15 days in Australia, New Zealand & Vaitape Itinerary

15 days in Australia, New Zealand & Vaitape Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  17 h
1
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly + Ferry:  17 h
4
Vaitape, French Polynesia
— 3 nights
Ferry + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: San Francisco, United States

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and stop by The Rocks.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sydney itinerary app.

San Francisco, USA to Sydney is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 18 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in November, with highs in Sydney at 77°F and lows at 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

3
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.
On the 28th (Thu), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne tour planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in November since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 50°F. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
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.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, view the masterpieces at Queenstown Arts Centre, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Queenstown visit planning app.

Getting from Melbourne to Queenstown by flight takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Melbourne to Queenstown, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Hollyford Track
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
nights
Vaitape, French Polynesia

Vaitape ©
Perched at the foot of Bora Bora's emerald peak, by the side of the deep blue central lagoon, Vaitape is breathtakingly beautiful.
Vaitape is known for wildlife, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Mount Otemanu, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Matira Beach, and stop by Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls -Bora Bora.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaitape trip itinerary website.

Getting from Queenstown to Vaitape by combination of flight and ferry takes about 26 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 22 hours traveling from Queenstown to Vaitape. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Vaitape

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bora Bora
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu
Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church ©
Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church

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