33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dunedin
Fly:  10​h
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
2
Canberra
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 8 nights
4
Adelaide
— 8 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Dunedin

7
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 Dolphin & Whale Watching and Wentworth Falls. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame (in Bowral) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, make a trip to Sydney Opera House, look for gifts at Opal Minded, and get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Victoria Building (QVB).

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney driving holiday planning website .

Dunedin, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dunedin to Sydney is minus 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Sydney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Sydney Harbour National Park, Shelly Beach, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, Wentworth Falls
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

8
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.
Get outdoors at ANZAC Parade Walk and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mugga-Mugga Cottage and Gundagai Heritage Railway. Venture out of the city with trips to Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines (in Bredbo), Bungendore (Bungendore Wood Works Gallery & Village Antiques) and Gundog Cork Street Cellar (in Gundaroo). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, learn about winemaking at McKellar Ridge Wines, sample the tasty concoctions at Tortured Gum Brewery, and get curious at Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra attractions site .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in June: high temperatures in Canberra hover around 15°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bungendore, Goulburn, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Tumut River Brewing Co, Gundagai Heritage Railway
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Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Art Gallery of Ballarat and Eastern Beach Reserve. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul's Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Daylesford (Stony Creek Gallery & The Mill Markets), Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens & Ballarat Wildlife Park) and Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden (in Marysville). Spend the 27th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park.

Plan trip to Melbourne with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in June, Melbourne is a bit warmer at night with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ballarat, Daylesford, Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, National Vietnam Veterans Museum
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

8
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aldinga Beach and Henley Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage and North Terrace. Venture out of the city with trips to National Motor Museum (in Birdwood), Wirra Wirra Vineyards (in McLaren Vale) and Hans Heysen Art Studio (in Hahndorf). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Clare Valley Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, look for all kinds of wild species at Waterfall Gully, and learn about winemaking at Sevenhill Cellars.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide day trip tool .

Fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Adelaide are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Clare, Henley Beach, Melba's Chocolate & Confectionery, Wirra Wirra Vineyards, Ashton Hills Vineyard
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Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park

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