40 days in Australia & Singapore Itinerary

40 days in Australia & Singapore Itinerary

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40 days in Australia & Singapore Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt, Germany
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Shuttle + Fly:  15​h 15​min
2
Adelaide, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Mount Gambier, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Melbourne, Australia
— 10 nights
Train:  1​h
5
Geelong, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  5​h 30​min
6
Wollongong, Australia
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
7
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Brisbane, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
9
Perth, Australia
— 8 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Frankfurt, Germany

4
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Step out of Singapore to go to Sentosa Island and see Universal Studios Singapore, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo, visit Chinatown, get a taste of the local shopping with Orchard Road, and enjoy breathtaking views from Fort Siloso Skywalk.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Singapore trip itinerary planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Singapore is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Frankfurt to Singapore, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Frankfurt in December, with highs in Singapore at 36°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 10:
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Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens

2
nights
Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Adelaide is known for shopping, parks, museums, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Adelaide takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Adelaide to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden

2
nights
Mount Gambier, Australia

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): Head underground at Cave Gardens, then get lost in a book at Mount Gambier Public Library, then Head underground at Engelbrecht Cave, and finally explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along The Blue Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at The Valley Lake, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Schank.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mount Gambier journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Mount Gambier takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Adelaide in December: high temperatures in Mount Gambier hover around 27°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:
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Cave Gardens ©
Cave Gardens
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Mount Schank ©
Mount Schank

10
nights
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne attractions planner.

You can fly from Mount Gambier to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can take a train to Geelong.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Geelong, Australia

Geelong ©
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geelong: Lorne (Erskine Falls & Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway). There's still lots to do: get outside with Geelong Adventure Specialists, have some family-friendly fun at Next Level Skirmish, don't miss a visit to Geelong Mosque, and sample the tasty concoctions at Little Creatures Brewing P/L.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Geelong sightseeing planning site .

Take a train from Melbourne to Geelong in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Geelong can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wollongong.

Things to do in Geelong

Outdoors Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Lorne
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Geelong Adventure Specialists ©
Geelong Adventure Specialists
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Geelong Botanical Gardens ©
Geelong Botanical Gardens

2
nights
Wollongong, Australia

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Tien Temple, then admire the natural beauty at Wollongong Botanic Garden, and then visit a coastal fixture at Wollongong Head Lighthouse. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Lawrence Hargrave, cruise along Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wattamolla Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Wollongong trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Geelong to Wollongong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Geelong in December: high temperatures in Wollongong hover around 33°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Sydney.

Things to do in Wollongong

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Lawrence Hargrave
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Wollongong Botanic Garden ©
Wollongong Botanic Garden

4
nights
Sydney, Australia

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, stop by Darling Harbour, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Sydney online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Wollongong to Sydney by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2
nights
Brisbane, Australia

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then get your game on at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer. On the next day, walk around South Bank Parklands.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip maker app .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

8
nights
Perth, Australia

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the activities along Swan River, and pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth trip planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Perth in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in January, expect nights in Perth to be little chillier, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Adventure World, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Hillarys Boat Harbour, Perth Zoo
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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