50 days in Australia & Auckland Itinerary

50 days in Australia & Auckland Itinerary

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Auckland, New Zealand
— 12 nights
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Adelaide, Australia
— 4 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
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Canberra, Australia
— 4 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
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Byron Bay, Australia
— 4 nights
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Brisbane, Australia
— 4 nights
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Whitsunday Island, Australia
— 5 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
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Brisbane, Australia
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Auckland, New Zealand — 12 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.
Explore Auckland's surroundings by going to Ayrlies Garden & Wetlands (in Manukau), Muriwai Gannet Colony (in Muriwai Beach) and Shakespear Regional Park (in Whangaparaoa). Dedicate the 4th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: make a trip to SkyTower, head off the coast to Hauraki Gulf, look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Creek, and examine the collection at MOTAT - Museum of Transport and Technology.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Auckland online trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Auckland is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from London to Auckland. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in February; daily highs in Auckland reach 26°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Adelaide.
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Adelaide, Australia — 4 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Dedicate the 15th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, wander the streets of Rundle Mall, and get to know the resident critters at Adelaide Zoo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip planner.

Getting from Auckland to Adelaide by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Auckland to Adelaide. When traveling from Auckland in February, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Adelaide: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne, Australia — 5 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), Wine Compass (in Mt Martha) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Melbourne is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can fly to Canberra.
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Canberra, Australia — 4 nights

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Canberra is known for museums, sightseeing, and childrens museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, admire the landmark architecture of National Museum of Australia, get curious at Questacon, and get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Canberra driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney, Australia — 5 nights

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in panoramic vistas at Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, stop by Darling Harbour, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip app.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Sydney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Byron Bay.
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Byron Bay, Australia — 4 nights

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
When in Byron Bay, make a side trip to see Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre in Murwillumbah, approximately Murwillumbah away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, get great views at Broken Head Nature Reserve, relax in the rural setting at The Farm Byron Bay, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Byron Bay online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Sydney to Byron Bay by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.
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Brisbane, Australia — 4 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Whitsunday Island.
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Whitsunday Island, Australia — 5 nights

Whitsunday Island is known for beaches, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Hill Inlet, enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach, and head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island trip app.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Whitsunday Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Whitsunday Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 17th (Fri), you're off to Cairns.
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Cairns, Australia — 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris). Spend the 18th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

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

Getting from Whitsunday Island to Cairns by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to fly to Brisbane.
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Brisbane, Australia

Australia's New World City

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Cairns to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in March, things will get a bit cooler in Brisbane: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. On the 20th (Mon), you're off to home.
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Australia travel guide

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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.
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