23 days in Australia, Queenstown & Boracay Itinerary

23 days in Australia, Queenstown & Boracay Itinerary

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23 days in Australia, Queenstown & Boracay Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Hobart, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
4
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Brisbane, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  13​h
7
Boracay, Philippines
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  16​h
End: Mumbai, India


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4
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, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planning app .

Mumbai, India to Sydney is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 4 hours. When traveling from Mumbai in December, plan for little chillier days in Sydney, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
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, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne online road trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Hobart, Australia

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hobart itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you will find days in Hobart are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

3
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.
When in Queenstown, make a side trip to see Milford Sound in Te Anau, approximately 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, stroll around Village Green, take a memorable tour with Tours, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Queenstown trip planning app .

You can fly from Hobart to Queenstown in 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) to New Zealand Standard Time is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound
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Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown

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nights
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.
When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach, approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: walk around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane holiday planning app .

Fly from Queenstown to Brisbane in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is minus 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

3
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: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in December, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Boracay, Philippines

Boracay ©
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and then enjoy the sand and surf at Diniwid Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at White Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then get your game on at Virtual World.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Boracay trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Boracay takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cairns to Boracay due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cairns in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Boracay, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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White Beach ©
White Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)

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