38 days in Australia, New Zealand & Phuket Town Itinerary

38 days in Australia, New Zealand & Phuket Town Itinerary

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38 days in Australia, New Zealand & Phuket Town Itinerary

Start: Cardiff, United Kingdom
Fly:  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
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), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, look for gifts at Oshi Tattoo Patong Phuket Thailand, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong). Keep things going the next day: get outside with Elite Fight Club Phuket, then examine the collection at Phuket Trickeye Museum, and then go for a walk through Soi Romanee.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Phuket Town trip planner .

Cardiff, UK to Phuket Town is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to Phuket Town is 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cardiff in July; daily highs in Phuket Town reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket
Kayaking & Canoeing
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©

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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny), Australia Zoo (in Beerwah) and Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around South Bank Parklands, examine the collection at Opal Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Phuket Town to Brisbane in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Phuket Town to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Phuket Town in July, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Brisbane: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up 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
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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.
Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Hahndorf (The Cedars & Beerenberg Farm). The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, learn about winemaking at National Wine Centre of Australia, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Adelaide using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Adelaide takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Brisbane, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Adelaide, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Hahndorf, Glenelg, Cleland Wildlife Park, River Torrens Linear Park Trail, Mount Lofty Summit
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Migration Museum
Migration Museum
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land) and Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs, and admire the landmark architecture of City of Launceston Town Hall.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Launceston takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in July; daily highs in Launceston reach 13°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Te Anau.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Alum Cliffs, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): trek along Gertrude Saddle and then contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Launceston to Te Anau takes 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Launceston to Te Anau is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Whakapapa.

Things to do in Te Anau

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

1
day
Whakapapa, New Zealand

Whakapapa ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): trek along Silica Rapids Track and then trek along Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Whakapapa trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Te Anau to Whakapapa with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Whakapapa

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rotorua: Taupo (Huka Falls Walkway & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours), Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera) and Cambridge (Lake Te Koutu & Cambridge Museum). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Waitomo Glowworm Caves, don't miss a visit to Fancy Meow Cat Cafe, take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

Plan trip to Rotorua with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Whakapapa to Rotorua in 2.5 hours. July in Rotorua sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Taupo, Cambridge, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Waitomo Glowworm Caves ©
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway

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.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Rotorua to Melbourne by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is minus 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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