25 days in Australia, New Zealand & New Delhi Itinerary

25 days in Australia, New Zealand & New Delhi Itinerary

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25 days in Australia, New Zealand & New Delhi Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  17 h 30 min
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Adelaide, Australia
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Canberra, Australia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
5
Christchurch, New Zealand
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
6
Wellington, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
9
Gold Coast, Australia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Brisbane, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
11
Cairns, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
12
New Delhi, India
— 1 night
End: New Delhi, India

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Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide holiday maker app .

New Delhi, India to Adelaide is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) is 4 hours. While traveling from New Delhi, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Adelaide, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

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Wine Tours & Tastings
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South Australian Museum

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Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Melbourne sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours
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Balloon Rides
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Royal Botanic Gardens
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Melbourne Zoo

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Canberra, Australia

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A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then get your game on at Axxe.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Canberra trip planning app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Canberra, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Fun & Games Museums
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Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

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Sydney, Australia

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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, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in April since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
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Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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Christchurch, New Zealand

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Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get your game on at Velocity Karts, then take in nature's colorful creations at Christchurch Botanic Gardens, and then get engrossed in the history at Canterbury Museum. On your second day here, examine the collection at International Antarctic Centre and then enjoy the views from TranzAlpine Train.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Christchurch trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Christchurch takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to New Zealand Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Christchurch reach 20°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Christchurch

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Velocity Karts
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Christchurch Botanic Gardens
TranzAlpine Train ©
TranzAlpine Train

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Wellington, New Zealand

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Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Wellington Botanic Garden, take a memorable ride with Wellington Cable Car, then get outside with Great Alpine Highway, and finally examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at ZEALANDIA Sanctuary, get a sense of history and politics at New Zealand Parliament, and then take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Wellington planner.

Getting from Christchurch to Wellington by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Christchurch in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Wellington, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Great Alpine Highway, Wellington Botanic Garden
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The Great War Exhibition
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Wellington Botanic Garden

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Rotorua, New Zealand

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.
Explore Rotorua's surroundings by going to Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera) and Taupo (Huka Honey Hive, Huka Falls Walkway, &more). There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, get interesting insight from Tours, whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and do a tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rotorua tour planner.

Getting from Wellington to Rotorua by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Wellington in April: highs in Rotorua hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trips

Taupo, Hobbiton Movie Set
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Huka Falls Walkway
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

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Auckland, New Zealand

The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): look for gifts at Pauanesia and then head off the coast to Waiheke Island.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Auckland trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Auckland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Rotorua in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Auckland, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Auckland

Nature Parks Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings
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SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Gold Coast takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. While traveling from Auckland, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Gold Coast, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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Brisbane, Australia

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Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): walk around South Bank Parklands and then stroll around Roma Street Parkland. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Brisbane vacation planner.

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. April in Brisbane sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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Cairns, Australia

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 22nd (Wed): hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then identify plant and animal life at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in April: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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New Delhi, India

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
On the 24th (Fri), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Qutub Minar, then don't miss a visit to Jahanara Begum's Tomb, and then steep yourself in history at Red Fort.

To find other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi road trip planning app .

Fly from Cairns to New Delhi in 16.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to India Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Cairns in April, expect nights in New Delhi to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Historic Sites
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Food Tours
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Qutub Minar
Red Fort ©
Red Fort

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