32 days in Australia & Yoshkar-Ola Itinerary

32 days in Australia & Yoshkar-Ola Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly to Melbourne International Airport, Drive to Ventnor
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Ventnor, Australia
— 1 night
Drive
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Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
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Fly to Melbourne, Shuttle to Geelong, Train to Warrnambool, Bus to Port Campbell
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Port Campbell, Australia
— 1 night
Drive
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Apollo Bay, Australia
— 1 night
Drive
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Torquay, Australia
— 1 night
Drive
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Wilsons Promontory National Park, Australia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shelly Beach, Australia
— 2 nights
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Drive to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Fly to Kazan International Airport, Drive to Yoshkar-Ola
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Yoshkar-Ola, Russia
— 4 nights
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Drive to Kazan International Airport, Fly to Portland Airport, Drive to Port Fairy
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Port Fairy, Australia
— 3 nights
Drive to Portland Airport, Fly to Chicago

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Sydney, Australia — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Westpac Openair Cinema, Sydney Fish Market, Taronga Zoo to Manly Beach Walk, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stop by Sydney Fish Market, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Taronga Zoo to Manly Beach Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, then watch a film at Westpac Openair Cinema, and finally trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk. On the next day, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, then kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarama Beach.

For reviews and other tourist information, use the Sydney day trip app.

Chicago, USA to Sydney is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Sydney, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in December: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 81°F and lows are around 65°F. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ventnor.
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Ventnor, Australia — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Seal Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Woolamai Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then relax in the rural setting at Bimbadeen Phillip Island, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Berrys Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ventnor visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sydney to Ventnor. Traveling from Sydney in January, Ventnor is slightly colder at night with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.
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Melbourne, Australia — 2 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Dandenong Ranges National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): stroll through St Kilda Pier, then kick back and relax at Brighton Beach, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Melbourne road trip app.

You can drive from Ventnor to Melbourne in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art Uluru, stroll through Red Desert Reptiles, don't miss a visit to Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal corporation, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning website.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. In January, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 99°F and lows of 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Cairns.
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Cairns, Australia — 3 nights

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Birdworld Kuranda. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Opal Reef. Change things up with a short trip to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Wangetti (about 44 minutes away). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Michaelmas Cay, take in the dramatic scenery at Behana Gorge Waterfall, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and make a trip to Captain Cook Highway Rock Stacks.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns travel route planning app.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 75°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Campbell.
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Port Campbell, Australia — 1 night

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): kick back and relax at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore, then stroll through Loch Ard Gorge, then get outside with The Arch, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Martyrs.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Campbell travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Cairns to Port Campbell by combination of flight, shuttle, train, and bus takes about 13 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Apollo Bay.
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Apollo Bay, Australia — 1 night

Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): play a few rounds at Apollo Bay Golf Club, stroll through Great Ocean Walk, then stop by Karmic Goat Soapworks, then admire the sheer force of Carisbrook Waterfall, and finally hike along Mait's Rest.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Apollo Bay trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Apollo Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Torquay.
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Torquay, Australia — 1 night

Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
On the 12th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Taylor Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Fisherman's Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Torquay Front Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lonsdale Beach, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Point Lonsdale Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: let little ones run wild at Torquay Foreshore Play Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Impossible Surf Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Serendip Sanctuary.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Torquay day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Torquay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Torquay, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.
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Wilsons Promontory National Park, Australia — 2 nights

Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mt Oberon Summit Walk. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Mt Oberon Summit Walk, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Little Waterloo Bay, and then take in the pleasant sights at Great Prom Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Wilsons Promontory National Park.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Wilsons Promontory National Park day trip website.

You can drive from Torquay to Wilsons Promontory National Park in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Shelly Beach.
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Shelly Beach, Australia — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): trek along Katandra Reserve, learn about winemaking at Firescreek Fruit Wines, tee off at Shelly Beach Golf Club, then have some family-friendly fun at Awezone Trampoline Park, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Forest of Tranquility.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Shelly Beach trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Shelly Beach in 12 hours. In January in Shelly Beach, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 65°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Yoshkar-Ola.
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Yoshkar-Ola, Russia — 4 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Clock 12 Apostles. Discover out-of-the-way places like Brugge Embankment and Yuzhny. Visiting Central Beach and Cheboksary Bay will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yoshkar-Ola: Sea Eye Lake (in Shariboksad), Cheboksary (Chuvash State Art Museum, Intercession Tatianinskiy Cathedral, &more) and Saint Prince Vladimir Cathedral (in Novocheboksarsk).

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yoshkar-Ola day trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shelly Beach to Yoshkar-Ola. Traveling from Shelly Beach to Yoshkar-Ola, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Shelly Beach in January, with highs in Yoshkar-Ola at 17°F and lows at 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Fairy.
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Port Fairy, Australia — 3 nights

Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. On the 25th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Cobboboonee National Park and then stroll through Russell Clark Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Discovery Bay Marine National Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Killarney Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Fairy road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Yoshkar-Ola to Port Fairy with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Yoshkar-Ola to Port Fairy. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · 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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Phillip Island travel guide

4.2
Nature & Parks · Islands · Dolphin & Whale Watching
A rocky outcrop set against the charming backdrop of the Westernport Bay, Phillip Island boasts sandy beaches and scenic hillsides. Important preservation areas exist on the island, serving as home to a variety of species, such as wallabies, kangaroos, and seals. Surfing is a popular activity, with the area’s waves and breakers being renowned as among the most reliable in the country.
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