27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h
3
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + ferry + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Drive:  15​h
5
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Munich

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): shop like a local with Queen Victoria Building, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bronte Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip site .

Munich, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Munich to Sydney, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Munich in December, things will get warmer in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Bronte Beach
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Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Shop till you drop at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden. Get a sense of the local culture at Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul's Cathedral. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong), Split Point Lighthouse (in Aireys Inlet) and Ballarat (Ballarat Wildlife Park, Ballarat Botanical Gardens, & more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, Split Point Lighthouse, Eastern Beach Reserve, Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 15:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step off the beaten path and head to Raptor Domain and Flinders Chase National Park. Fine Art Kangaroo Island and Bay of Shoals Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Stokes Beach, identify plant and animal life at Will's Rare Breeds Farm, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island driving holiday planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach
Kangaroo Island Spirits ©
Kangaroo Island Spirits

5
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carrickalinga Beach and Aldinga Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Glenelg Beach and Maslin Beach. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek), McLaren Vale (Pertaringa Cellar Door & Wirra Wirra Vineyards) and Tanunda (Wine Tours & Tastings, Rockford Winery, & more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of North Terrace, admire the landmark architecture of General Post Office, steep yourself in history at Carrick Hill, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Henley Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide holiday planner .

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In December, daytime highs in Adelaide are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tanunda, McLaren Vale, Glenelg Beach, Maslin Beach, Gorge Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 24:
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Glenelg Beach ©
Glenelg Beach
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery

7
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Brett Whiteley Studio. Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Palm Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Wollongong (North Wollongong Beach & Nan Tien Temple) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours). Enjoy Sydney some more: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Terrigal Beach, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Adelaide to Sydney by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wollongong, Katoomba, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Australian Reptile Park, Terrigal Beach
Find places to stay Dec 24 — Jan 1:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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