35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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35 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  27​h
1
Adelaide
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
8
Victor Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Chicago

8
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.
Visiting Cleland Wildlife Park and Port Noarlunga Reef will get you outdoors. Visit Seacliff Beach and Glenelg Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Semaphore Beach (in Semaphore) and The Cedars (in Hahndorf). Dedicate the 30th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Henley Beach, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide itinerary builder tool .

Chicago, USA to Adelaide is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Chicago to Adelaide. Traveling from Chicago in March, things will get warmer in Adelaide: highs are around 79°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Glenelg, Smith Brothers Walking Trail, Cleland Wildlife Park, Semaphore Beach, Henley Beach
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Glenelg Beach ©
Glenelg Beach
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Port Noarlunga Reef ©
Port Noarlunga Reef

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fremantle Prison and The Perth Mint. Take a break from the city and head to Cottesloe Beach and Caversham Wildlife Park. Take a break from Perth with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Mandurah, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: walk around Kings Park & Botanic Garden, snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and contemplate the long history of The Bell Tower.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Perth trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Perth takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Adelaide to Perth. When traveling from Adelaide in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Perth, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Caversham Wildlife Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Fremantle Prison, Cottesloe Beach
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 8th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at St Paul's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Perth in April, with highs in Melbourne at 68°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and then pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of The Rocks, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip maker site .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 59°F in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

North Head Sanctuary
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
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.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral Square and Nepalese Pagoda are in your itinerary. Visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Moffat Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: get your game on at South Bank Parklands, get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, kick back and relax at Dicky Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane holiday builder app .

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

6
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Four Mile Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Rex Lookout (in Wangetti), Safaris (in Port Douglas) and Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton). There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and stroll the grounds of McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery.

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You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in April, with highs in Cairns at 85°F and lows at 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Rex Lookout, Historic Village Herberton
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Relax by the water at Clovelly Beach and Maroubra Beach Rocky Climb. Visiting The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk and Shelly Beach will get you outdoors. Spend the 22nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Enjoy Sydney some more: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in April; daily highs in Sydney reach 73°F and lows reach 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor ©
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Softfoot, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at Jetty Pylons. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Horseshoe Bay and then admire the verdant scenery at Deep Creek Conservation Park.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Victor Harbor trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Victor Harbor in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Victor Harbor, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jetty Pylons, Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple, Horseshoe Bay, Deep Creek Conservation Park, Aldinga Beach
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Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Deep Creek Conservation Park ©
Deep Creek Conservation Park

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