31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
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Melbourne
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Adelaide
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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.
When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately Manly away. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take some stellar pictures from Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney visit planner.

Brisbane to Sydney is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay (about 1h 35 min away). Dedicate the 9th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Melbourne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can fly to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Adelaide

— 5 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Dedicate the 15th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire all the interesting features of National Wine Centre of Australia.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 5 nights
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Change things up with a short trip to Curtin Springs in Alice Springs (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, go for a walk through Mala Walk, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route planner.

Fly from Adelaide to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Adelaide in January, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 43°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

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: Old Young's (in Henley Brook), Fremantle (Fremantle Markets & Fremantle Prison) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). Dedicate the 26th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, take some stellar pictures from Fraser Avenue Lookout, go for a walk through Lotterywest Federation Walkway, and explore the activities along Swan River.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Perth road trip planning website.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 10.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January; daily highs in Perth reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Perth

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.