29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
4
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​h
6
Perth
— 4 nights
Drive:  43​h
End: Sydney

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.
Visit Burleigh Head National Park and Surfer's Paradise Beach for some beach relaxation. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Robina Town Shopping Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Infinity Attraction (in Surfers Paradise) and Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre (in Biggera Waters). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane road trip planning app .

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. August in Brisbane sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB)for some retail therapy. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley), The Nook (in Leura) and Rick Rutherford's Country (in Lawson). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, look for gifts at Volle Jewellery, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planning website .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Brisbane, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, The Nook, Rick Rutherford's Country
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 31:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
On the 1st (Sun), explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Fyshwick Fresh Food Market.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Canberra tour itinerary maker .

Drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Canberra at 15°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Nature Parks Museums
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:
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Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin
Fyshwick Fresh Food Market ©
Fyshwick Fresh Food Market
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and South Melbourne Market. Get in touch with nature at The Great Ocean Road and Warrandyte State Park. Spend the 5th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, take a stroll through Degraves Street, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in September, Melbourne is a bit warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 7:
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Nature & Wildlife Tours
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

3
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.
Get outdoors at Cleland Wildlife Park and Adelaide Zoo. Shop till you drop at Adelaide Central Market and McLaren Unvaled. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Hallett Cove Conservation Park (in Hallett Cove) and Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Rundle Mall, stop by Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner, contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, and admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Aldinga Beach, Hallett Cove Conservation Park, Cleland Wildlife Park, McLaren Vale
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:
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Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Caversham Wildlife Park and Scarborough Beach. Relax by the water at Cottesloe Beach and Trigg Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Fremantle (Fremantle Markets & Fremantle Prison). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, meet the residents at Perth Zoo, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Perth takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Adelaide to Perth due to the time zone difference. In September in Perth, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Perth Zoo, Caversham Wildlife Park, Cottesloe Beach, Scarborough Beach
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

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