47 days in Australia Itinerary

47 days in Australia Itinerary

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47 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 33 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Devonport
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Moscow


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33
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.
Australian National Maritime Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio will appeal to museum buffs. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath), Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights) and Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Wentworth Falls, & more). Spend the 31st (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Dedicate the 14th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, stroll through Manly Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and explore the world behind art at White Rabbit Gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Moscow, Russia to Sydney is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Moscow to Sydney, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Moscow in December: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mosman, Katoomba, Lithgow, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria will appeal to museum buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. Spend the 2nd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, admire the majestic nature at Warrandyte State Park, and don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne holiday tool .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in January, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Devonport.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

1
night
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
On the 5th (Tue), browse for treasures at Antique Emporium, then see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, then experience rural life at Turners Beach Berry Patch, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Devonport trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Devonport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Melbourne in February, things will get slightly colder in Devonport: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Devonport

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Turners Beach Berry Patch
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Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch

2
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'll get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Four Mile Beach. You'll explore and learn at Bones and Jones and Historic Village Herberton. Spend the 7th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cairns itinerary planner .

You can fly from Devonport to Cairns in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Devonport in February: highs in Cairns hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Four Mile Beach, Historic Village Herberton
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

3
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.
Relax by the water at Dicky Beach and Moffat Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Queensland Art Gallery. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at GOMA, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip maker app .

Fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

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