35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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35 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
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Alice Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
6
Alice Springs
— 1 night
bus:  22​h
7
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Queenstown

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.
On the 17th (Fri), take a stroll through Darling Harbour, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online travel route builder .

Rome, Italy to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Rome to Sydney. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Rome in January; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Get some historical perspective at Shrine of Remembrance and Cooks' Cottage. Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

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, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Melbourne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
Visit Port Arthur Historic Site and Cascade Brewery for their historical value. Relax by the water at Opossum Bay Beach and Long Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Okines Beach (in Dodges Ferry), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stewarts Bay, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hobart vacation planner.

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. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hobart, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Bellerive Beach, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Kingston Beach, Richmond Bridge
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 28:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Road Transport Hall of Fame, identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, and finally take an in-depth tour of Aboriginal Australia Culture Centre.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip planning site .

You can fly from Hobart to Alice Springs in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in January: highs in Alice Springs hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:
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Road Transport Hall of Fame ©
Road Transport Hall of Fame
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): stroll through Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and finally take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 31:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
On the 31st (Fri), identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, take in the exciting artwork at Talapi, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Alice Springs trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

3
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.
Visit Christ Church Cathedral Darwin and St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Defence of Darwin Experience. Step out of Darwin with an excursion to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach, brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum, and take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

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You can fly from Alice Springs to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Alice Springs in February: highs in Darwin hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

7
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Esplanade Boardwalk. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach), Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Four Mile Beach (in Port Douglas). Spend the 5th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, stroll the grounds of McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cairns online vacation planner .

Getting from Darwin to Cairns by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton, Daintree Discovery Centre, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 12:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chenrezig Institute and Caloundra Lighthouses. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Opal Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Surfers Paradise (Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise & Surfers Paradise Beach), Caloundra Regional Art Gallery (in Caloundra) and Anthea Polson Art (in Main Beach). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepalese Pagoda, admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, and visit a coastal fixture at Fingal Head Lighthouse.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in February: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 33°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Chenrezig Institute
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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