29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Perth

4
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Langmeil Winery (in Tanunda), Kalleske Wines (in Greenock) and The Cedars (in Hahndorf). Dedicate the 2nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, do a tasting at Primo Estate, and contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Adelaide online itinerary planner .

Perth to Adelaide is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) is 1 hour. October in Adelaide sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Cedars, Langmeil Winery, Primo Estate, Kalleske Wines
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 10th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur). On the 15th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Hobart, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Three Capes Track, Museum of Old and New Art, Richmond Bridge
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

6
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 shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Hobart to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in October, with highs in Sydney at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
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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
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, City Botanic Gardens, & more). Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's more to do: take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast journey planning website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Brisbane
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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

4
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 26th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns planner .

Fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in October, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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