32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Pula
Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Adelaide
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Pula

8
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne route planner.

Pula, Croatia to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Pula to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pula in December, you will find days in Melbourne are much hotter (30°C), and nights are a bit warmer (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

9
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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in December since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours
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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

6
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.
Adelaide is known for parks, shopping, museums, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Adelaide by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Adelaide when traveling from Sydney in December, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Adelaide

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Migration Museum
Migration Museum

6
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.
Cairns is known for wildlife, adventure, trails, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a splash at Cairns Wake park, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cairns online day trip planner .

Getting from Adelaide to Cairns by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Cairns. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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