42 days in Australia Itinerary

42 days in Australia Itinerary

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42 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  24​h
1
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Alice Springs
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Zurich

5
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Langmeil Winery (in Tanunda), Greenock (Kalleske Wines & Murray Street Vineyards) and The Cedars (in Hahndorf). Dedicate the 26th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, and make a trip to Southern Flinders Ranges Experience with Lunch.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Adelaide online trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Adelaide is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Zurich to Adelaide. Traveling from Zurich in November, expect nights in Adelaide to be somewhat warmer, around 15°C, while days are warmer, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Greenock, Oaklands Wetland, The Cedars, Langmeil Winery
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 30:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 5th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

Make your Melbourne itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Adelaide to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Adelaide in November, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 7:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip maker tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

7
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 Brisbane's surroundings by going to Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Surfers Paradise (SkyPoint Observation Deck & Surfers Paradise Beach). There's much more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and stroll through Dicky Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Brisbane sightseeing site .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Dicky Beach
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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.
Alice Springs is known for wildlife, museums, historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, get great views at Anzac Hill, explore the galleries of This is Aboriginal Art, and explore and take pictures at Ormiston Gorge.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Alice Springs by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane in December, you will find days in Alice Springs are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours
Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge

5
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Venture out of the city with trips to Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Fremantle (Fremantle History Walking Tour & Fremantle Prison). Dedicate the 1st (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: walk around Kings Park & Botanic Garden, go for a walk through Lotterywest Federation Walkway, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and get your game on at Elizabeth Quay Carousel.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Perth trip planner .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Perth in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Alice Springs to Perth due to the time zone difference. In December, Perth is little chillier than Alice Springs - with highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Fremantle, Lake Claremont, Kent Street Weir, Caversham Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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