32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia holiday planner
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Perth
— 3 nights
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Adelaide
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Geelong
— 3 nights
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Canberra
— 1 night
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Darwin
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the activities along Swan River and then take an in-depth tour of Fremantle Prison. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum, then stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Perth day trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Perth is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Perth: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Adelaide.
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Adelaide — 3 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Step out of Adelaide with an excursion to Heysen The Cedars in Hahndorf--about 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 8th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, do a tasting at Barratt Wines, contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, and take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Adelaide trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Adelaide takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Perth to Adelaide. Traveling from Perth in January, you will find days in Adelaide are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). You will leave for Melbourne on the 10th (Tue).
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Wineries · Tours · Museums · Parks
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Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:

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.
Melbourne is known for sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Melbourne. January in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Geelong.
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Geelong — 3 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Geelong: Queenscliff (Sea All Dolphin Swims & The Rip) and The Nobbies Centre (in Summerlands). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, indulge in some personalized pampering at Mud Day Spa, admire the natural beauty at Geelong Botanical Gardens, and cool off at Waterworld.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Geelong day trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Geelong by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Geelong are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Hobart.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Wild Ocean Tasmania (in Eaglehawk Neck) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 20th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Geelong to Hobart by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Geelong in January: highs in Hobart hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls), The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Manly Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in January, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): engage your brain at Questacon, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Canberra day trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Canberra by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in January since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Brisbane.
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Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 26:

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, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and see the interesting displays at Opal Museum.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brisbane tour planner.

You can fly from Canberra to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Canberra in January, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Cairns.
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Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Horseback Riding Tours, &more). Spend the 31st (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at KickArts Contemporary Arts.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip builder.

Getting from Brisbane to Cairns by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight 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.
On the 3rd (Fri), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin travel route builder website.

Fly from Cairns to Darwin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Darwin due to the time zone difference. In February in Darwin, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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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