30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Canberra
— 6 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
2
Geelong
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Adelaide
— 7 nights
4
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Calgary

6
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Questacon and Canberra Reptile Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Canberra: Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (in Paddys River) and Tumut River (in Tumut). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, choose your vessel at GoBoat Canberra, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra driving holiday planning site .

Calgary, Canada to Canberra is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 17 hour difference. In December, Canberra is warmer than Calgary - with highs of 32°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Geelong.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Nicholls, The Big Hole, Deua National Park, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Tumut River
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 17:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Cockington Green ©
Cockington Green

7
nights
Geelong

Geelong ©
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. Family-friendly places like Werribee Open Range Zoo and McCrae Beach will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geelong: Portsea Back Beach (in Portsea), St Augustine's Church (in Creswick) and Torquay Front Beach (in Torquay). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along The Great Ocean Road, head outdoors with Geelong Adventure Specialists, enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lonsdale Beach, and stroll through Rye Ocean Beach.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Geelong trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Canberra to Geelong takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Canberra in December, plan for slightly colder days in Geelong, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Geelong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Torquay, Rye Ocean Beach, Anglesea Bike Park, McCrae Beach, Cape Schanck Boardwalk
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 24:
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

7
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.
Family-friendly places like Carrickalinga Beach and Cleland Wildlife Park will thrill your kids. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis), Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach) and Blowhole Beach (in Delamere). Dedicate the 25th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bay, kick back and relax at Goolwa Beach, get your game on at Bounce, and take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Geelong to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bounce, Horseshoe Bay, Aldinga Beach, Semaphore Beach, Morgan Beach
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 31:
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo

7
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.
Attractions like Bondi Beach and Manly Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney day trip planning website .

Getting from Adelaide to Sydney by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Adelaide in December since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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