32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
5
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
6
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Budapest

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, stroll through Camp Cove, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Budapest, Hungary to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Budapest in December, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kirra Beach and Tugun Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Robina Town Shopping Centre and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Step out of Gold Coast to go to Byron Bay and see Cape Byron Walking Track, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cape Byron Walking Track
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore and learn at Shrine of Remembrance and Art Gallery of Ballarat. Discover out-of-the-way places like Eastern Beach Reserve and Spas & Wellness. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to St Anne's Winery (in Bacchus Marsh) and 13th Beach (in Barwon Heads). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip site .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, Art Gallery of Ballarat, St. Kilda Beach, 13th Beach, St Anne's Winery
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

4
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Short St Gallery and Boulevard Shopping Centre. We've included these beaches for you: Reddell Beach and Cable Beach. Spend the 12th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Roebuck Bay.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Broome driving holiday planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Broome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Broome due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: highs in Broome hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

4
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Relax by the water at Meelup Beach and Hamelin Bay. Head to Margaret River Chocolate Company and Mukau Giftware & Galleryfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Wise Wine (in Eagle Bay) and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Cowaramup Bay, and learn about winemaking at Redgate Wines.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Margaret River trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Boranup, Surfers Point, Meelup Beach, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 19:
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then view the masterpieces at Yubu Napa Art Gallery, and then view the masterpieces at Talapi.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Alice Springs in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Margaret River to Alice Springs. In January, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

5
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 in touch with nature at Blowhole Beach and Cleland Wildlife Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at North Terrace and Adelaide Oval. Venture out of the city with trips to Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach), Port Elliot (Horseshoe Bay & Boomer Beach) and Carrickalinga Beach (in Carrickalinga). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Granite Island, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, wander the streets of Rundle Mall, and kick back and relax at Morgan Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Adelaide, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Alice Springs to Adelaide by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Alice Springs in January; daily highs in Adelaide reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Elliot, Morgan Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park, Aldinga Beach, Blowhole Beach
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 27:
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Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach

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