60 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

60 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

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Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly + Drive:  27 h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Bus:  3 h 15 min
6
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Bus:  6 h 15 min
7
Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
8
Taupo, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12 h
10
Mooloolaba, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
11
Cairns, Australia
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
12
Cape Tribulation, Australia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
13
Port Douglas, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Cairo, Egypt

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge, take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and delve into the distant past at Ubirr.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7.5 hours traveling from Cairo to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): trek along Kuniya Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, don't miss a visit to Uluru, thentake an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. On your second day here, go for a walk through Field of Light, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, thentake in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and finally go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker.

You can fly from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

5
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

6
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: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, get your game on at Flight Experience, make a trip to Sydney Opera House, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

Discover how to plan a Sydney trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

5
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
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: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, hike along Queenstown Trail, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Queenstown trip maker site.

You can fly from Sydney to Queenstown in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Fun & Games Parks
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Break One ©
Break One
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
The Remarkables Ski Area ©
The Remarkables Ski Area

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Monkey Creek in Milford Sound (about 52 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Doubtful Sound, take in the awesome beauty at Mitre Peak, trek along Lake Gunn, and Head underground at Te Anau Glowworm Caves.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Te Anau vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Queenstown to Te Anau takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu).

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Fiordland National Park, Monkey Creek
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 5:
Highlights from your plan
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Mitre Peak ©
Mitre Peak

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

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) ©
Explore Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)'s surroundings by going to Fox Glacier (Fox Glacier Hiking Trails, Minnehaha Walk, &more) and Franz Josef (Callery Gorge Walk & Sentinel Rock Walk).

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) online visit planner.

You can take a bus from Te Anau to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) in 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Taupo.

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

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Fox Glacier, Franz Josef, Great Alpine Highway
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Hooker Valley Track ©
Hooker Valley Track
Aoraki/Mt. Cook ©
Aoraki/Mt. Cook
Mueller Hut Route ©
Mueller Hut Route

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Taupo side-trips: Rotorua (Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Horseback Riding Tours, &more). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, grab your bike and head to Great Lake Trail, explore the activities along Great Lake Taupo, and have fun at Clay Break Taupo.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Taupo trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) to Taupo takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tongariro National Park.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Rotorua
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

4
nights
Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

Tongariro National Park ©
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
Tongariro National Park is known for trails, nature, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Tongariro Alpine Crossing, tour the pleasant surroundings at Horsemtrails, admire the sheer force of Mangawhero Falls, and take in the pleasant sights at Mead's Wall.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tongariro National Park trip builder website.

You can drive from Taupo to Tongariro National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Horsemtrails ©
Horsemtrails
Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Tongariro Northern Circuit ©
Tongariro Northern Circuit

4
nights
Mooloolaba, Australia

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mooloolaba: Maleny (Maleny Dairies & Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve) and Kondalilla Falls (in Montville). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Point Cartwright, have some family-friendly fun at SunJet Simulations, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mooloolaba trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Tongariro National Park to Mooloolaba with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Tongariro National Park to Mooloolaba is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Maleny, Sunshine Coast, Palmview, Marcoola Beach
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Point Cartwright ©
Point Cartwright
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Boat Tours & Water Sports

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the dramatic natural features at Earl Hill, and tee off at Paradise Palms Country Club.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Mooloolaba to Cairns by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mooloolaba in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Edge Hill, Trinity Beach, Paradise Palms Country Club, Palm Cove Beach, Cattana Wetlands
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
nights
Cape Tribulation, Australia

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Venture out of the city with trips to Photography Tours (in Daintree), Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Cow Bay (Cow Bay Beach & Walu Wugirriga Lookout). There's much more to do: get curious at Daintree Discovery Centre, experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, and trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation tour site.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Photography Tours
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Daintree Wild Zoo (in Daintree) and Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary (in Mossman). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mossman, Wonga Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Daintree Wild Zoo, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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