36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Alice Springs
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Darwin
— 8 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Stockholm

8
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 discover tucked-away gems like Kiama Blowhole and The Giant Stairway. Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Shelly Beach (in Manly), The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Wollongong Head Lighthouse (in Wollongong). Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Coogee Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online sightseeing planner .

Stockholm, Sweden to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 9 hours. Traveling from Stockholm in November, expect Sydney to be warmer, temps between 29°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wollongong, Kiama Blowhole, The National Pass, Taronga Zoo
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 27:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from the city and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and The Great Ocean Road. Old Melbourne Gaol and Shrine of Remembrance will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), Ballarat (Ballarat Wildlife Park & Art Gallery of Ballarat) and Bells Beach (in Torquay). Dedicate the 5th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, identify plant and animal life at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, and grab your bike and head to Anglesea Bike Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in November, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Ballarat, Torquay, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Maru Koala and Animal Park, Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 5:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

7
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Alice Springs Reptile Centre and Ormiston Gorge. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and The Kangaroo Sanctuary. Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Owen Springs Reserve. Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Trephina Gorge Nature Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, admire the verdant scenery at Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Alice Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Alice Springs reach 41°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Red Centre, Ormiston Gorge
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

8
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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Speed Boats Tours. Christ Church Cathedral Darwin and St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Explore Darwin's surroundings by going to Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs), Litchfield National Park (in Batchelor) and Litchfield National Park (Buley Rockhole & Florence Falls). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 19th (Wed) at Darwin Waterfront. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Casuarina Coastal Reserve, learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum, and cool off at Wave Lagoon.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Darwin trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Darwin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Darwin when traveling from Alice Springs in December, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Territory Wildlife Park, Litchfield National Park, Mount Sonder
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 21:
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Litchfield National Park ©
Litchfield National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

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