22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  7​h 45​min
3
Lorne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
6
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Zurich


6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Coogee Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Camp Cove, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Zurich to Sydney, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in January, things will get much warmer in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pulpit Rock Lookout, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, then identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. On your second day here, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

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Getting from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Lorne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

2
nights
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Lorne Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lorne visit website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Lorne in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January: highs in Lorne hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Lorne

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll get in some beach time at St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Melbourne Zoo and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Pearcedale to see Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lorne to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and then do a tasting at The Islander Estate Vineyards. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Flinders Chase National Park.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach, and then appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Perth in 7 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kangaroo Island to Perth due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Caversham Wildlife Park, Fremantle Prison, Cottesloe Beach, Mandurah Cruises
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Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

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