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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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

— 4 nights
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 Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Family-friendly places like Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Mutitjulu Waterhole will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning tool.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia

— 7 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Visiting Ubirr and Kakadu National park will get you outdoors. Warradjan Cultural Centre and Mamukala Billabong are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: see Arnhemlander 4WD Cultural Tour, take a memorable tour with Yellow Water Cruises, look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, and explore and take pictures at Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

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:

Port Douglas, Australia

— 4 nights
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 Opal Reef. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, tee off at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course and Restaurant, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and stop by With Sugar.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas road trip app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 12 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. June in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. 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:

Cairns, Australia

— 5 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.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Billy Tea Safaris. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June in Cairns, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 21:

Taupo, New Zealand

— 4 nights

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 Te Porere Redoubt. Escape the urban bustle at Mountain Air Scenic Flights Day Tour and Huka Falls Walkway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taupo: Rotorua (Buried Village of Te Wairoa & Redwoods Treewalk) and Tongariro National Trout Centre (in Turangi). The adventure continues: stop by Huka Honey Hive, take a memorable tour with Tours, witness a stunning natural landmark at Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley, 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:

Te Anau, New Zealand

— 6 nights
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 Lake Te Anau. Step out of Te Anau with an excursion to Milford sound Hwy in Milford Sound--about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: trek along Mirror Lakes Walk, identify plant and animal life at Te Anau Bird Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Chasm Walk, and contemplate the waterfront views 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:

Sydney, Australia

— 6 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.
Family-friendly places like Sydney Opera House and The Rocks will thrill your kids. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Katoomba Falls (in Katoomba) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). The adventure continues: visit Darling Harbour, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

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:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 7 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Family-friendly places like Bahnhofstrasse and Altstadt Luzern 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: Bern (Federal Building (Bundeshaus), UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, &more) and Lucerne (Hofkirche, Chapel Bridge, &more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and stop by Confiserie Sprungli.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Zurich takes 25 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Zurich: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 15:

Australia travel guide

4.7
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
Specialty Museums · Hiking Trails · Landmarks
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

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.