24 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne — 4 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or Federation Square. Get some cultural insight at Amour of the Grape Tours and Bulleen Art and Garden. Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, examine the collection at Australian Sports Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Melbourne is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in October, with highs in Melbourne at 24°C and lows at 9°C. On the 26th (Wed), you're off to Sydney.
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Sydney — 5 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sydney Cricket Ground. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Sydney Opera House and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Corridor of Oaks (in Faulconbridge), After Dark Nature Tours (in Manly) and Katoomba (Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba Cascades, &more). Spend the 31st (Mon) exploring nature at Bouddi National Park. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney sightseeing site.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in October, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can fly to Perth.
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Perth — 4 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Optus Stadium has been added to your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cottesloe Beach and Scarborough Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Fremantle Prison and Wine Tours & Tastings. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Fremantle Markets (in Fremantle) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, and take in the exciting artwork at Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Perth travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, Perth is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Adelaide.
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Adelaide — 5 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Take a break from the city and head to Cleland Wildlife Park and Carrickalinga Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Heysen The Cedars and Adelaide Oval. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach) and Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek). Dedicate the 7th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, kick back and relax at Henley Beach, wander the streets of Rundle Mall, and see the interesting displays at Santos Museum of Economic Botany.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Adelaide online tour planner.

You can fly from Perth to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Perth to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Perth, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Adelaide, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 4 nights

Australia's Garden City

You've now added Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) to your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: Cowes Beach and Dendy Street Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Melbourne Gaol and Parliament House of Victoria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Tyde (in Cowes), YCW Beach (in Smiths Beach) and Brighton Beach (in Brighton). Dedicate the 12th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. See some other sides of Melbourne: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, kick back and relax at Sandringham Harbour Beach, get into the urban bustle at Federation Square, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Adelaide in November since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Australia travel guide

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Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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