33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  21​h
1
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
4
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  8​h 30​min
7
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Melbourne
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  7​h 30​min
9
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
11
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Dallas

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Gallery of Australia and National Portrait Gallery. There's much more to do: get curious at Questacon, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Australia, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Canberra online attractions planner .

Dallas, USA to Canberra is an approximately 21-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also do a combination of tram, flight, and bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 16 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Dallas in December: highs in Canberra hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

2
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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.
On the 6th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, then see where the action happens at Adelaide Oval, and then hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, then get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, and then meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read Adelaide tour planner.

You can fly from Canberra to Adelaide in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Adelaide are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cleland Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and then look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island trip planner .

Getting from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

2
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Step off the beaten path and head to Greens Pool and Albany Wind Farm. Venture out of the city with trips to Anvil Beach (in Denmark) and Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, get engrossed in the history at Albany's Historic Whaling Station, take some stellar pictures from Rotary Lookout Albany, and enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Albany journey planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Cheynes Beach
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Take a break from Margaret River with a short trip to Jewel Cave in Augusta, about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Lake Cave, do a tasting at Woodlands Wines, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Woodlands Wines
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Helicopter Tours. Spend the 16th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Cairns in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Margaret River to Cairns is 2 hours. December in Cairns sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Parks

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Twelve Apostles and London Bridge. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Campbell (Loch Ard Gorge & Port Campbell National Park). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Warrnambool holiday maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Cairns to Warrnambool takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Twelve Apostles
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands

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nights
Melbourne

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, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Fly from Warrnambool to Melbourne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in December, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Coles Bay takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Bicheno, Coles Bay Jetty
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

3
nights
Hobart

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston). On the 28th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, and snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Hobart, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Tahune Forest AirWalk
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Hobart to Sydney by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in December, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 81°F and 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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