31 days in Oceania Itinerary

31 days in Oceania Itinerary

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Start: Belgrade, Serbia
Fly:  29 h
1
Port Douglas, Australia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
3
Paihia, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Taupo, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
6
Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
— 3 nights
Bus:  6 h 15 min
7
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h 15 min
8
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
9
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
10
Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Belgrade, Serbia

2
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), look for gifts at With Sugar, thenexplore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Port Douglas Court House Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas visit website.

Belgrade, Serbia to Port Douglas is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Belgrade in May, with highs in Port Douglas at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia, thenmake a trip to Regency Jewellers Pty Ltd, and finally explore the galleries of Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then stop by Australian Leather Company.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cairns tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May in Cairns, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spas

3
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.
Paihia is known for wildlife, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, look for gifts at Paihia Bookshop, and look for all kinds of wild species at Paihia Harbour.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paihia online trip builder.

Fly from Cairns to Paihia in 9.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cairns to Paihia due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Tongariro National Park.

Things to do in Paihia

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerikeri
Find places to stay May 7 — 10:
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Urupukapuka Island ©
Urupukapuka Island
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds

2
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 11th (Tue), trek along Mounds Walk, stroll through Tongariro Alpine Crossing, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Tawhai Falls, and finally trek along Ridge Track. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Mead's Wall, admire the sheer force of Taranaki Falls, and then explore the activities along Tama Lakes.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tongariro National Park itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Paihia to Tongariro National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Taupo.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Tama Lakes ©
Tama Lakes
Taranaki Falls ©
Taranaki Falls

3
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.
Taupo is known for nature, adventure, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls Walkway, kick back and relax at Kinloch Beach, make a trip to Maori Rock Carvings, and stop by Huka Honey Hive.

To find out how to plan a trip to Taupo, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tongariro National Park to Taupo in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu).

Things to do in Taupo

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley ©
Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley

3
nights
Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu): Fox Glacier (River Walk, Fox Glacier South Side Walk, &more).

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Taupo to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Fox Glacier, Hapuka Estuary Walk
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Aoraki/Mt. Cook ©
Aoraki/Mt. Cook
Sealy Tarns Track ©
Sealy Tarns Track
Fox Glacier South Side Walk ©
Fox Glacier South Side Walk

3
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.
Step out of Te Anau with an excursion to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Milford Sound--about 1 hour away. On the 19th (Wed), hike the day away at Hollyford Track. There's much more to do: hike along Kepler Track, stroll through The Chasm Walk, go for a walk through Punanga Manu o Te Anau, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Gunn.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Te Anau trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by bus from Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) to Te Anau takes 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Fiordland National Park, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Kepler Track ©
Kepler Track
Mirror Lakes Walk ©
Mirror Lakes Walk

3
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

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: learn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, push the limits with an extreme tour, and steep yourself in history at Vesta Design Boutique.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Queenstown travel itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Te Anau to Queenstown in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Outdoors Wineries
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Zipline
Peregrine Wines ©
Peregrine Wines
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Hyde Park Barracks.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sydney trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Queenstown to Sydney in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Queenstown to Sydney. May in Sydney sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Tours
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, ponder the design of Gordon Reserve, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Wineries Museums
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Walking tours
Food Tours

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