36 days in Adelaide, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

36 days in Adelaide, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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36 days in Adelaide, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  24​h
1
Adelaide
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Sydney
— 14 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 11 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Zurich

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cleland Wildlife Park and Horseshoe Bay. Family-friendly places like Blowhole Beach and West Beach will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Hallett Cove Conservation Park (in Hallett Cove), Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis) and Boomer Beach (in Port Elliot). Dedicate the 19th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Aldinga Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Semaphore Beach, do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards, and steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Adelaide is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Adelaide is 8 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in December; daily highs in Adelaide reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Port Elliot, Hallett Cove Conservation Park, Semaphore Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park, Blowhole Beach
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 21:
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach

14
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Manly Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Bilgola Beach (in Bilgola). Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Dee Why Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Adelaide to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bronte Beach, Bilgola Beach, Wentworth Falls, Taronga Zoo, Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Dec 21 — Jan 4:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

11
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.
Get in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Surfer's Paradise Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Kings Beach (in Caloundra), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Surfers Paradise (SkyPoint Observation Deck & Infinity Attraction). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, and take a peaceful walk through Buderim Forest Park.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip maker website .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. January in Brisbane sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Surfers Paradise, Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Burleigh Heads, Captain Cook Highway
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 15:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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