35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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35 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 18 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 24th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online trip itinerary builder .

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In January in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

6
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Surfers Paradise (SkyPoint Observation Deck, Infinity Attraction, & more). There's still lots to do: enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, stroll through Australia Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Brisbane. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Surfers Paradise, Australia Zoo, Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World Theme Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

18
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Katoomba (Echo Point Lookout & Wentworth Falls). Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Nielsen Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass, Taronga Zoo
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 19th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then admire all the interesting features of Maheno Wreck. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. When traveling from Sydney in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fraser Island: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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