34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + shuttle:  27​h
Port Douglas
— 10 nights
shuttle + Fly:  9​h 45​min
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Perth
— 7 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Zurich

10
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Escape the urban bustle at Palm Cove Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. For shopping fun, head to Coffee Works or With Sugar. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Yorkeys Knob Beach (in Yorkeys Knob), Trinity Beach (in Trinity Beach) and Cape Tribulation (Myall Beach, Cape Tribulation Beach, & more). Spend the 11th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas sightseeing website .

Zurich, Switzerland to Port Douglas is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Port Douglas is 9 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in October, with highs in Port Douglas at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Cairns, Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Wonga Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

4
nights
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.
Head to Salamanca Market and Hammer and Hand Metal Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Long Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Hobart takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Port Douglas in October: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmania, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach, Mona, Seven Mile Beach
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Head to Melbourne Central and South Melbourne Marketfor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at St. Kilda Beach and Melbourne Zoo. Dedicate the 27th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Degraves Street, stop by The Australian Natural Soap, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and get a taste of the local shopping with Collins St/Swanston St.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Tours, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

7
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Escape the urban bustle at Cottesloe Beach and Quinns Rocks Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The House of Honey and Fremantle Markets. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Talijancich Wines (in Herne Hill), Sorrento Beach (in Sorrento) and Millendon (Olive Farm Wines & Tyler's Vineyard). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, look for gifts at Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery, explore the activities along Swan River, and kick back and relax at Rockingham Beach.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Perth online trip builder .

You can fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Millendon, Baskerville, Herne Hill, Caversham Wildlife Park, Bells Rapids Park
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

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