15 days in Auckland, Wellington & Melbourne Itinerary

15 days in Auckland, Wellington & Melbourne Itinerary

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15 days in Auckland, Wellington & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  15​h
1
Auckland, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Wellington, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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 sightseeing, nature, museums, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Tower, stop by Pauanesia, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and enjoy the thrill of live dance at Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Auckland vacation builder.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Auckland is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May, expect nights in Auckland to be little chillier, around 17°C, while days are much colder, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Sky Tower ©
Sky Tower
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stop by Kirkcaldie & Stains Limited, admire the landmark architecture of Old St Paul's, then take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition, and finally get great views at Mount Victoria. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at ZEALANDIA Sanctuary, then take in nature's colorful creations at Wellington Botanic Garden, and then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Buildings.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Wellington vacation planner.

Getting from Auckland to Wellington by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Auckland in May, Wellington is a bit cooler at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Wellington Botanic Garden
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Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car
Wellington Botanic Garden ©
Wellington Botanic Garden

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. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, make a trip to Block Arcade, and browse the collection at State Library of Victoria.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne holiday planner.

Fly from Wellington to Melbourne in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Wellington to Melbourne. Traveling from Wellington in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Melbourne. 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
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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