50 days in Oceania Itinerary

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Fly to Cairns, Bus to Cape Tribulation
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Cape Tribulation, Australia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cairns, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia
— 7 nights
Drive to Darwin, Fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Drive
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Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly
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Taupo, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Cape Tribulation, Australia — 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, take some stellar pictures from Mount Alexandra Lookout, learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, and take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cape Tribulation is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Cape Tribulation due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Amsterdam in July since evenings lows in Cape Tribulation dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas, Australia — 5 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.
Spend the 10th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

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Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cairns.
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach) and Peter Jarver Gallery (in Kuranda). Spend the 15th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, see Off-Road Tours, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Flying Foxes.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Cairns road trip site.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia — 7 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Animal Tracks Safari, take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ubirr.

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Traveling by flight from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia — 3 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 14.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In July in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne, Australia — 4 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 30th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, relax and rejuvenate at Elite Male Massage, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.
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Sydney, Australia — 5 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, visit Darling Harbour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sydney road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Queenstown.
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Queenstown, New Zealand — 5 nights

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
On the 9th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Coronet Peak. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Queenstown Mall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Remarkables Ski Area, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Queenstown trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Queenstown takes 6 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Queenstown due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu).
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Get out of town with these interesting Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) side-trips: Franz Josef (Franz Josef Glacier & Alex Knob Track) and Lake Matheson Walk (in Fox Glacier).

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) trip itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Queenstown to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Taupo.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taupo: Tongariro National Park (Tawhai Falls, Mount Ruapehu, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls Walkway, push the limits with an extreme tour, look for gifts at Huka Honey Hive, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Taupo trip app.

You can fly from Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) to Taupo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rotorua.
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Rotorua, New Zealand — 3 nights

Sulphur City

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Go for a jaunt from Rotorua to Waitomo Caves to see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, trot along with a tour on horseback, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rainbow Springs Nature Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rotorua day trip website.

Traveling by car from Taupo to Rotorua takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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