60 days in Oceania Itinerary

60 days in Oceania Itinerary

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Sydney, Australia
— 7 nights
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 5 nights
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Taupo, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Te Anau, New Zealand
— 6 nights
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 6 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 6 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 4 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 5 nights
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 5 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia
— 7 nights
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Perth, Australia
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Sydney, Australia — 7 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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sydney tour itinerary planner.

Porto, Portugal to Sydney is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Porto to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In October in Sydney, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Rotorua.
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Rotorua, New Zealand — 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rotorua: Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera) and Hamilton Gardens (in Hamilton). There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, explore the activities along Lake Rotorua, and identify plant and animal life at Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rotorua itinerary planner.

Fly from Sydney to Rotorua in 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Rotorua is 2 hours. In October, Rotorua is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Taupo.
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Taupo, New Zealand — 2 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.
On the 15th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Huka Prawn Park, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Huka Falls Walkway, join the crowd at Formula Challenge Racing, and then stop by Souvenir Outlet & Mountain Bike Hire.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Taupo road trip website.

Getting from Rotorua to Taupo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu).
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Venture out of the city with trips to Fox Glacier (Moraine Walk, Helicopter Tours, &more).

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) road trip app.

You can fly from Taupo to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Te Anau.
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Te Anau, New Zealand — 6 nights

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.
Explore Te Anau's surroundings by going to Milford Sound (Bowen Falls, Stirling Falls, &more). Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring at Doubtful Sound. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Milford Sound, stroll through Gertrude Saddle, hike along Mirror Lakes Walk, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Fiordland Massage Clinic.

Planning Te Anau trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) to Te Anau. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Queenstown.
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Queenstown, New Zealand — 6 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.
When in Queenstown, make a side trip to see Chard Farm Winery in Gibbston, approximately Gibbston away. On the 31st (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of The Remarkables Ski Area. On the 28th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Coronet Peak. There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Queenstown tour planning site.

You can take a bus from Te Anau to Queenstown in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne, Australia — 6 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.
Dedicate the 4th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, examine the collection at Australian Sports Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Melbourne sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Queenstown to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Queenstown to Melbourne, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia — 4 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: make a trip to Uluru, go for a walk through Mala Walk, get a dose of the wild on Uluru Astro Tour, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Melbourne in November: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to fly 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 12th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 14th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planning website.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Marrdja Botanical Walk (in Cape Tribulation) and Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan). Spend the 16th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas online visit planner.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. November in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel 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: explore the striking landscape of Maguk Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, and take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Perth.
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Perth, Australia — 1 night

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 28th (Mon), explore the activities along Swan River and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Perth vacation planner.

Fly from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Perth in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Perth due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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