27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
6
Urunga
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  2​h 30​min
8
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  34​h
End: Milan

4
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.
Step out of Perth with an excursion to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle--about 32 minutes away. Dedicate the 25th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, make a trip to Elizabeth Quay, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Perth online holiday planner .

Milan, Italy to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Milan to Perth, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in December, things will get much hotter in Perth: highs are around 35°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Kalleske Wines (in Greenock) and The Cedars (in Hahndorf). Dedicate the 27th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, admire the masterpieces at Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery, and admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Adelaide takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Adelaide. When traveling from Perth in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Adelaide: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kalleske Wines, The Cedars
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines

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 29th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, then look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at KI Spirits.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 4th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Royal Botanic Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Shrine of Remembrance, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Melbourne online day trip planner .

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. December in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
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.
Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Wentworth Falls in Katoomba--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

Before you visit Sydney, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Urunga.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

2
nights
Urunga

Urunga ©
Urunga is a small town on in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in Bellingen Shire. On the 10th (Fri), take a leisurely stroll along The Boardwalk, then stroll through Scotts Head Beach, and then stroll through Horsehoe Bay Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Nambucca Heads Beach, then walk around Dorrigo National Park, and then view the masterpieces at Theblackhole.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Urunga online itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Sydney to Urunga with the Route module. In January, daily temperatures in Urunga can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Urunga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nambucca Heads Beach, Horsehoe Bay Beach, Theblackhole, Scotts Head Beach, Parque Nacional de Dorrigo
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Theblackhole ©
Theblackhole
The Boardwalk ©
The Boardwalk

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, head outdoors with Jetryder, then play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club, and then take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hamilton Island trip maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Urunga to Hamilton Island. In January, Hamilton Island is somewhat warmer than Urunga - with highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Golf Parks
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Whitsunday Island travel route planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamilton Island to Whitsunday Island. In January in Whitsunday Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

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