27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Geneva
Fly:  25​h
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Anna Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Lady Elliot Island
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Geneva

5
days
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Manly Beach and Clovelly. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, take a stroll through The Rocks, and admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Geneva, Switzerland to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Geneva to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Geneva in December, expect Sydney to be warmer, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Anna Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Taronga Zoo, Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

3
days
Anna Bay

Anna Bay ©
Anna Bay is the name of a suburb, a town and a bay in the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Tomaree Head and Zenith Beach. Family-friendly places like Redhead Beach and Fingal Bay Beach will thrill your kids. Step out of Anna Bay to go to Lake Munmorah and see Munmorah State Conservation Area, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Box Beach, make a trip to Gan Gan Lookout, and see the interesting displays at Port Stephens Shell Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Anna Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Anna Bay takes 2.5 hours. In December in Anna Bay, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Lady Elliot Island.

Things to do in Anna Bay

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Shoal Bay, Munmorah State Conservation Area, Fingal Bay Beach, Port Stephens Shell Museum, Redhead Beach
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Zenith Beach ©
Zenith Beach
Redhead Beach ©
Redhead Beach

few
hours
Lady Elliot Island

Lady Elliot Island ©
On the 26th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Lady Elliot Island Lighthouse.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lady Elliot Island trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Anna Bay to Lady Elliot Island with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lady Elliot Island

#Historic Sites
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Lady Elliot Island Lighthouse ©
Lady Elliot Island Lighthouse

5
days
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Visit Surfer's Paradise Beach and Dicky Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Burleigh Heads Beach. When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Marina Mirage in Main Beach, approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, stroll through Moffat Beach, and explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brisbane travel itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lady Elliot Island to Brisbane. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Burleigh Heads, Caloundra, Marina Mirage, Surfer's Paradise Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

3
days
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
We've included these beaches for you: Broken Head Beach and Lennox Head Beach. Visiting Wategos Beach and Tropical Fruit World will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Byron Bay: Lighthouse Beach (in Ballina) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). There's still lots to do: hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, enjoy the sand and surf at Belongil Beach, enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, and get great views at Broken Head Nature Reserve.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Byron Bay vacation planning tool .

Getting from Brisbane to Byron Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Brisbane in December since evenings lows in Byron Bay dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Broken Head, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Lennox Head Beach, Lighthouse Beach, Tropical Fruit World
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Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

3
days
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get outdoors at Flinders Chase National Park and Seal Bay Conservation Park. Kids will enjoy Raptor Domain and Kelly Hill Caves. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach and admire the natural beauty at Stokes Bay Bush Garden.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Byron Bay to Kangaroo Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

4
days
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kids will enjoy Cleland Wildlife Park and Horseshoe Bay. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Blowhole Beach and Aldinga Beach. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Hallett Cove Conservation Park (in Hallett Cove) and Greenock (Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars & Murray Street Vineyards). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adelaide Zoo.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Adelaide trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. 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 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Greenock, Cleland Wildlife Park, Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, Blowhole Beach, Hallett Cove Conservation Park
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Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards

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