35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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35 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 10 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Melbourne
— 6 nights
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore hidden gems such as Eastern Beach Reserve and Yarra River. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat), The Enchanted Adventure Garden (in Arthurs Seat) and Lake Daylesford (in Daylesford). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. January in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Lake Daylesford, The Enchanted Adventure Garden, Eastern Beach Reserve, Ballarat Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 28:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Rod Laver Arena ©
Rod Laver Arena

10
nights
Hobart

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 Tahune Forest AirWalk and Franklin River Nature Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site (in Eaglehawk Neck), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Callington Mill (in Oatlands). Spend the 1st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 4th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, hike along Three Capes Track, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hobart trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Melbourne, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hobart, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Tasmania, Richmond, Eaglehawk Neck, Port Arthur, Tahune Forest AirWalk
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 7:
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
On the 8th (Fri), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne. On your second day here, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at ArtVo, and then make a trip to Chinatown.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planning tool .

You can fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in February, you will find days in Melbourne are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
ArtVo ©
ArtVo
Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne ©

6
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Wentworth Falls and Hyde Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong) and Govetts Leap (in Blackheath). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planning site .

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 February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Govetts Leap, Wentworth Falls, Nan Tien Temple
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 15:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Henley Beach, and then hike along River Torrens Linear Park Trail. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Adelaide road trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in February, Adelaide is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Henley Beach
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Room Escape Games
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Daylesford and Art Gallery of Ballarat. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Swim with Dolphins (in Sorrento), Point Nepean National Park (in Portsea) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). See some other sides of Melbourne: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, make a trip to Block Arcade, and steep yourself in history at Cooks' Cottage.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Daylesford, Point Nepean National Park, Geelong Botanical Gardens, Art Gallery of Ballarat, The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 26:
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Point Nepean National Park ©
Point Nepean National Park
ArtVo ©
ArtVo

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