40 days in Perth, Wellington & Auckland Itinerary

40 days in Perth, Wellington & Auckland Itinerary

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Perth, Australia
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Wellington, New Zealand
— 9 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 19 nights
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Perth, Australia — 10 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Get some cultural insight at WA Shipwrecks Museum and Aviation Heritage Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Caversham Wildlife Park and City Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Thrombolites of Lake Clifton (in Yalgorup National Park), Fremantle (South Beach Recreation Reserve, The Fremantle Round House, &more) and Rockingham (Rockingham Beach, Point Peron, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth trip builder site.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Perth International Airport. In November, daytime highs in Perth are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Wellington.
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Wellington, New Zealand — 9 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.
Get some cultural insight at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Bolton Street Cemetery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kapiti Island Nature Tours and Marlborough Sounds. Get out of town with these interesting Wellington side-trips: Southward Car Museum (in Paraparaumu), Paekakariki Escarpment Walkway (in Paekakariki) and Nga Manu Nature Reserve (in Waikanae). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Otari-Wilton's Bush Native Botanic Garden, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, enjoy the sand and surf at Oriental Bay, and wander the wide-open spaces of The Alpaca Place.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Wellington trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Wellington takes 11 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Wellington is 4 hours. While traveling from Perth, expect much colder days and about the same nights in Wellington, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to fly to Auckland.
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Auckland, New Zealand — 19 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Kauri Museum and Sculptureum. Get outdoors at One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie) and Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Auckland: Muriwai Beach (Muriwai Beach, Muriwai Gannet Colony, &more), Shakespear Regional Park (in Whangaparaoa) and Piroa Falls Track (in Waipu). There's much more to do: get impressive views of Rangitoto Island, kick back and relax at Piha Beach, learn about all things military at Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, and admire the majestic nature at Tawharanui Regional Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Auckland trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Auckland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Auckland when traveling from Wellington in December, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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