Route & dates
22 days in Australia Itinerary
Perth— 3 nights
Fly + taxi: 7h
Kangaroo Island— 5 nights
taxi + Fly: 3h 15min
Melbourne— 4 nights
Fly: 3h 45min
Canberra— 4 nights
Drive: 3h 15min
Sydney— 3 nights
Fly: 23h 45min
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.Your inner history buff will appreciate The Fremantle Round House and The Bell Tower. You'll get in some beach time at Scarborough Beach and Warnbro Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Mandurah Cruises (in Mandurah). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cottesloe Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Patrick's Basilica, and take some stellar pictures from Elizabeth Quay.
To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Perth trip planning tool .
Zurich, Switzerland to Perth is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Zurich to Perth. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in January, with highs in Perth at 38°C and lows at 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Wed) before leaving for Kangaroo Island.
Things to do in Perth
Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Scarborough Beach, Warnbro Beach, Mandurah Cruises
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Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Admirals Arch. Escape the urban bustle at Raptor Domain and Stokes Beach. Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, explore the historical opulence of George's 40,000 Castle Lights, enjoy breathtaking views from Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation.
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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Perth to Kangaroo Island takes 7 hours. Traveling from Perth to Kangaroo Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.
Things to do in Kangaroo Island
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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.Visiting Eastern Beach Reserve and Ocean Beach will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and Parliament House of Victoria are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Mount Martha Beach (in Mt Martha) and 13th Beach (in Barwon Heads). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.
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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. In January, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.
Things to do in Melbourne
St. Kilda Beach, Mount Martha Beach, 13th Beach, Ocean Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve
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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.Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mugga-Mugga Cottage and St John the Baptist Church. Explore hidden gems such as Lake Burley Griffin and National Museum of Australia. Step out of Canberra to go to Murrumbateman and see Jeir Creek Wines, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, hike along Canberra Centenary Trail, examine the collection at Old Parliament House, and make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout.
To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip planner .
You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Canberra sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.
Things to do in Canberra
Mugga-Mugga Cottage, Jeir Creek Wines
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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.Visit Coogee Beach and Shelly Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and stroll through Camp Cove.
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You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in January, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Sydney
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