33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive
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Leura
— 4 nights
Taxi
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Katoomba
— 5 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Hobart
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Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly
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Werribee
— 2 nights
Drive
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly
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Perth
— 5 nights
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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.
Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, stroll through Manly Beach, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour builder tool.

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 10 hours. Traveling from London in December, things will get much warmer in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:

Leura

— 4 nights
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Leura is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, don't miss a visit to Leura Cascades, stroll through Fortress Rock, and look for gifts at Teddy Sinclair.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Leura trip maker site.

Drive from Sydney to Leura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Leura, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Leura

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:

Katoomba

— 5 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Katoomba is known for nature, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, grab your bike and head to Narrow Neck Trail, head outdoors with Evans Lookout, and get great views at Govetts Leap.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba route maker website.

Katoomba is just a short distance from Leura. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 28:

Hobart

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Wild Ocean Tasmania (in Eaglehawk Neck). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, contemplate the waterfront views at Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, take a memorable excursion with Day Trips, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip builder app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Hobart in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Katoomba in December, with highs in Hobart at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Werribee.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:

Werribee

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): experience rural life at Werribee Park Heritage Orchard & Farmyard, get to know the resident critters at Werribee Open Range Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria State Rose Garden. Keep things going the next day: hike along Lerderderg Gorge and then examine the collection at Scienceworks.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Werribee travel route planner.

Fly from Hobart to Werribee in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Hobart in January, expect nights in Werribee to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Werribee

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

Melbourne

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Wine Compass (in Mt Martha) and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (in Mornington). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Werribee to Melbourne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 9:

Perth

— 5 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Top Gun Tours (in West Swan) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fremantle History Walking Tour, examine the collection at The Railway Museum, and explore the activities along Swan River.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Perth trip site.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: highs in Perth hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 14:

Australia travel guide

4.7
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.

Blue Mountains travel guide

4.6
World heritage site · Lookouts · Mountains
Cloaked by a natural blue haze that lingers above vast eucalypt forests and rugged sandstone tablelands, Blue Mountains remain Australia's most accessible World Heritage-listed wilderness within a two-hour drive from Sidney. Equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and avid nature lovers, a trip to Blue Mountains places you near canyons, waterfalls, underground caves, and limestone formations that date back at least 340 million years. Fresh mountain air serves as a perfect stimulus for numerous exhilarating activities and adventure sports. Hiking, bushwalking, rock climbing, canyoning, and abseiling rank among top things to do in Blue Mountains. The region's many festivals and rich Aboriginal heritage add a dash of culture to primarily nature-oriented Blue Mountains vacations.

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.

Greater Melbourne travel guide

4
Beaches · Parks · Gardens
Greater Melbourne extends along the coastline and into the hinterlands, revealing a picturesque landscape composed of rolling hills, lush valleys, and gullies blanketed by thick native forests and vineyards. Greater Melbourne tourism thrives largely thanks to the city of Melbourne's vast selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, art galleries, historic sites, restaurants, shopping malls, and street markets, as well as the region's many natural attractions. Thanks to its proximity to the Yarra Valley and the ocean, a Greater Melbourne vacation allows you to surf in the Pacific, go on a wildlife safari, and travel on Australia's oldest preserved steam train on the very same day.

Greater Perth travel guide

4.3
Encompassing the immediate surroundings of Western Australia’s state capital, Greater Perth boasts a wealth of verdant fields and hills. Unlike much of Western Australia, Greater Perth is a land of lush, rolling hills, forested groves, and colorful, floral gardens.