brisbane
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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