28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Stavanger
Fly:  26​h
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
8
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Stavanger

2
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle), Talijancich Wines (in Herne Hill) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, take in the views from Elizabeth Quay, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Perth trip itinerary builder app .

Stavanger, Norway to Perth is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Stavanger to Perth is 7 hours. When traveling from Stavanger in October, plan for much hotter days in Perth, with highs around 28°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wineries

Side Trips

Millendon, Caversham Wildlife Park, Talijancich Wines, Fremantle Prison, Sandalford Wines Swan Valley
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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.
Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Greenock (Kalleske Wines & Murray Street Vineyards), Seppeltsfield (in Seppeltsfield) and God's Hill Wines (in Lyndoch). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Flaxman Wines, stroll through Adelaide Zoo, contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, and take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Adelaide takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Wineries, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Greenock, Flaxman Wines, Seppeltsfield, Wolf Blass, God's Hill Wines
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:
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Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then identify plant and animal life at Floriade.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Canberra road trip tool .

Fly from Adelaide to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Adelaide in October since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Floriade ©
Floriade

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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 27:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Brisbane vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Brisbane are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sea World Theme Park, Warner Bros. Movie World
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and browse the collection at State Library of Victoria.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip planning tool .

Getting from Brisbane to Melbourne by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in November: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and finally step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for little chillier days in Hobart, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Macquarie Island, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

2
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Spend the 7th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, cool off at Wave Lagoon, take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Darwin travel route planning website .

Fly from Hobart to Darwin in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Hobart in November; daily highs in Darwin reach 39°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

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