10 days in New Zealand & Australia Itinerary

10 days in New Zealand & Australia Itinerary

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10 days in New Zealand & Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  19​h
1
Paihia, New Zealand
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Dunedin, New Zealand
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Mumbai, India


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1
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Paihia, New Zealand

Paihia ©
The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
On the 10th (Thu), fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then identify plant and animal life at Paihia Harbour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paihia trip builder site .

Mumbai, India to Paihia is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Paihia

Wildlife Parks
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Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour

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Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Rainbow Springs Nature Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, witness a stunning natural landmark at Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park, and then explore the world behind art at Rotorua Museum.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Paihia to Rotorua takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Rotorua are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Dunedin.

Things to do in Rotorua

Wildlife Parks Nature

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Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave, Waimangu Volcanic Valley
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Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave ©
Rotorua Museum ©
Rotorua Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Larnach Castle & Gardens.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dunedin online journey planner .

You can fly from Rotorua to Dunedin in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Queenstown.

Things to do in Dunedin

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Toitu Otago Settlers Museum ©
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum
Otago Museum ©
Otago Museum
Larnach Castle & Gardens ©
Larnach Castle & Gardens

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Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
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 15th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then hike along Queenstown Hill.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Queenstown trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Dunedin to Queenstown takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Queenstown Hill ©
Queenstown Hill
Parasailing & Paragliding
Kiwi Birdlife Park ©
Kiwi Birdlife Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see a show at Sydney Opera House and then take a stroll through The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, then hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Queenstown to Sydney in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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