7 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

7 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

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7 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Manila, Philippines
Fly:  11​h
1
Sydney, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cairns, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Manila, Philippines


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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): see a show at Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney route maker .

Manila, Philippines to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippines Time (PHT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Manila in May; daily highs in Sydney reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Sydney

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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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Queenstown, New Zealand

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore and take pictures at Glenorchy-Queenstown Road. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Queenstown Hill and then hit the slopes at Coronet Peak.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Queenstown online route planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Queenstown in 6 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Queenstown due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Queenstown Hill ©
Queenstown Hill
Coronet Peak ©
Coronet Peak

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night
Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Queenstown to Gold Coast by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is minus 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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nights
Cairns, Australia

Cairns ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and then stroll through Palm Cove Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Gold Coast - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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