18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  30​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Newark


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4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip builder app .

Newark, USA to Sydney is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Newark to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Newark in February: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 80°F and lows are around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, The National Pass
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): make a trip to Adelaide Oval, then admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, and then admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Adelaide takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Adelaide, with lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island road trip planner .

You can fly from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Hobart.

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
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Hobart in 5.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip maker site .

You can fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Hobart in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Parks
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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