29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 11 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 30​min
3
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Amsterdam

11
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Visit Bondi Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Blue Mountains National Park (The National Pass & Lincoln's Rock), Macmasters Beach (in Macmasters Beach) and Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal). The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Rocks, get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bronte Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney journey planner.

Amsterdam, Holland to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Amsterdam to Sydney, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Manly, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Terrigal Beach
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Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk ©
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach

2
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 6th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Engelbrecht Cave, then walk around The Railway Lands, then Head underground at Cave Gardens, and finally browse the collection at Mount Gambier Public Library. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Riddoch Art Gallery, then appreciate the views at The Valley Lake, then take in panoramic vistas at Centenary Tower, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mount Gambier trip builder tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Mount Gambier in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in Mount Gambier hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Shopping
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Engelbrecht Cave ©
Engelbrecht Cave
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
The Valley Lake ©
The Valley Lake

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then see the interesting displays at Australian National Surfing Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Surfcoastimages Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Taylor Park, walk around Torquay Foreshore Play Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Torquay trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Mount Gambier to Torquay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Australian National Surfing Museum ©
Surfcoastimages Gallery ©
Surfcoastimages Gallery

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get in touch with nature at Brighton Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Patrick's Cathedral and Hanging Rock Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong), William Ricketts Sanctuary (in Mount Dandenong) and Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail (in Lilydale). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and explore the striking landscape of Point Nepean National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Melbourne travel route planner.

Getting from Torquay to Melbourne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. November in Melbourne sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 18th (Mon), you'll travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hanging Rock Reserve, Brighton Beach, Frankston Beach, Phillip Island Wildlife Park, William Ricketts Sanctuary
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St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Carrick Hill and St Peter's Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like North Terrace and Adelaide Oval. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Henley Beach, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Flinders Street Baptist Church, and get advice or help at State Library of South Australia.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide visit planning tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Adelaide by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Henley Beach
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Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach
North Terrace ©
North Terrace

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