33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
2
Adelaide
— 4 nights
3
Canberra
— 3 nights
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
5
Brisbane
— 4 nights
6
Cairns
— 5 nights
7
Perth
— 3 nights
8
Margaret River
— 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Melbourne Gaol and Fitzroy Gardens. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, browse the collection at State Library Victoria, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne tour planner.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Melbourne is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Hanoi to Melbourne, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Melbourne are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Adelaide Zoo and Gorge Wildlife Park. Take a break from Adelaide with a short trip to Seppeltsfield in Seppeltsfield, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, make a trip to National War Memorial, Adelaide, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market.

To find ratings and tourist information, read our Adelaide online attractions planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Adelaide by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Seppeltsfield, Gorge Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lake Burley Griffin and Mount Ainslie Lookout. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at National Arboretum Canberra, admire the landmark architecture of Parliament of Australia, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and engage your brain at Questacon.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Canberra itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Adelaide to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide to Canberra, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in May, expect little chillier with lows of 2°C in Canberra. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin
National Arboretum Canberra ©
National Arboretum Canberra

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chinese Garden of Friendship and Mrs Macquarie's Chair. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip app.

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in May, with highs in Sydney at 24°C and lows at 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Chinese Garden of Friendship ©
Chinese Garden of Friendship

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to City Botanic Gardens and Maleny Dairies. Change things up with a short trip to Australia Zoo in Beerwah (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, steep yourself in history at Newstead House, take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Brisbane vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Australia Zoo, Maleny Dairies
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Helicopter Tours and Funstuff by Lynda. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Four Mile Beach). Spend the 21st (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip maker.

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in May: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. You will leave for Perth on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Helicopter Tours
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like State War Memorial and Scitech. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Little Creatures). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Swan River, take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, and steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Perth itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Cairns to Perth in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cairns to Perth due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cairns, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle
Highlights from your plan
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
State War Memorial ©
State War Memorial
Swan River ©
Swan River

3
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Lake Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, look for gifts at Gabriel Chocolate, indulge your taste buds at Margaret River Chocolate Company, and sample the fine beverages at The Grove Distillery & Brewery.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Nature · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Augusta, Moon Haven Natural Products, Margaret River Chocolate Company, Gabriel Chocolate, Busselton Jetty
Highlights from your plan
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Wine Tours & Tastings
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

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