26 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

26 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

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26 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Paphos, Cyprus
Bus + Fly:  25 h
1
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
2
Port Macquarie, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  9 h 30 min
3
Wellington, New Zealand
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 30 min
4
Dunedin, New Zealand
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  12 h 30 min
5
Hobart, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Kangaroo Island, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Alice Springs, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h
8
Albany, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  30 h
End: Paphos, Cyprus

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum. Appreciate the collections at Hyde Park Barracks Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Step out of Sydney to go to Wollongong and see Nan Tien Temple, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and explore the world behind art at Australian Centre for Photography.

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Paphos, Cyprus to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paphos to Sydney is 8 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Nan Tien Temple
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
nights
Port Macquarie, Australia

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Roto House, then identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, then trek along Coastal walk, and finally make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Port Macquarie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital

2
nights
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old St Paul's and Wellington Cable Car. Appreciate the collections at Wellington Museum and Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Take a break from Wellington with a short trip to Southward Car Museum in Paraparaumu, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition, and ponder the world of politics at New Zealand Parliament.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Wellington online trip planner .

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Wellington in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Port Macquarie to Wellington, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Port Macquarie in November; daily highs in Wellington reach 20°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dunedin.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Southward Car Museum
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Wellington Museum ©
Wellington Museum
National War Memorial ©
National War Memorial

4
nights
Dunedin, New Zealand

Dunedin ©
With its history proudly stemming from the Scottish settlers who came here during the colonial era, Dunedin's streets are lined with well-preserved examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, while a new culture of nightlife and fine dining takes hold around them.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nugget Point/Tokata Walks and Olveston Historic Home. Steampunk HQ and Larnach Castle & Gardens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dunedin: Oamaru (Oamaru's Victorian Precinct & Moeraki Boulders Beach). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Penguin Place, take in nature's colorful creations at Dunedin Botanic Garden, explore the striking landscape at Otago Peninsula, and trek along Tunnel Beach Track.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Dunedin trip builder website .

Getting from Wellington to Dunedin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Dunedin

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Oamaru, Nugget Point/Tokata Walks
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Otago Peninsula ©
Otago Peninsula
Steampunk HQ ©
Steampunk HQ
First Church of Otago ©
First Church of Otago

2
nights
Hobart, Australia

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Visit Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Cascade Brewery for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Neck, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, look for gifts at The Wicked Cheese Co., and contemplate the long history of Constitution Dock.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hobart tour planning website .

You can fly from Dunedin to Hobart in 12.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Hobart are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, The Neck, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

3
nights
Kangaroo Island, Australia

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Raptor Domain and Flinders Chase National Park. It doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Kangaroo Island takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Alice Springs, Australia

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get great views at Anzac Hill, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre and then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Alice Springs by flight takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum ©
Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum

2
nights
Albany, Australia

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
On the 1st (Sun), see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, then explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and then kick back and relax at Greens Pool. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station and then stroll through Little Beach.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Albany tour itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Albany in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Alice Springs to Albany. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Albany, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Greens Pool
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

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