28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Birmingham
Fly:  27​h
Adelaide
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Hobart
— 7 nights
Fly:  11​h
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
Perth
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  21​h 45​min
Birmingham

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cleland Wildlife Park and North Terrace. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Harvest the Fleurieu and McLaren Unvaled. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Carrickalinga Beach (in Carrickalinga), Horseshoe Bay (in Port Elliot) and Blowhole Beach (in Delamere). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Brighton Beach, look for gifts at House of Serendipity, contemplate the long history of Carrick Hill, and pick up some local products at Willunga Farmers Market.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide tour itinerary app .

Birmingham, UK to Adelaide is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Birmingham to Adelaide, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Birmingham in January; daily highs in Adelaide reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Cleland Wildlife Park, Horseshoe Bay, Harvest the Fleurieu, Langmeil Winery
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay

5
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Art Gallery of Ballarat and Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eastern Beach Reserve and Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat) and Yarra Glen Racecourse Market (in Yarra Glen). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Degraves Street, buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne Central, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Melbourne driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a 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 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Yarra Glen, Ballarat, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Eastern Beach Reserve, Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat

6
days
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Opossum Bay Beach and Seven Mile Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Farm Gate Market and Salamanca Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston), Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna) and Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider (in Huonville). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, examine the collection at Richmond Gaol, savor the flavors at Cascade Brewery, and look for gifts at Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: highs in Hobart hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Richmond, Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate, Kingston Beach, Okines Beach, Bellerive Beach
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

2
days
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): stroll through Cheynes Beach and then kick back and relax at Shelley Beach.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Albany route maker site .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Albany takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. January in Albany sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Perth.

Things to do in Albany

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Denmark, Cheynes Beach
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Lights Beach ©
Lights Beach
Shelley Beach ©
Shelley Beach
Princess Royal Fortress ©
Princess Royal Fortress

4
days
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
For shopping fun, head to Penny Farthing Sweets or The Sock Factory. Get some cultural insight at St. Mary's Cathedral and St. George's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Cohunu Koala Park (in Byford), Rockingham (Point Peron & Rockingham Beach) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at London Court, learn about winemaking at Sandalford Winery - Swan Valley, make a trip to St Patrick's Basilica, and examine the collection at Aviation Heritage Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Perth online route planner .

Fly from Albany to Perth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Albany in January: high temperatures in Perth hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

York, Rockingham, Aviation Heritage Museum, St Patrick's Basilica, Cohunu Koala Park
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Matilda Bay Reserve ©
Matilda Bay Reserve
Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
Cohunu Koala Park ©
Cohunu Koala Park

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