27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Margaret River
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Sydney
— 3 nights
End: Sydney


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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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step off the beaten path and head to Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and Wentworth Falls. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and take in the exciting artwork at Jason Ree.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. October in Sydney sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Canberra Museum and Gallery. Mugga-Mugga Cottage and Free Serbian Orthodox Church St George will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Canberra: Bungendore Wood Works Gallery (in Bungendore), Corrective Services NSW Museum (in Cooma) and Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (in Paddys River). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, look for all kinds of wild species at Cotter Reserve, don't miss a visit to Civic Square, and steep yourself in history at Lanyon Homestead.

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You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In October, Canberra is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 71°F and lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Corrective Services NSW Museum, Mugga-Mugga Cottage, Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery
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Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Degraves Street. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and then get curious at Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melbourne vacation maker .

Fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Tasmania, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Narryna Heritage Museum, don't miss a visit to Salamanca Arts Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, then steep yourself in history at Constitution Dock, and finally admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Hobart online visit planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Hobart by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect nights in Hobart to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Richmond
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Maritime Museum of Tasmania ©
Maritime Museum of Tasmania
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol
Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock

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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.
Appreciate the collections at South Australian Museum and State Library of South Australia. Get in touch with nature at Skydiving and Waterfall Gully. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Carrick Hill, take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Adelaide visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Adelaide takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hobart in October; daily highs in Adelaide reach 73°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
Waterfall Gully ©
Waterfall Gully

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 16th (Wed), steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Cathedral, then take in the pleasant sights at Lotterywest Federation Walkway, and finally get great views at Fraser Avenue Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then see the interesting displays at The Nostalgia Box Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Perth trip planner .

You can fly from Adelaide to Perth in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Adelaide to Perth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. October in Perth sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral

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Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Anzac Centre and The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Torndirrup National Park and Ellen Cove Boardwalk. Get out of town with these interesting Albany side-trips: Bluff Knoll (in Stirling Range National Park) and Granite Skywalk,Castle Rock (in Porongurup National Park). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Western Australian Museum - Albany, don't miss a visit to Chainsaw Sculpture Drive, take some stellar pictures from Padre White Lookout, and steep yourself in history at Princess Royal Fortress.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Albany journey maker .

You can fly from Perth to Albany in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Perth, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Albany, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Granite Skywalk,Castle Rock, Bluff Knoll
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Torndirrup National Park ©
Torndirrup National Park
Granite Skywalk,Castle Rock ©
Granite Skywalk,Castle Rock

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night
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.
For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Margaret River sightseeing planning website .

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. On the 21st (Mon), you're off toUluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Margaret River

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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.
On the 22nd (Tue), get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

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Sydney

Sydney ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Popular historic sites such as The National Pass and Elizabeth Bay House are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: The Giant Stairway (in Katoomba), Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura) and NSW Rail Museum (in Thirlmere). Explore Sydney further: see a show at Sydney Opera House, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Dee Why Beach.

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

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

The National Pass, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, NSW Rail Museum, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway

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