15 days in Auckland, Wellington & Melbourne Itinerary

15 days in Auckland, Wellington & Melbourne Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  15 h
1
Auckland, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Wellington, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 45 min
3
Melbourne, Australia
— 7 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

5
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.
Auckland is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower, explore the activities along Devonport, see the interesting displays at Auckland Museum, and get impressive views of Mount Eden.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Auckland trip itinerary maker website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Auckland is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 4 hours. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Auckland: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

2
nights
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington
Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
On the 13th (Sat), look for gifts at Kirkcaldie & Stains, admire the striking features of Old St Paul's, then take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition, and finally get great views at Mount Victoria. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at ZEALANDIA Sanctuary, then admire the natural beauty at Wellington Botanic Garden, and then get a sense of history and politics at New Zealand Parliament.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Wellington trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Auckland to Wellington in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Wellington when traveling from Auckland in May, with lows around 12°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Wellington Botanic Garden
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car
The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition

7
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.
Dedicate the 17th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and don't miss a visit to Block Arcade.

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Getting from Wellington to Melbourne by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Wellington to Melbourne, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Wellington in May, with lows around 9°C. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Wine Tours & Tastings
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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