31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Savannah
Fly:  25​h
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Adelaide
— 7 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Savannah

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Explore hidden gems such as Kiama Blowhole and Blue Mountains. Venture out of the city with trips to Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online day trip planner .

Savannah, USA to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Savannah to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Savannah in December, with highs in Sydney at 81°F and lows at 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Nan Tien Temple, Congwong Beach, Shelly Beach, Kiama Blowhole
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kirra Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Get in touch with nature at Kings Beach and Natural Bridge. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane, and take in the waterfront at Eagle Street Pier.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane travel route app .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Natural Bridge, Burleigh Head National Park, Kirra Beach
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

5
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 Eastern Beach Reserve and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Get in touch with nature at Bells Beach and Balloon Rides. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Art Gallery of Ballarat (in Ballarat), Healesville Sanctuary (in Healesville) and 13th Beach (in Barwon Heads). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne visit planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Melbourne by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Melbourne, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Ballarat, Bells Beach, Healesville Sanctuary, Eastern Beach Reserve, 13th Beach
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Talapi. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alice Springs Reptile Centre and Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Emily Gap, and see the interesting displays at Road Transport Hall of Fame.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Alice Springs trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Alice Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in December, with highs in Alice Springs at 95°F and lows at 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trip

Red Centre
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

7
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Blowhole Beach and Morgan Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cleland Wildlife Park and Boomer Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Shingleback Wine Cellar Door (in McLaren Vale), Beerenberg Farm (in Hahndorf) and Granite Island (in Victor Harbor). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Horseshoe Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Second Valley Beach, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Adelaide travel route planner.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Alice Springs in December: high temperatures in Adelaide hover around 79°F and lows are around 58°F. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Port Elliot, Waitpinga Beach, Beerenberg Farm, Shingleback Wine Cellar Door, Granite Island
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Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Granite Island ©
Granite Island

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