27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Batemans Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Lakes Entrance
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Cowes
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Halls Gap
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
10
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
11
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Zurich


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.
Bring the kids along to Manly Beach and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Blackheath to see Logan Brae Orchard about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

Plan my trip to Sydney with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

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 bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in December: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kiama.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Logan Brae Orchard
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

2
nights
Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay ©
Batemans Bay is a town in the South Coast region of the state of New South Wales, Australia. On the 20th (Thu), meet the residents at Mogo Zoo and then identify plant and animal life at Feeding Wild Rainbow Lorrikeets. On the next day, kick back and relax at Batemans Marine Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Malua Bay Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tomakin Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Batemans Bay day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Batemans Bay takes 4 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Batemans Bay. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Lakes Entrance.

Things to do in Batemans Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tomakin Beach, Malua Bay Beach, Mogo Zoo, Feeding Wild Rainbow Lorrikeets
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Mogo Zoo ©
Mogo Zoo
Tomakin Beach ©
Tomakin Beach

1
night
Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance ©
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): Head underground at Buchan Caves and then explore the activities along Gippsland Lakes. Here are some ideas for day two: putt your heart out at Footbridge Mini Golf, Icecream & Lolly Shop, then kick back and relax at Lakes Entrance Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Dove and Lyre Exceptional Fossils And Crystals, and finally see the interesting displays at Griffiths' Sea Shell Museum & Marine Display.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lakes Entrance travel planner.

You can drive from Batemans Bay to Lakes Entrance in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Batemans Bay in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Lakes Entrance. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Buchan Caves
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Gippsland Lakes ©
Gippsland Lakes
Lakes Entrance Beach ©
Lakes Entrance Beach

2
nights
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
On the 24th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Wilsons Promontory National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): hike along Mt Oberon Summit Walk, kick back and relax at Norman Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Squeaky Beach.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Wilsons Promontory National Park road trip planning app .

You can drive from Lakes Entrance to Wilsons Promontory National Park in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Squeaky Beach ©
Squeaky Beach
Norman Beach ©
Norman Beach

2
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 26th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, then kick back and relax at Cape Woolamai Beach, and finally head off the coast to Churchill Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, then head off the coast to Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre, and finally kick back and relax at Cowes Beach.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cowes trip site .

You can drive from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Cowes in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Cowes are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Phillip Island, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, The Nobbies Centre
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Cape Woolamai Beach ©
Cape Woolamai Beach

2
nights
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Halls Gap Zoo, trek along The Pinnacle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chatauqua Peak, and finally take some stellar pictures from Boroka Lookout.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Halls Gap online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Cowes to Halls Gap takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Halls Gap Zoo ©
Halls Gap Zoo
The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Boroka Lookout ©
Boroka Lookout

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps, explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, then explore the striking landscape at The Razorback, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Ard Gorge.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Port Campbell route builder website .

Traveling by car from Halls Gap to Port Campbell takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

2
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Lorne Beach. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Torquay itinerary maker website .

Drive from Port Campbell to Torquay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Lorne Beach
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Bring the kids along to Melbourne Zoo and Trin Warren Tam-boore. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and St. Kilda Beach. There's more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

Plan trip to Melbourne with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Torquay to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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 4th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and then get a taste of life in the country at Island Pure Sheep Dairy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Flinders Chase National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi 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, bus, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

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

2
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.
On the 6th (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adelaide Zoo, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Semaphore Beach. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrickalinga Beach and then stroll through Horseshoe Bay.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carrickalinga Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park, Horseshoe Bay, Semaphore Beach
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo

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