28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h
3
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Adelaide
— 8 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney holiday planner.

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 10 hours. Traveling from London in December, expect Sydney to be warmer, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Taronga Zoo, Nielsen Park
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The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, meet the residents at Wild life Hamilton Island, and then get your game on at Sports Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island vacation planner .

Fly from Sydney to Hamilton Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in December, Hamilton Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Wild life Hamilton Island ©
Wild life Hamilton Island

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 1st (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then stroll through Whitehaven Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Whitsunday Island online sightseeing planner .

Explore your travel options from Hamilton Island to Whitsunday Island with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Whitsunday Island when traveling from Hamilton Island in December, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 7th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 5th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and make a trip to Block Arcade.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne planning app .

Fly from Whitsunday Island to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in January, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

8
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Eden Valley (Fernfield Wines & Flaxman Wines), The Cedars (in Hahndorf) and Tanunda (Rusden Wines, Kabminye Winery, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, learn about winemaking at Wolf Blass, and get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Wineries, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

Tanunda, Greenock, Marananga, Barossa Valley, Nuriootpa
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 17:
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Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
The Cedars ©
The Cedars

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