39 days in Australia Itinerary

39 days in Australia Itinerary

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39 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  27​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Hobart
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Sydney
— 5 nights
End: Sydney

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Anzac War Memorial, and finally kick back and relax at Coogee Beach. On the next day, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and then kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Paris, France to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 9 hours. Traveling from Paris in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach
Helicopter Tours
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur), Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston) and Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hobart online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, Hobart is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Museum of Old and New Art, Bellerive Beach, Maria Island National Park
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

6
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 discover tucked-away gems like Eastern Beach Reserve and Yarra River. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Lake Daylesford (in Daylesford), Ballarat (Ballarat Wildlife Park & Art Gallery of Ballarat) and Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne online trip maker .

You can fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Melbourne are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve, Lake Daylesford, Dandenong Ranges National Park
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, then steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, and finally browse the different shops at Adelaide Arcade. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, then get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, then meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo, and finally appreciate the history behind The Rundle Mall Pigs.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Shopping Museums
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

6
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kata Tjuta and Red Desert Reptiles. And it doesn't end there: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, trek along Kuniya Walk, and make a trip to Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal corporation.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning tool .

Getting from Adelaide to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. In October, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Adelaide - with highs of 38°C and lows of 18°C. You'll set off for Cairns on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Helicopter Tours

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Michaelmas Cay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: St Mary’s by The Sea chapel (in Port Douglas), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton). Spend the 26th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for little chillier days in Cairns, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Historic Village Herberton
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel ©
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Roma Street Parkland and Natural Bridge. Step out of Brisbane to go to Main Beach and see Sea World Theme Park, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brisbane travel route app .

Getting from Cairns to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in October: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wentworth Falls and Govetts Leap. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: The Giant Stairway (in Katoomba) and Wollongong (Wollongong Botanic Garden & Nan Tien Temple). See even more of Sydney: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

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Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wollongong, Govetts Leap
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Govetts Leap ©
Govetts Leap
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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