40 days in Australia Itinerary

40 days in Australia Itinerary

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40 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  21​h
Perth
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 10 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Brisbane
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Zurich

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Millendon (Tyler's Vineyard, Olive Farm Wines, & more), Bells Rapids Park (in Brigadoon) and Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & The Fremantle Round House). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cottesloe Beach, and have fun at City Summit Indoor Rock Climbing.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Perth day trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Perth is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Zurich to Perth, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Zurich, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wineries

Side Trips

Fremantle, Millendon, Whiteman, Herne Hill, 3000 Grapes
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

10
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 7th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 5th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Perth in December: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 30°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

11
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Surfers Paradise (SkyPoint Observation Deck & Surfer's Paradise Beach), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). Pack the 17th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Kondalilla National Park. There's lots more to do: get your game on at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and stroll through Kings Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane route app .

Getting from Melbourne to Brisbane by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Surfers Paradise, Sea World Theme Park, Dreamworld, Kondalilla National Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

9
nights
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.
Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sydney vacation website .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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