34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 11 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Jervis Bay
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Hong Kong


11
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palm Beach and Caves Beach. Kids will enjoy Coogee Beach and Shelly Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal), Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & The Giant Stairway) and Govetts Leap (in Blackheath). Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Bondi Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planning tool .

Hong Kong, China to Sydney is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, subway, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Sydney is 2 hours. In January, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Hong Kong - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Caves Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach, Terrigal Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

4
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Get in touch with nature at Hyams Beach and Blenheim Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Greenfield Beach and White Sands Walk. There's still lots to do: stroll through Honeymoon Bay, explore the striking landscape of Abrahams Bosom Reserve, and enjoy the sea views from Cape St George Lighthouse.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Jervis Bay trip planner.

Traveling by train from Sydney to Jervis Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Jervis Bay. On the 21st (Mon), you're off toSydney.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Currarong
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 21:
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Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach
Abrahams Bosom Reserve ©
Abrahams Bosom Reserve

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Manly Quarantine Station and then visit a coastal fixture at Barrenjoey Lighthouse.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney route builder site .

Traveling by train from Jervis Bay to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Jervis Bay in January since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vaucluse House, Manly Quarantine Station, Barrenjoey Lighthouse
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Barrenjoey Lighthouse ©
Barrenjoey Lighthouse
Vaucluse House ©
Vaucluse House
Manly Quarantine Station ©
Manly Quarantine Station

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit Eastern Beach Reserve and Ocean Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ballarat Wildlife Park and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: The Enchanted Adventure Garden (in Arthurs Seat), Sorrento Front Beach (in Sorrento) and Somers Beach (in Somers). Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring nature at Point Nepean National Park. Spend the 29th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 17°C. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, Ballarat Wildlife Park, Point Nepean National Park, St. Kilda Beach, The Enchanted Adventure Garden
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

2
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 1st (Fri), trek along Great Ocean Walk. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Great Otway National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Apollo Bay travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Apollo Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sun) before leaving for Port Campbell.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cape Patton Lookout Point, Great Otway National Park
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Great Otway National Park ©
Great Otway National Park
Cape Patton Lookout Point ©
Cape Patton Lookout Point

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 3rd (Sun), head outdoors with The Arch.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip planner .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bay of Martyrs
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Bay of Martyrs ©
Bay of Martyrs
The Arch ©
The Arch

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at St Kilda beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Brighton Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of St. Patrick's Cathedral and then contemplate the long history of William Ricketts Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne visit planner.

You can drive from Port Campbell to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

William Ricketts Sanctuary, Brighton Beach
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:
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St Kilda beach ©
St Kilda beach
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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