29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  25​h
1
Adelaide
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Cape Jervis
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Coonawarra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Cape Otway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Lorne
— 1 night
8
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Sydney
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
11
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  11​h 15​min
12
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Milan

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Glenelg Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach. On the next day, stroll through Henley Beach, stroll through Semaphore Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Gorge Wildlife Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Xavier Cathedral.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip planner .

Milan, Italy to Adelaide is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Milan in December; daily highs in Adelaide reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Semaphore Beach, Aldinga Beach, Glenelg Beach, Henley Beach, Gorge Wildlife Park
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Glenelg Beach ©
Glenelg Beach
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get some cultural insight at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and George's 40,000 Castle Lights. Visit Browns Beach and Island Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, don't miss a visit to Emu Ridge, savor the flavors at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and explore and take pictures at Will's Rare Breeds Farm.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip website .

Fly from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Jervis.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Kangaroo Island Spirits ©
Kangaroo Island Spirits
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

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hours
Cape Jervis

Cape Jervis
To plan Cape Jervis vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kangaroo Island to Cape Jervis. In December in Cape Jervis, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll set off for Coonawarra on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Cape Jervis

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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1
night
Coonawarra

Coonawarra ©
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. On the 27th (Fri), do a tasting at Menzies Wine Room & Retreat.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Coonawarra trip planner.

You can drive from Cape Jervis to Coonawarra in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Cape Jervis in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Coonawarra, with lows of 11°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Coonawarra

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sharam Cottage
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The Blok Coonawarra ©
The Blok Coonawarra
Whistle Post Wines ©
Whistle Post Wines
Sharam Cottage ©
Sharam Cottage

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Coonawarra to Portland in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Otway.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites
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Cape Nelson lighthouse ©
Cape Nelson lighthouse
Whaler's Bluff Lighthouse ©
Whaler's Bluff Lighthouse

1
night
Cape Otway

Cape Otway ©
On the 29th (Sun), make a trip to Cape Otway Lightstation and then enjoy the sand and surf at Johanna Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Otway National Park.

Plan my trip to Cape Otway with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Portland to Cape Otway takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lorne.

Things to do in Cape Otway

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Johanna Beach, Great Otway National Park
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
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Great Otway National Park ©
Great Otway National Park
Cape Otway Lightstation ©
Cape Otway Lightstation

1
night
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lorne holiday planning tool .

Getting from Cape Otway to Lorne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Melbourne.

Things to do in Lorne

Parks Nature
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Sheoak Falls ©
Sheoak Falls

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Frankston Beach and St Paul's Cathedral. Kids will enjoy Brighton Beach and Eureka Skydeck 88. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park in Pearcedale, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at ArtVo, identify plant and animal life at St Kilda beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip site .

You can drive from Lorne to Melbourne in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. December in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Beaches Wildlife

Side Trips

Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Frankston Beach
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip app .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Terrigal Beach and Manly Beach. Visit The Rocks and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Palm Beach (in Palm Beach) and Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, explore the world behind art at Customs House, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Sydney

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach, Norah Head Lighthouse, Palm Beach, Terrigal Beach
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach

4
nights
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
The Coalface Experience and Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Horseshoe Bay and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Spend the 10th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway, explore the activities along Heart Reef, and take in the waterfront at Shute Harbour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Airlie Beach vacation planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Airlie Beach, with lows of 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Perth.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Horseshoe Bay, The Coalface Experience
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spas

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.
Visit City Beach and Rockingham Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as South Beach Recreation Reserve and The Nostalgia Box Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, view the masterpieces at Aspects of Kings Park, and take some stellar pictures from Fraser Avenue Lookout.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Perth trip app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Perth in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Airlie Beach to Perth is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Perth when traveling from Airlie Beach in January, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rockingham Beach, City Beach, South Beach Recreation Reserve
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:
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Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
City Beach ©
City Beach
South Beach Recreation Reserve ©
South Beach Recreation Reserve

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