45 days in Australia, New Zealand & Switzerland Itinerary

45 days in Australia, New Zealand & Switzerland Itinerary

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia
— 7 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Cairns
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cairns, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly to Tauranga, Drive to Taupo
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Taupo, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly to Queenstown, Bus to Te Anau
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Te Anau, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Bus to Queenstown, Fly to Sydney
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Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 7 nights
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Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Get outdoors at Uluru and Walpa Gorge. Family-friendly places like Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Mala Walk will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip tool.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanoi to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

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Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Visiting Ubirr and Warradjan Cultural Centre will get you outdoors. Nourlangie Rock and Yellow Water Cruises are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's lots more to do: see Arnhemlander 4WD Cultural Tour, get great views at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bardedjilidji Walk.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for Port Douglas on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 12:

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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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio will thrill your kids. Get outdoors at Safaris and Mossman Gorge Centre. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, stop by With Sugar, and tee off at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course and Restaurant.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas day trip planning app.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas by combination of bus and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

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Cairns, Australia

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Esplanade Boardwalk. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Spas about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris, and let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 21:

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Taupo, New Zealand

Great Cloak of Tia

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Te Puia and Buried Village of Te Wairoa. Escape the urban bustle at Mountain Air Scenic Flights Day Tour and Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taupo: Te Porere Redoubt (in Tongariro National Park), Tongariro National Trout Centre (in Turangi) and Redwoods Treewalk (in Rotorua). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, look for gifts at Huka Honey Hive, and test your team's savvy at The Locked Room.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Taupo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cairns to Taupo by combination of flight and car takes about 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairns to Taupo is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Te Anau.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:

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Te Anau, New Zealand

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and The Chasm Walk. Step out of Te Anau with an excursion to Milford sound Hwy in Milford Sound--about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: trek along Mirror Lakes Walk, identify plant and animal life at Te Anau Bird Sanctuary, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Te Anau, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Gunn.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Te Anau trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Taupo to Te Anau in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — Jul 1:

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Sydney, Australia

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.
Family-friendly places like Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour will thrill your kids. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls), Katoomba Falls (in Katoomba) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). The adventure continues: visit The Rocks, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, explore the world behind art at White Rabbit Gallery, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Te Anau to Sydney takes 9.5 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In July in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 7:

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Family-friendly places like Bahnhofstrasse and Old Town will thrill your kids. Get in touch with nature at Mt Pilatus and Paragliding Luzern. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Hofkirche, Chapel Bridge, &more) and Bern (Federal Building (Bundeshaus), UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum.

Make your Zurich itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Sydney to Zurich in 25 hours. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Zurich reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 15:

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.

Switzerland travel guide

4.6
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.