16 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Auckland Itinerary

16 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Auckland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
2
Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
3
Auckland, New Zealand
— 6 nights

4
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.
When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately Manly away. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary builder.

Riga, Latvia to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 8 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Riga in April, with highs in Sydney at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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 21st (Thu), see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck. Here are some ideas for day two: get lost in a book at State Library Victoria, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and then make a trip to Block Arcade.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Melbourne at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

6
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©
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.
Step out of Auckland with an excursion to Driving Creek Railway and Potteries in Coromandel--about 2h 30 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, enjoy the thrill of live dance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, and get impressive views of One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie).

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Auckland road trip tool.

Getting from Melbourne to Auckland by flight takes about 7 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Auckland due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Auckland, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Museum of Transport and Technology, Driving Creek Railway and Potteries
Highlights from your plan
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

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