33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Columbia
Fly:  35​h
1
Melbourne
— 12 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Canberra
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
4
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Columbia

12
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery of Victoria and National Sports Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Haigh's Chocolates Collins Street. Venture out of the city with trips to The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Spend the 18th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park, examine the collection at Federation Square, enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Bay, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne holiday app .

Columbia, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Columbia in December, with highs in Melbourne at 30°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

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.
The Royal Botanic Garden has been added to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Manly Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Visit Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach for some beach relaxation. Spend the 30th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel route website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Canberra Centre, Canberra Theatre Centre and Questacon. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia and explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Canberra tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Canberra, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Nightlife Childrens Museums
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National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
You've now added Queen Victoria Market to your itinerary. Head to Collins St/Swanston St and South Melbourne Marketfor plenty of shopping. See even more of Melbourne: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum and look for gifts at Readings Book Shop.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in January, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. You will leave for home on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Collins St/Swanston St ©
Collins St/Swanston St
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Queen Victoria Market ©
Queen Victoria Market

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