41 days in Australia Itinerary

41 days in Australia Itinerary

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41 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Adelaide
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Canberra
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Wollongong
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 13 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Gold Coast

6
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.
South Australian Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia will appeal to museum buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Horseshoe Bay and Aldinga Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Flaxman Wines (in Eden Valley), Domain Day Cellar Door (in Williamstown) and Blowhole Beach (in Delamere). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, contemplate the long history of Old Gum Tree Reserve, and do a tasting at Kalleske Wines.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Adelaide itinerary maker .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Adelaide is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland Central to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland Central in February, you will find days in Adelaide are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Greenock, Blowhole Beach, Aldinga Beach, Domain Day Cellar Door, Horseshoe Bay
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 8:
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

8
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
We've included these beaches for you: St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. Museum-lovers will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale) and Y Water Discovery Centre (in Yea). Spend the 10th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne Central, choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and admire the majestic nature at Warrandyte State Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Adelaide in February since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, St. Kilda Beach, Y Water Discovery Centre
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 16:
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Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

8
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Take a break from the city and head to Floriade and Australian National Botanic Gardens. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Gallery of Australia and National Museum of Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Canberra: Murrumbateman (Wily Trout Vineyard, Clonakilla, & more), Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines (in Bredbo) and The Prince Alfred Bridge (in Gundagai). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, stroll through National Zoo and Aquarium, and steep yourself in history at Blundells' Cottage.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Canberra holiday maker website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Wollongong.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Murrumbateman, Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines, Pierces Creek Forest, The Prince Alfred Bridge, Mugga-Mugga Cottage
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 24:
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Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

4
nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Get a sense of the local culture at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society and Nan Tien Temple. Get outdoors at Mount Gibraltar Reserve and Moona Moona Creek. Change things up with these side-trips from Wollongong: Bowral (Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame & Dirty Janes Bowral), Bendooley Estate Book Barn (in Berrima) and Nest & Burrow (in Bundanoon). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Hyams Beach, look for gifts at The Treat Factory, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Nowra Fresh Fish & Meat Market.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Wollongong trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Wollongong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Canberra in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Wollongong, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Jervis Bay, Bowral, The Treat Factory, Nowra Fresh Fish & Meat Market, Nest & Burrow
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 28:
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Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach

13
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown), Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). Spend the 6th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and let little ones run wild at Cremorne Reserve.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney online vacation planner .

You can drive from Wollongong to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Wollongong in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 13:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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