38 days in Australia, New Zealand & Phuket Town Itinerary

38 days in Australia, New Zealand & Phuket Town Itinerary

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Start: Cardiff, United Kingdom
Fly + Bus:  19 h 30 min
1
Phuket Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  15 h 15 min
2
Brisbane, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Adelaide, Australia
— 8 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Launceston, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  12 h 15 min
5
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 15 min
6
Whakapapa, New Zealand
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  8 h 30 min
8
Melbourne, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly + Train:  26 h
End: Cardiff, United Kingdom

3
nights
Phuket Town, Thailand

Phuket Town ©
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
On the 4th (Sat), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, look for gifts at Oshi Tattoo Patong Phuket Thailand, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong). Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Elite Fight Club Phuket, examine the collection at Phuket 3D Museum, and then go for a walk through Soi Romanee.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Phuket Town journey maker app.

Cardiff, UK to Phuket Town is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cardiff in July: high temperatures in Phuket Town hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:
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Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket
Kayaking & Canoeing
Phuket 3D Museum ©
Phuket 3D Museum

6
nights
Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Australia Zoo (in Beerwah), Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba) and Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny). And it doesn't end there: walk around South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Phuket Town to Brisbane takes 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Phuket Town to Brisbane is 3 hours. When traveling from Phuket Town in July, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Brisbane: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Australia Zoo, Mooloolaba Beach, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 12:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha

8
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Hahndorf (The Cedars & Beerenberg Farm). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia.

Find out how to plan Adelaide trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Fly from Brisbane to Adelaide in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Brisbane to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Brisbane in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Adelaide: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Hahndorf, Glenelg, Mount Lofty Summit, Cleland Wildlife Park, River Torrens Linear Park Trail
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 20:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

6
nights
Launceston, Australia

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the landmark architecture of City of Launceston Town Hall, get great views at Alum Cliffs, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip tool.

Getting from Adelaide to Launceston by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Adelaide in July, things will get little chillier in Launceston: highs are around 13°C and lows about 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Te Anau.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Alum Cliffs, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Wine Tours & Tastings
City Park ©
City Park

1
day
Te Anau, New Zealand

Te Anau ©
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.
On the 27th (Mon), stroll through Gertrude Saddle and then explore the activities along Milford Sound.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Te Anau journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Launceston to Te Anau takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Launceston to Te Anau. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Whakapapa.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Gertrude Saddle ©
Gertrude Saddle

1
day
Whakapapa, New Zealand

Whakapapa ©
The country's largest ski resort brings winter sports enthusiasts from all over New Zealand, while a series of short volcano walks as well as numerous alpine crossings make it easy to hike on your Whakapapa trip throughout the year.
On the 28th (Tue), trek along Silica Rapids Track and then stroll through Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

Plan a trip to Whakapapa easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Te Anau to Whakapapa. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Whakapapa

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:
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Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Silica Rapids Track ©
Silica Rapids Track

4
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rotorua: Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera), Taupo (Huka Falls Walkway & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours) and Cambridge (Lake Te Koutu & Cambridge Museum). There's lots more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, make a trip to Amokura Glass, and learn about winemaking at Volcanic Hills Winery.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rotorua trip planner.

Traveling by car from Whakapapa to Rotorua takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Taupo, Cambridge, Hobbiton Movie Set, Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Zipline

6
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Rotorua to Melbourne takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Rotorua to Melbourne, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 7:
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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