Australia & the Pacific Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Come explore the new Fodor’s Forum
    by ibobi Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 4, 17 at 08:03 PM
View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 Let battle commence! [Ashes 2017-18 thread]
  2. 2 Trip Report 30 Days Down Under
  3. 3 Christmas in Cairns
  4. 4 NYE Perth
  5. 5 How to save in travel cost in Perth, Melborne and Sydney
  6. 6 Giving Kaikoura's wildlife a helping hand
  7. 7 Kaikoura-Picton bus service restored
  8. 8 Trip Report The Waitomo Caves - Travel Report
  9. 9 Trip Report Tasman Glacier and Mount Cook - Travel Report
  10. 10 Australia vs New Zealand to travel in may 2018
  11. 11 Holiday wit toddler in may 2018
  12. 12 Sydney and Melbourne - hipster areas
  13. 13 What to wear in Sydney and Melbourne the next two weeks?
  14. 14 heli-hike vs flight seeing
  15. 15 Coffee treasure hunt in Sydney and Melbourne
  16. 16 Roy's Peak/Mt. Roy Track, Wanaka, NZ
  17. 17 2 week Australia recommendations
  18. 18 10 Night South Island Itinerary Suggestions Please
  19. 19 Australia Honeymoon in February
  20. 20 Queenstown CBD, NZ, parking fees increase
  21. 21 New Zealand Trip- Last Minute Trip-Need Help With Itinerary
  22. 22 Australia + Surf
  23. 23 Car rentals from North/South Islands
  24. 24 Sydney High tea
  25. 25 3 Nights Te Anau in February - Still Pondering Best Use of Time
View next 25 » Back to the top

2.5 Weeks in Australia / NZ - Itinerary Help Needed

Jump to last reply

My family and I (me, my wife, 7 yr. old, & 4 yr. old) are planning a 2.5 week trip to Australia and/or NZ in Dec 13/Jan 14. We are reasonably experienced travelers and prefer renting cars to have maximum flexibility. We typically spend 2-3 nights per city rather than settle too long in one place. That being said, our recent trip experiences (with kids) have been in western and eastern europe primarily where distances between cities are a little more manageble.

When tackling these types of trips with small children, I do my best to know my limits (i.e. not pack too much in as we tend to move slower than most given the kids). We try to avoid traveling by plane domestically as it is difficult to do so with samll children after a long international haul. That being said, I am not sure I will have any choice if we want to tackle this trip.

My wife wants to see both Australia and NZ, I am concerned that may be too much to do. I am willing to try anything but do not know what would be best for our family.

We plan on flying in / out Sydney (that is only city we could get in / out of with miles).

I would appreciate any itinerary advice that would allow us to hit a few key places in Australia and / or NZ. We know we will miss more than most but will enjoy whatever we see.

28 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement