36 days in Australia & Cape Town Itinerary

36 days in Australia & Cape Town Itinerary

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Melbourne, Australia
— 7 nights
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Perth, Australia
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 9 nights
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Perth, Australia
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Cairns, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia

— 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.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 35 min away. Dedicate the 1st (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 4th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

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Wellington, New Zealand to Melbourne is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Wellington to Melbourne is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Wellington in June since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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Perth, Australia

— 6 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 Fremantle (Fremantle Markets & Fremantle Prison) and Top Gun Tours (in West Swan). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, appreciate the history behind Elizabeth Quay, and explore the activities along Swan River.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth tour site.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, you will find days in Perth are a bit warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Cape Town.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

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Cape Town, South Africa

— 9 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, stroll through Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, and explore and take pictures at Chapman's Peak Drive.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cape Town travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Cape Town takes 17.5 hours. Traveling from Perth to Cape Town, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Cape Town are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Perth.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Perth, Australia

— 1 night

City of Light

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then look for gifts at Mainly Books Secondhand Bookshop, Perth.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Perth takes 17.5 hours. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Cape Town to Perth due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can fly to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

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Cairns, Australia

— 9 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti), Port Douglas (Coffee Works Port Douglas, Four Mile Beach, &more) and Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Off-Road Tours). Spend the 28th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Mossman Gorge Centre, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, stroll around Goomboora Park Adventure Playground, and kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cairns travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Cairns takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in June, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.