33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  23​h
1
Herne Hill
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Angaston
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Eumundi
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h
5
Leura
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Zurich

4
nights
Herne Hill

Herne Hill ©
You'll get in some beach time at Cottesloe Beach and Trigg Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Talijancich Wines and Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Perth (Kings Park & Botanic Garden & Kings Park War Memorial), Quinns Rocks Beach (in Quinns Rocks) and Scarborough Beach (in Scarborough).

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Herne Hill online tour itinerary planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Herne Hill is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Herne Hill is 7 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Zurich in December; daily highs in Herne Hill reach 35°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Angaston.

Things to do in Herne Hill

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Perth, Millendon, John Kosovich Wines, All Saints Anglican Church, Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Quinns Rocks Beach ©
Quinns Rocks Beach

2
nights
Angaston

Angaston ©
Angaston is a town on the eastern side of the Barossa Valley in South Australia, 77 km northeast of Adelaide. Head to Thorn-Clarke Wines and Kies Family Winesfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, do a tasting at Flaxman Wines, and hunt for treasures at Barossa Farmers Market.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Angaston trip itinerary planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Herne Hill to Angaston. Traveling from Herne Hill to Angaston, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Eumundi.

Things to do in Angaston

Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Seppeltsfield, Flaxman Wines, Steiny's Traditional Mettwurst, Murray Street Vineyards, Whistler Wines
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Thorn-Clarke Wines ©
Thorn-Clarke Wines
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield

2
nights
Eumundi

Eumundi ©
Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. Visit Noosa Main Beach and Kings Beach for some beach relaxation. Do your shopping at The Original Eumundi Markets and Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza. Change things up with a short trip to Mooloolaba Beach in Mooloolaba (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: stop by The Real McCaul, take a stroll through Hastings Street, and enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Eumundi vacation planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Angaston to Eumundi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Eumundi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Noosa, Kings Beach, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza, Mooloolaba Beach
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. Keep things going the next day: trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island planner .

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Eumundi to Lord Howe Island in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

3
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Do your shopping at The Nook and Victory Theatre Antique Centre. There's much more to do: look for gifts at The Candy Store Leura, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, buy something for everyone on your list at Leura Mall, and explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Leura planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Lord Howe Island to Leura in 5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Rick Rutherford's Country
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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The Nook ©
The Nook
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Everglades Historic House and Gardens ©

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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Queen Victoria Building (QVB). Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, stop by Opal Minded, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney vacation planner .

You can drive from Leura to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 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

Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 7:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Relax by the water at St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, stop by Readings Book Shop, get some fabulous bargains at DFO South Wharf, and stroll through Melbourne Zoo.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne travel planning website .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in January since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay

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