7 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

7 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

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1
Sydney, Australia
— 1 night
2
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 1 night
3
Gold Coast, Australia
— 1 night
4
Cairns, Australia
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, thenhike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, thenstroll through Bondi Beach, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip planning website.

Manila, Philippines to Sydney is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manila to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manila in May, things will get colder in Sydney: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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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.
On the 26th (Tue), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then cruise along Glenorchy-Queenstown Road. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Queenstown Hill and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Coronet Peak.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Queenstown trip 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 up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Queenstown Hill ©
Queenstown Hill
Glenorchy-Queenstown Road ©
Glenorchy-Queenstown Road

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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, stroll through Coolangatta Beach, and then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast tour itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Queenstown to Gold Coast in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Queenstown to Gold Coast. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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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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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.
Start 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 enjoy the sand and surf at 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 more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Gold Coast in May, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around °C and lows about °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

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

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