32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
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Adelaide
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Canberra
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Melbourne
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Perth
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Brisbane
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Hobart
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Darwin
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Geelong
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Gold Coast
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Cairns
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Sydney — 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: The Three Sisters (in Katoomba), Moontree (in Leura) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Sydney is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 4.5 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Adelaide.
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Adelaide — 2 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 9th (Mon), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, then take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, then contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Semaphore Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Adelaide takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Adelaide when traveling from Sydney in January, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Canberra.
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Canberra — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

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Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Canberra. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Adelaide in January since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Melbourne.
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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.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne travel route website.

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Canberra in January: highs in Melbourne hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Perth.
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Perth — 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Top Gun Tours (in West Swan). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, see Life Wellness Massage Therapy, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Perth trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 3 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.
Brisbane is known for parks, sightseeing, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Brisbane road trip planning site.

You can fly from Perth to Brisbane in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 2 hours. When traveling from Perth in January, plan for slightly colder days in Brisbane, with highs around 34°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 25°C. You will leave for Hobart on the 22nd (Sun).
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Hobart — 3 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 23rd (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, don't miss a visit to Handmark Galleries, identify plant and animal life at Wellington Park, and kick back and relax at Kingston Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in January, things will get slightly colder in Hobart: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to fly to Darwin.
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Darwin — 2 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Darwin attractions planning site.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Darwin takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Hobart to Darwin is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Hobart in January, expect nights in Darwin to be warmer, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can fly to Geelong.
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Geelong — 2 nights

Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. On the 27th (Fri), take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Sea All Dolphin Swims.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Geelong trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Darwin to Geelong in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Geelong due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Darwin in January, you will find days in Geelong are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are colder (16°C). You'll set off for Gold Coast on the 29th (Sun).
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Gold Coast — 2 nights

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gold Coast travel planner.

Getting from Geelong to Gold Coast by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Geelong in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Gold Coast, with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Cairns.
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Cairns — 4 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris) and Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 2nd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns online travel planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in January, with highs in Cairns at 37°C and lows at 28°C. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Sat).
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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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