36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Hobart
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  38​h
4
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
bus:  22​h
5
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive:  21​h 45​min
7
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Auckland

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, Bondi Beach, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stroll through Bondi Beach and then hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and then see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney online travel planner .

Vienna, Austria to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vienna to Sydney. Traveling from Vienna in January, expect Sydney to be warmer, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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.
You've added Australian Open, Ocean Road Tours, The Little Penguin Bus, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 18th (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Victoria Market, then steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, then go sightseeing with Ocean Road Tours, and finally kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by The Junk Company, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and then catch all the local highlights with The Little Penguin Bus.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip planning app .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Escape Discovery Adventures ©
Escape Discovery Adventures
The Little Penguin Bus ©
The Little Penguin Bus

5
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Wineglass Bay Day Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and then take a memorable excursion with Wineglass Bay Day Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Opossum Bay Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you will find days in Hobart are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Opossum Bay Beach
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 26:
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Opossum Bay Beach ©
Opossum Bay Beach
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Outback Elite Tours as well as Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility. This is Aboriginal Art and Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: browse the exhibits of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre and look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs online journey planner .

You can fly from Hobart to Alice Springs in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in January, expect nights in Alice Springs to be a bit warmer, around 25°C, while days are much hotter, around 41°C. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Tours Museums
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 1:
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Outback Elite Tours ©
Outback Elite Tours

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Litchfield National Park as well as Kakadu Dreams Day Tours. Do your shopping at Provenance Arts and Mbantua Fine Art Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Outstation Gallery - Aboriginal Art from Art Centres and Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, stop by Parap Fine Foods, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip builder site .

Getting from Alice Springs to Darwin by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in February, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Darwin: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Kakadu Dreams Day Tours
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Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil 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.
You've added Scuba & Snorkeling, Daintree Discovery Centre, Walkabout Cultural Adventures, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Underart Gallery and McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery. Do your shopping at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns and Stockland Cairns Shopping Centre. Spend the 7th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairns holiday maker app .

You can fly from Darwin to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. You'll set off for Brisbane on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Walkabout Cultural Adventures, Daintree National Park, Daintree Discovery Centre
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 11:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Walkabout Cultural Adventures ©
Walkabout Cultural Adventures

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, Opal Museum, Surfers Paradise Beach, and other attractions. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Moffat Beach and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nepalese Pagoda.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in February, expect Brisbane to be little chillier, temps between 33°C and 24°C. On the 17th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Australia Zoo, Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

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