27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Tanunda
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Tanunda

Tanunda ©
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, admire the natural beauty at The Cedars, and then relax in the rural setting at Beerenberg Farm.

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Melbourne to Tanunda is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Tanunda, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hahndorf, Seppeltsfield, Cleland Wildlife Park, Murray Street Vineyards
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
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Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards

11
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Relax by the water at St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. Get a sense of the local culture at Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale). Spend the 1st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and admire the majestic nature at Warrandyte State Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne planner .

You can drive from Tanunda to Melbourne in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Tanunda in December, plan for slightly colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 7:
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Featherdale Wildlife Park and then kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Eli Creek and then stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

3
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.
On the 13th (Sun), explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and then take in the views from Victoria Bridge Abutment.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In January, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Dicky Beach
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Parndana Soldier Settlement Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island online route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Brisbane to Kangaroo Island takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

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