32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Adelaide
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Mackay
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Zurich

8
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.
Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, make a trip to Sydney Opera House, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip app .

Zurich, Switzerland to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Sydney is 9 hours. In December, Sydney is much warmer than Zurich - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mosman
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

8
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). Dedicate the 12th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and browse the collection at State Library of Victoria.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne online travel route planner .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

6
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 out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Marananga (Torbreck Wines & Tscharke's Place), Greenock (Murray Street Vineyards, Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars, & more) and God's Hill Wines (in Lyndoch). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo, do a tasting at Wolf Blass, and steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Greenock, Marananga, Flaxman Wines, God's Hill Wines, Seppeltsfield
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

2
nights
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): cool off at Bluewater Lagoon, take in nature's colorful creations at Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, and then cool off at Mackay Aqua Park. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Harbour Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Town Beach, and then grab your bike and head to Bluewater Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mackay trip maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Adelaide to Mackay. Traveling from Adelaide in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mackay, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Mackay

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks
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Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens ©
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens
Bluewater Lagoon ©
Bluewater Lagoon
Town Beach ©
Town Beach

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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). There's still lots to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

Plan trip to Brisbane with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Explore your travel options from Mackay to Brisbane with the Route module. In January in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:
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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

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