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Everywhere Harry and Meghan will stop on their trip to Australia, New Zealand

Next month, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will head to on an official visit to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand – and no doubt people from around the world will have their eyes on every moment of Harry and Meghan’s royal tour.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex visits The Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition at the Southbank Centre on 17 July  2018 in London, England. Image by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

The visit, which runs from 16 to 31 October, will focus on youth leadership, environmental and conservation efforts, and the couple will be in the country for the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney, a sporting event created by the Duke for the recovery and rehabilitation of servicemen and women.

Now, Kensington Palace has released an official schedule of where Harry and Meghan will be each day of their tour.

One of the world’s most distinctive buildings, Sydney Opera House, glows in the early morning light. Image by ©Jonathon Stokes/Lonely Planet

16 October – Sydney, Australia

The royal couple will touch down in the capital of New South Wales, famous for its attractions like the iconic Sydney Opera House and the ever-popular Bondi Beach.

17 October – Dubbo, Australia

Harry and Meghan will travel to the lesser-known community of Dubbo, a rural city that draws in visitors to the Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

Beach houses at Brighton beach with Melbourne city in the background, Australia. Image by ©maydays/Getty Images

18 October – Melbourne, Australia

Australia’s capital of cool will see the royal couple swing by – hopefully getting a chance to explore Melbourne in all its art- and sport-loving glory.

19, 20 and 21 October – Sydney, Australia

Harry and Megan will be in town for the launch of the Invictus Games on 20 October. The games will run until 27 October.

Great Sandy National Park on Fraser Island. Image by ©Matt Munro/Lonely Planet

22 October – Fraser Island, Australia

The Duke and Duchess will visit the largest sand island in the world at 120 by 15 kilometres as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative to preserve forests.

23 and 24 October – Suva, Fiji

As the largest city in the South Pacific, Suva is set to see the royals touch down to explore Fiji.

25 October – Nadi, Fiji and Nuku’alofa, Tonga

This busy day will take Harry and Meghan to Nadi, home to the largest airport in Fiji, and Nuku’alofa, Tonga, the capital and home to the royal family of the island archipelago.

26 and 27 October – Nuku’alofa, Tonga and Sydney, Australia

After exploring another kingdom, the royals will make their way back to Sydney.

28 October – Wellington, New Zealand

New Zealand’s beautiful capital will be the first stop on the North Island. There Harry and Meghan can admire the beautiful harbour, scenic setting and amazing cultural scene.

29 October – Wellington and Abel Tasman, New Zealand

Getting out of the city, Harry and Meghan will head to Abel Tasman, a national park that’s home to the Coast Track, the country’s most popular Great Walk.

Auckland skyline with marina during sunset.
Auckland, New Zealand. Image by ©Christopher Chan/Getty Images

30 October – Auckland, New Zealand

Harry and Meghan will then travel north to Auckland, where they will find a bustling city surrounding by natural wonders like rainforest, volcanic cones and a massive marine reserve.

31 October – Rotorua, New Zealand

The final stop on the royal’s tour is Rotorua, known for its geothermal activities and geysers, where perhaps they can relax in a hot spring before the long journey home.