35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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35 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart
train + Fly:  27​h
1
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  23​h 45​min
End: Stuttgart

4
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
You'll explore and learn at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Provenance Arts. Get in touch with nature at Litchfield National Park and Speed Boats Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Darwin: Litchfield National Park (Magnetic Termite Mounds & Buley Rockhole). Spend the 18th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Darwin Aviation Museum, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, view the masterpieces at Nomad Art Gallery, and explore the galleries of Outstation Gallery - Aboriginal Art from Art Centres.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin journey website .

Stuttgart, Germany to Darwin is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Stuttgart to Darwin is 8 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Stuttgart in December: high temperatures in Darwin hover around 38°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:
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RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Darwin Aviation Museum ©
Darwin Aviation Museum

4
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alice Springs Desert Park and Alice Springs Reptile Centre. Get a sense of the local culture at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre and Road Transport Hall of Fame. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at This is Aboriginal Art, look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and see the interesting displays at Adelaide House Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Alice Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in December, plan for little chillier nights in Alice Springs, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Carrickalinga Beach and Granite Island. Get outdoors at Horseshoe Bay and Cleland Wildlife Park. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Paulett Wines (in Polish Hill River), Crabtree Watervale Wines (in Clare) and Allusion Wines (in Yankalilla). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, get engrossed in the history at State Library of South Australia, enjoy the sand and surf at Glenelg Beach, and contemplate the long history of Old Gum Tree Reserve.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Adelaide trip app .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Alice Springs in December, with highs in Adelaide at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Glenelg, Allusion Wines, Crabtree Watervale Wines, Horseshoe Bay, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Glenelg Beach ©
Glenelg Beach
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jenolan Caves and Shelly Beach. Head to Hazelbrook Cottage Antiques and DUX Collection Sydneyfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Wentworth Falls in Katoomba--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: stroll through Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Adelaide to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Adelaide in December since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Hazelbrook Cottage Antiques, Jenolan Caves, Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore and learn at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Eastern Beach Reserve and St. Kilda Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Art Gallery of Ballarat (in Ballarat) and Spas & Wellness (in Daylesford). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, examine the collection at HMAS Castlemaine, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in January since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Art Gallery of Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat

4
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Japanese Cemetery and Catholic Diocese of Broome will appeal to history buffs. Do your shopping at The Courthouse Collection and Short St Gallery. Spend the 10th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, examine the collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Broome Gallery, and explore and take pictures at Gantheaume Point.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Broome travel route planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Broome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Broome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect nights in Broome to be much warmer, around 30°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
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Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum

4
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Shipwreck Galleries and The Artisan Store Fremantle. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Caversham Wildlife Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Western Australian Maritime Museum) and Emma Blyth Gallery (in Mandurah). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, contemplate the long history of Norm wrightson hairway, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at Wesley Church Fremantle.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Perth vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Broome to Perth takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Broome in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Perth, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fremantle, Mandurah, Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park, Scarborough Beach
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:
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Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

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