34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Adelaide
— 9 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 11 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Denver

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kiama Blowhole and Echo Point Lookout. Venture out of the city with trips to Bald Hill Lookout (in Stanwell Tops), Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney day trip planning app .

Denver, USA to Sydney is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Sydney is 17 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Denver in June: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 65°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Terrigal Beach, Nan Tien Temple, Shelly Beach
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

9
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aldinga Beach and Henley Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gorge Wildlife Park and Sevenhill Cellars. Venture out of the city with trips to Riesling Trail (in Clare), National Motor Museum (in Birdwood) and McLaren Vale (Primo Estate & Fox Creek Wines). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Rockford Winery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monarto Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at Waterfall Gully, and enjoy the sand and surf at Glenelg Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Adelaide to be a bit cooler, temps between 60°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Tanunda, Henley Beach, McLaren Vale, Clare, Gorge Wildlife Park
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Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach

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 30th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach, and then experience rural life at Will's Rare Breeds Farm.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

11
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 Eastern Beach Reserve and Bells Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ballarat Wildlife Park and Lake Daylesford. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Art Gallery of Ballarat (in Ballarat), Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit (in Ventnor) and Anglican Church, Barwon Heads (in Barwon Heads). Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park. Spend the 10th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: cruise along The Great Ocean Road, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip website .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car. In July in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Torquay, Daylesford, Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve, Phillip Island Wildlife Park
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

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