15 days in Australia, New Zealand & Vaitape Itinerary

15 days in Australia, New Zealand & Vaitape Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
2
Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
3
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 3 nights
4
Vaitape, French Polynesia
— 3 nights

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, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

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San Francisco, USA to Sydney is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Sydney, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 77°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish up 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
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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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 see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne tour planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. 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
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:
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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: trek along Hollyford Track, have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, take in nature's colorful creations at Queenstown Gardens, and view the masterpieces at Queenstown Arts Centre.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Queenstown travel route planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Queenstown by flight takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Queenstown is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Hollyford Track
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 3:
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Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
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: enjoy the sand and surf at Matira Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Otemanu, and browse the exhibits of Alain Despert.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vaitape itinerary planning site.

Getting from Queenstown to Vaitape by combination of flight and ferry takes about 27 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Tahiti Time (TAHT) is minus 22 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Vaitape

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Bora Bora
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu
Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church ©
Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church

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