29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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Train to London Euston, Fly to Perth
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Perth
— 4 nights
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
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Canberra
— 4 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Brisbane
— 6 nights
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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.
Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Top Gun Tours (in West Swan) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, stroll around Claisebrook Cove, take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum, and explore the activities along Swan River.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Perth online trip itinerary builder.

Manchester, UK to Perth is an approximately 23-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Manchester to Perth, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in January, expect Perth to be much warmer, temps between 38°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:

Melbourne

— 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (in Mornington). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a memorable tour with Tours, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

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Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Perth in January: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 17:

Canberra

— 4 nights

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, engage your brain at Questacon, and identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Canberra trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Canberra sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Parks · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 21:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls), Katoomba (Lady Darley Lookout Track, The Three Sisters, &more) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, stop by The Rocks, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

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Getting from Canberra to Sydney by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can fly to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 26:

Brisbane

— 6 nights

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Maleny (Gardners Falls, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, &more), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Surfers Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise). Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, and see the interesting displays at Opal Museum.

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You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — Feb 1:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.